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Registration period: July 1 - July 14
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:30 pm - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Join us as we go on a kayaking adventure at Finger Lakes State Park. We will review basic kayaking skills before paddling out to explore the water trail. All kayaking equipment will be provided. Bring close-toed shoes, a water bottle, and dress for the weather. Registration Required. Ages 12 and up.
Registration period: February 1 - July 13
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:30 pm - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Lake Jacomo Marina

Lesson 1: Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish Handling combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing rod, parts of a fishing rod, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish. Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Ages 7 and above. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Participants DO NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program.

This program will go on rain or shine since we will be under the cover of the Jacomo Marina dock.

Participants will be asked to maintain safe social distance with staff and other participants who are not their family members distance during this program.
Registration period: June 15 - July 12
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:00 am - Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Bellefontaine Conservation Area
This fishing program will include all the basics of cane pole fishing including proper fish handling. Please meet at the pavilion located at the Bellefontaine Conservation Area. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/.
Registration period: June 15 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:30 am - Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
In Person Program- Take a trip with us and float down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. July’s applique block and presentation will feature the Prothonotary Warbler, a migrating bird. Registration Required. Ages 16 and up.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Registration period: June 15 - July 12
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Bellefontaine Conservation Area

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the pavilion on the Bellefontaine Conservation Area. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration period: March 30 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:30 pm
Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

This class is a 12 month program that will meet once a month all year long. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques while also exploring the flora and fauna of Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

By signing up, you are committing to attend all twelve of the monthly sessions so that you will be able to complete all 15 blocks for an entire quilt.

Classes will be held on a Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm and will be virtual until facilities are re-opened. When we are able to have in-person classes you will be notified. In the meantime, your kits may be picked up the week of class, or after, by appointment. (Call 573-222-3337 or email the instructor at sally.hancock@mdc.mo.gov) The pick up location is in Puxico, MO in the southeast portion of the state.

You will need to have your own embroidery hoop, needle, and tracing pen (While we are virtual). When the building reopens, we will have light boards available for tracing.

Tentative dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 16
Registration period: May 25 - July 9
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:30 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:30 pm
This basic course will start with a presentation on rules, regulations, and equipment. After covering fish ID we will head down to the spill way to try out the new skill. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Please dress for the weather, and plan to possibly get wet and muddy. Equipment will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.
Registration period: April 19 - July 14
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Location: Platte Ridge Park

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 & 4.

Equipment, bait and fishing coaches will be provided.

Participants DO NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program.

Participants will be asked to maintain safe social distance from staff and other participants who are not their family membersembers during this program.

Each participant must register for this program individually on the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Fishing website. For assistance with registration please email the program instructor.

Registration period: June 15 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Take a (virtual) trip with us and float down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. July’s applique block and presentation will feature the Prothonotary Warbler, a migrating bird. Participants need to attend this virtual program to receive the applique block/pattern for that month which will be e-mailed after the presentation. Ages 16 and up. Registration Required. Participants will receive an e-mail with a link to the program both 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the start of the virtual presentation.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

This class is a 12 month program that will meet once a month all year long. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques while also exploring the flora and fauna of Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

By signing up, you are committing to attend all twelve of the monthly sessions so that you will be able to complete all 15 blocks for an entire quilt.

Classes will be held on a Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm and will be virtual until facilities are re-opened. When we are able to have in-person classes you will be notified. In the meantime, your kits may be picked up the week of class, or after, by appointment. (Call 573-222-3337 or email the instructor at sally.hancock@mdc.mo.gov) The pick up location is in Puxico, MO in the southeast portion of the state.

You will need to have your own embroidery hoop, needle, and tracing pen (While we are virtual). When the building reopens, we will have light boards available for tracing.

Tentative dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 16
Registration period: June 15 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
In Person Program: Take a trip with us and float down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. July’s applique block and presentation will feature the Prothonotary Warbler, a migrating bird. Ages 16 and up. Registration Required.
Registration period: June 2 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:30 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:00 pm
Want to take the next step in your paddling adventure? Join us to learn the essentials of river paddling on the Big Piney. Register for this event to attend an evening flat-water skills session at Phillips lake as a pre-requisite to the river trip. Participants MUST attend the flat-water skills session to attend the river trip. Participants will be sent a code to register for the river trip private event. The River trip will take place on Saturday July 17 from 8-5pm.
Registration period: May 21 - July 14
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, July 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Want your little ones to learn some outdoor skills?

Join us at Powder Valley as we spend the day outside learning how to shoot a bow, observe animals in the outdoors, and make some take home crafts with materials we can find outside!

Registration is required. Participants should bring lunch and wear appropriate clothes for summer weather; sunscreen and a water bottle are recommended. A camp packet with more details, an emergency contact form, and a waiver will be sent out to all registrants a week before we meet.
Registration period: June 7 - July 5
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021 4:30 pm - Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Mississippi River Alexandria
MDC staff and volunteers will instruct participants on the basics of setline fishing on Missouri’s rivers and lakes. Participants will attend a seminar on fisheries management, with information on the recent catfish survey led by an MDC Fisheries Management biologist. The program will be a hands-on tutorial of how to safely set trot-lines and bank poles, properly label equipment, and boat operation. These tactics can be used in streams and some lakes of Missouri. Following the river outing, A Conservation Agent will present fishing regulations and staff will give a how-to presentation on using gear and equipment. Sign up is limited to anglers that are new to setline fishing.
Registration period: July 3 - July 16
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 8:00 am - Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:30 am
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Youth .22 Rifle

(Ages 9 and up)

Interested young people may experience shooting .22 rifles by an instructor. Each participant will be learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting .22 rim fire rifles. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, July 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Bring the family to the range for a FREE day of shooting!
Registration period: June 10 - July 17
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 6+) Bring your imagination and engage in nature play while we embark on an expedition through the Discovery Center's diverse landscape. What plants and animals will we discover? Join our team of explorers on this outstanding adventure!
Registration period: June 10 - July 17
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:30 pm - Saturday, July 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 6+) Bring your imagination and engage in nature play while we embark on an expedition through the Discovery Center's diverse landscape. What plants and animals will we discover? Join our team of explorers on this outstanding adventure!
Registration period: June 9 - July 16
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 6:00 pm - Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods W. Robert Aylward Education Pond
Registration period: June 9 - July 16
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 6:00 pm - Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods W. Robert Aylward Education Pond

Learn how to catch channel, flathead and blue catfish in Missouri's farm ponds, lakes and rivers, then try your luck with a fishing opportunity at the Burr Oaks Woods educational pond. Afterwards, learn how to clean a catfish and sample a couple of catfish recipes during a cooking demonstration.

This event will take place at the Burr Oaks Woods educational pond and pavilion. Do not go to the nature center.

No fishing permit required to fish at this event.

MDC will provide rods, tackle and bait.

Participants must be 8 years or older and participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Each participant must register for this program separately. Email John Rittel for assistance with registration or for additional information.

Registration period: March 24 - July 19
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:30 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Rinquelin Trail Lake CA

Introduction to Flatwater Kayaking: July 20th at the Joe Hanauer Lake Boat Ramp located within Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area in Maries County.

Join us for an evening on the water for a basic kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: May 24 - July 19
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:00 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Lesson 1: Learn the parts and function of a spincast fishing rod and reel. How to cast safely and and successfully. How to fasten basic tackle to a fishing line. Learn techniques to catch fish and handle it properly.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Participants will be able to take what they learned and go fishing.

Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Each participant must register for this program individually.
Registration period: July 6 - July 19
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Beginning Trap Shooting

(Ages 11 & up)

Reservations begin April 30.

This program is designed for those who have had some experience with shotguns. We will cover safety, appropriate guns and ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field, and field layout. Firearms and ammunition will be provided, or you may bring your own. An adult must accompany participants under 18.

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us to make beautiful nature jewelry from deer antlers, spent shotgun shells, turkey and duck feathers and more! We will provide all materials.

This workshop is for women 18 years old and older. Girls aged 14–17 also are welcome when accompanied by an adult woman. Registration is required, please register online at mdc.mo.gov/events. Deadline to register is July19th, at 5pm. Space and supplies are limited!

Hurry! Space and materials are limited.