Conservation Education

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From Missouri Conservationist: May 2007

Nature Activity

WOW St. Louis!

  • Be here: Forest Park in St. Louis
  • These days: June 8th and 9th
  • Class Choices: Archery, nature photography, art in the park, canoeing, rock-climbing, the nature of woodworking, fishing, flag adventure game, pedaling in the park, geocaching and dutch oven cooking
  • 9 years to adult: Sign up for three classes per participant.
  • 4-8 years old: Participate in a separate children's day camp.
  • Cost: $25.00 per family and $15.00 per individual
  • Registration deadline: May 8
  • To Register: call 314-340-5794. Call now, space is limited.
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If your summer plans include a Missouri outdoor adventure, get ready for it at WOW St. Louis! This all-day “outdoor recreation and conservation school” features expert instructors from the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources. They join instructors from many other supporting groups to teach families and beginners outdoor skills and safety. Bass Pro Sports Shops and the Wonders of Wildlife National Fish and Wildlife Museum and Zooquarium sponsor the event.


Wheelin' Sportsmen

Missouri's Accessible Outdoors event June 16th.

Proving that outdoor fun belongs to all Missourians, the fourth annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen event gives people with disabilities the chance to expand their skills and boundaries. Held at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Springfield, Wheelin’ Sportsmen is co-sponsored by the Department of Conservation, the Sho-Me Gobbler Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Southwest Center for Independent Living, Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Shrine Clowns of Springfield and Bass Pro Shops.

This year’s event includes dozens of activities and programs for every outdoor interest, including fishing, pistol and rifle shooting, archery and landscaping for wildlife.

Event programs run June 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please contact Patty Smith at the Southwest Center for Independent Living at 417-886-9519, or call Mike Brooks at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range, 417-742-4361.

Powder Valley New Exhibits

Teaching everyday practices that help nature and people.

This spring, Kirkwood’s Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center got a “nature experience makeover,” including a suite of exciting new exhibits. You’re invited to see and explore them Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this special public event also celebrates Powder Valley’s 15th year of operation, which officially occurred last fall.

The new exhibits are based on “choosing land-use practices that improve our quality of life.” Saturday’s events and programs feature a puppet theater for kids and workshop on landscaping with native plants. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Powder Valley CNC at 314-301-1500.

This Issue's Staff

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Arleasha Mays
Photographer- Noppadol Paothong
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Circulation - Laura Scheuler