Discover Nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair

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SEDALIA, Mo. -- Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 13–23. Visit the Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily to see aquaria full of live fish and other aquatic wildlife along with displays of live native animals such as snakes and turtles. Ask conservation questions of MDC staff, get educational materials, and have fun.

Pop into the Department's air-conditioned Conservation Kids' Discovery Room between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to have hands-on fun exploring nature through crafts and other activities.

Enjoy conservation-related demonstrations at the Department's outdoor pavilion, including:

  • Raptors of Missouri on Aug. 13 and Aug. 22 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
  • Fish Cooking and Cleaning on Aug. 14 and 15 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Be Bear Aware on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Rainfall Simulator: Managing Soil on Aug. 17 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Fly Tying on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Alien Invaders in Missouri! on Aug. 20 with displays and activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Forest Products and a Circular Sawmill in Action on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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