SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The first weekend of October will be a time to celebrate at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
Special events are planned Oct. 5, 6, and 7 as the Nature Center celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way.
Events for this special weekend include:
There is no registration for the Primitive Skills program, but registration is required for the Nature And The Arts bird program and the Saturday nature photography program. Register for these programs by going to mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents.
Since the Springfield Conservation Nature Center opened its doors to the public on Oct. 7, 1988, nearly 2.8 million people have visited the facility to learn about conservation and to discover nature. More than six million visitors have walked the nearly three miles of trails that meander through a variety of habitats on the 79-acre area.
For more information about these or other events at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, call 417-888-4237.