Learn about MDC reptile and amphibian research at April 19 virtual program

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – There is still much to learn about Missouri’s outdoors. Research and data collection are vital to developing an understanding of how the components of the outdoors are connected and how those connections affect our lives.

People can learn more about the scientific research going on in the state at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “MDC Science Virtual Program” on April 19. This free online program, which will be from 6-7 p.m., is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program is recommended for individuals ages 7 and up. People can register at:


At this event, Shelby Timm, an MDC Wildlife Ecologist, will describe the reptile and amphibian research she’s doing as part of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystems Project (MOFEP). This is the first of a recurring series of programs put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center that will describe some of the research currently underway in Missouri.

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

People can stay informed about upcoming programs at MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center and other MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about upcoming events or how to sign up for text alerts from the nature center can call 417-888-4237.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual and in-person programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.