MDC: Cape’s Nature Center offers Family Skills Sampler

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Families will have a chance to try out a variety of outdoor activities at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces a Family Skills Sampler event at the center Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Many parents would love to take their family fishing or canoeing, but they lack the experience to conquer the new experience with confidence," said Sara Turner, the manager of the Cape Nature Center. "This event is designed to bring whole families an opportunity to safely try several different outdoor skills, where they can learn together and then use their new skills to make memories together again later."

Archery, fishing and canoeing are just a sampling of the activities that will be featured at the event. Turner said no registration is required for this event and participants ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. Opportunities will be on a first-come, first served basis, she said.

"This event is just one of many that we offer at the nature center as part of our goal to help people to discover nature," Turner said. "Some of the most cherished family memories are those surrounded by nature and we hope this event will create many cherished moments for those who attend."

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