MDC invites public to Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 27

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this winter with an iconic American raptor – the bald eagle. Runge Conservation Nature Center will offer Eagle Adventure activities on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., including live eagle presentations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

A new exhibit in the west wing of the nature center will feature MDC print artwork celebrating the bald eagle through the month of January.

Visitors who want to see these powerful birds of prey in the wild can take a short trip from Runge Conservation Nature Center to MDC’s Marion Access on the Missouri River. There, weather permitting, staff will have spotting scopes set up for viewing eagles in their natural habitat.

“Bald eagles have a way of capturing our attention and our hearts – for many good reasons,” said Runge Nature Center Manager Kevin Lohraff. “The Eagle Adventure activities at Runge and Marion Access offer the opportunity for people to see live eagles up-close, to learn about them, and to observe them in the wild. What a great way to celebrate one of Missouri’s conservation success stories!”

The Runge Conservation Nature Center is located at 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City, and Marion Access is just a short drive up Highway 179 at Marion.

For more information about Eagle Adventure events, call the nature center at (573) 526-5544.