MDC offers free nest box building event in Jefferson City Dec. 17

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites participants ages 7-12 years old to give back to nature through creating a nest box for winter birds around their home. This event will run from 10-11:30 a.m. on Dec. 17 at Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.

Participants will discover what species of animals may take shelter or nest within a bird house or cavity. Then, participants will assemble and decorate their very own nest box to take home.

Registration for this event is required and can be done at Any questions about this event can be directed to the instructor, Austin Lambert, at

Runge Nature Center is located at 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City.