MDC presents Unique and Crazy Creatures of Missouri program at Powder Valley Nature Center April 5

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KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Earth’s Classroom, Jody Miles, for a special program Friday, April 5 from 7-8 p.m.  The event is Unique and Crazy Creatures to See in Missouri.  The program is free and open to whole family.

Earth's Classroom is a 179-acre facility south of Rosebud dedicated to bringing both science and history to life for people of all ages through hands-on, experiential education.  Miles will explore a sampling of nature’s intriguing and curious food chains found in Missouri.  She brings one-of-a-kind insights to her presentations by tapping into her vast experience.  Miles has tracked wolves for field research, studied freshwater mussels in Ozark streams, investigated orchids, and worked with bats and deer.

Leveraging her background in field science research and time spent in the outdoors, Miles will share some of the fascinating and bizarre food chains that exist in Missouri.  From wild caving in Missouri’s longest cave, to exploring desert-like creatures on Missouri’s glades and unusual spring bird courtships, Miles’ presentation will help audiences appreciate how remarkable Missouri’s wild side really is.

The nature center doors will open at 6 p.m. so participants can tour the exhibits. MDC staff will also have live animals on hand so visitors can observe some of Missouri’s odder creatures up close both before and after the program.

Unique and Crazy Creatures to See in Missouri is a free program, but advanced online registration is required at

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.

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