MDC Runge Nature Center hosting Wings over Water program on April 23

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Discover nature and learn more about eagles, owls, and falcons at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Runge Nature Center's Wings over Water watershed education program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 23. The program is free and open to the public.

This interactive, family-friendly event features staff from the World Bird Sanctuary who will tell the story of these amazing birds and fly them over the audience, dramatically illustrating the importance of protecting the birds, their habitat, and Missouri's water resources.

"This unique program features birds of prey, up close and in flight," said MDC Runge Nature Center Manager Kathy Cavender. "These birds will literally fly over participants heads. It is very thrilling to see these beautiful animals up close."

The Wings over Water program is sponsored by Missouri American Water.

Runge Nature Center is located on Hwy 179 in Jefferson City approximately .5 mile north of Hwy 50. Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The building is closed on Sunday and Monday. The outdoor trails are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

For more information on this or other programs, call 573-526-5544 or visit