Runge Conservation Nature Center encourages hometown discovery with Passport Jefferson City

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – From now until Sept. 5, the Runge Conservation Nature Center will offer a new program, Passport Jefferson City. The free program is designed to encourage people to explore their hometown, including discovering new places around Jefferson City and the city’s rich history.

Participants complete tasks at participating local locations, earn small prizes and have their passport sheets stamped. Tasks consist of a tour, scavenger hunt or small activity. All activities are free and open to the public.

“Passport Jefferson City is a great avenue for discovering Missouri’s treasures right here in Jefferson City,” said Kathy Cavender, manager of Runge Conservation Nature Center.

Participating locations include Runge Conservation Nature Center, Highway Patrol Safety Education Center, Lincoln University Farmer’s Market, Missouri State Archives and other local organizations.

Participants who visit and receive stamps at all sites in the Passport Jefferson City program will be eligible to win one of three large gift baskets containing Jefferson City centered items. 

Participants can drop off completed sheets at their final passport location, or can mail them to Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, 700 E Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101. 

The drawing winner for the basket will be announced in September.

Passport sheets are available at each participating location as well as online at

To schedule tours of sites, contact the location directly using the information on the back of the Passport sheet. For questions about the program, contact Runge Conservation Nature Center at 573-526-5544.