Walk in nature's Storybook Forest at free MDC family event

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Kansas City, Mo. – Once a year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center develops an autumn special event that uses creativity to connect people with nature. The wonders in nature can seem magical, and this year's theme of "Once Upon A Time" will take visitors down enchanted trails on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. Costumed performers will tell tales about creatures and conservation with performances 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors can bring the children to meet and greet the performers in costume 4:30 to 5 p.m.

This free event welcomes all ages. Guided hikes along the Nature Center's trail into "Storybook Forest" where performances will occur start at 15-minute intervals. No registration is required. Visitors are invited to walk in, enjoy the Nature Center's indoor exhibits, and then embark outdoors on a performance hike.

Burr Oak Woods offers nature and conservation educational programs year round.

For more information about "Once Upon A Time" or other Nature Center programs, call 816-228-3766 or visit mdc.mo.gov/node/280.