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MDC invites new hunters to complete hunter education at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Sep 01, 2017

Get ready for fall hunting with field skills sessions to satisfy hunter education requirement.

Hunter Education class

MDC seeks public input on Yellow Creek Conservation Area in Chariton County

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Central
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

geese flying

MDC seeks public input on Carpenter Memorial Conservation Area in Morgan County

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Central
Sep 01, 2017

Public can comment through Sept. 30 on draft management plan.

Forest at the Carpenter Memorial Conservation area

Learn about efforts to conserve Missouri’s biodiversity at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Aug 31, 2017

FREE public presentation on a “natural community approach” on public and private lands.

Runge Sign

MDC invites youth to free dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area

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Central
Aug 16, 2017

MDC invites youth ages 8-15 to attend a free dove hunting clinic and hunt Sept. 1-2 at Prairie Fork Conservation Area.

Youth hunters posing with their harvested doves.

TOMORROW: Offer input at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Aug 09, 2017

Get information and share opinions on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Runge Nature Center Exterior Sign

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

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Central
Aug 04, 2017

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Thursday evenings in September

Little girl holding up a fish.

Get information and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House at Runge Nature Center Aug. 10

News from the region

Central
Jul 28, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Runge Nature Center Sign

MDC invites teachers to Basic Archery Instructor course in Sweet Springs Aug. 2

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Central
Jul 26, 2017

Archery programs in schools improve student performance and knowledge about wildlife conservation.

Teachers attending archery instructor training.

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Columbia

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Central
Jul 17, 2017

Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.

Hunter Education instructor teaching a class about gun safety.

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for Osage orange in Howard County

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Central
Jul 14, 2017

Blue Bell Farm recognized for largest Osage orange tree in the state.

People in front of champion Osage orange tree

MDC invites families to frogging clinic at Blind Pony Fish Hatchery July 21

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Central
Jul 12, 2017

Learn to hone frogging skills at FREE clinic for the whole family.

Kids discovering nature by frogging.

Discover nature in a different light at MDC’s Runge Nature Center Aug. 11

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Central
Jul 10, 2017

Guided moonlight hike will help participants learn more about nature at night

Frog.

Take a hike with Runge Conservation Nature Center

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Central
Jul 07, 2017

Runge volunteers are leading monthly hikes around the state this summer

A man hiking at Runge Nature Center

Celebrate the life of naturalist Henry David Thoreau at Runge Nature Center

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Central
Jul 06, 2017

Learn to journal and observe like master nature writer Henry David Thoreau

Naturalist Henry David Thoreau

Explore outdoors this July at MDC’s Runge Nature Center

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Central
Jun 30, 2017

Beat the heat and discover nature through summer programming

Kids exploring the outdoors.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia

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Central
Jun 19, 2017

Register today to attend free workshops in July

Discover Nature Schools teacher training

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Columbia July 13

News from the region

Central
Jun 14, 2017

Space is limited. Register by July 11 to attend this free training.

young students enjoy learning about nature outside

MDC invites youth to Archery Expo July 7–8 in Ashland

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Central
Jun 13, 2017

Register to attend this free program on the basics of archery

Participants at Archery Expo in Ashland

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with MDC at Monarch Mania June 22

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Central
Jun 09, 2017

Learn about pollinators at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City.

monarch butterfly feeding on flower

Learn new, historic skills at MDC’s Primitive Skills Day this weekend

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Central
Jun 08, 2017

Various primitive skills stations will teach new ways to enjoy the outdoors at FREE program in Columbia.

Two people dressed in frontier garb in front of a teepee

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

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Central
Jun 07, 2017

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing and discover nature at June 24 FREE event

Little girl holding up her fish she caught.

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Columbia June 14

News from the region

Central
May 25, 2017

Space is limited. Register by June 12 to attend this free training.

These young students enjoy learning about nature outside, through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discover Nature Schools program.

MDC invites women to basic shooting academy in Columbia May 31, June 7 and 14

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Central
May 25, 2017

Register to attend a FREE clinic introducing women to basics of shooting sports.

Lady shooting a shotgun

Celebrate the Great Missouri Birding Trail in Boone County May 19

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Central
May 18, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to FREE birding event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

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MDC Media Staff

Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554