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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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May 18, 2017

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

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC to host Women’s Basic Archery workshop in Columbia May 16

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May 12, 2017

Register to attend a free workshop to introduce women to the joys of archery.

female archer

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail in Rolla May 12

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May 10, 2017

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

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

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

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May 03, 2017

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

girl with fish

MDC seeks public input on Hart Creek Conservation Area in Boone County

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May 01, 2017

Public can comment through May 31 on draft management plan.

Hart Creek Conservation Area

Learn to navigate with map and compass at MDC’s Runge Nature Center

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Central
Apr 28, 2017

Register to attend an introductory workshop on May 10 or 11 for ages 6 and older.

MDC staff teaching attendees how to read a compass.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

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Central
Apr 27, 2017

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Thursday evenings in May.

kid with fish in net

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Girls Camp in High Hill

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Apr 20, 2017

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three day camp

Campers paddling in a canoe.

Celebrate Earth Day with MDC at State Capitol, Runge Nature Center

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Apr 05, 2017

Various activities offer fun, educational opportunities for students, families to discover nature.

flower

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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