You have passed Hunter Education so put your skills to the test using a hunting simulator. Participants will be presented with an onscreen hunting scenario and then decide if the shoot is ethical. Participants will use a firearm provided with the program to test them on shot placement. This program is a great learning experience and a lot of fun.
Participants must have Hunter Education student certification. There is no age limit.
Ridgetop Trail will be lit by colorful luminaries offering a whole new perspective on the trail. The trail is asphalt-paved and approximately .5 mile round trip, it is stroller accessible and power wheelchair accessible. This program is part of our “Nature Center at Night” series; the nature center will be open late from 5:00 to 7:00pm this evening.
After your stroll enjoy a warm fire and some hot chocolate. This experience is really special and great family time. Groups are welcome.
Come join the boardgame club for nature lovers! This monthly program will begin with a short program featuring a different nature-themed board game and how it relates to Missouri’s mission to have world class fish, forests, and wildlife. After the intro…let the games begin! There will be games available for all experience levels, though these games often have a higher complexity level than family board game players may be used to and may be most appropriate for
Hawn State Park in St. Genevieve County is one of Missouri’s most scenic and special state parks. This naturalist-led hike will cover approximately 8 miles of the Whispering Pines Trail. This section of the trail is hilly, crosses several creeks, and due to its length, requires a moderate to high level of fitness. Sturdy shoes, a water bottle, lunch, and a small backpack are all required. If you’re ready for a rugged adventure, this is the trail for you!
Nature Center Volunteer and local wildlife photographer, Johnathan Wright, will talk about the equipment, skills, and tricks needed to capture nature and wildlife in that perfect image. Following the presentation everyone will have an opportunity to try their hand at shooting some indoor staged scenes as well as candid outdoor nature scenes.
Johnathan and fellow photographers will be available to offer feedback.
Please bring your own digital SLR camera and keep it with you at all times.