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Hunter Education Skills Session

Have you always wanted to firearm hunt on your own? First you need to get certified! Join us at Runge for a Hunter Education skills session. Participants must be 11 years old and have completed the knowledge portion of the course prior to attending this skills session. This is done either by completing the online version (for a fee) or filling out the student manual chapter review questions and bringing the booklet to class for instructor review (no charge). Student manuals are available at Runge Nature Center or from the MDC website.

Wildlife

Smokey Bear is 80 years old this month! Join us for a birthday celebration and discover the story behind Smokey and learn about fire in nature. Enjoy activities, crafts, and fire tower tours. No registration required. All ages

Special Event

Agents of Discovery is a mobile app game that takes your visit to Runge to another dimension! As an Agent, your mission is a scavenger hunt played on your phone to discover different things animals do in spring. Explore the exhibits in the nature center to find QR codes with info and questions about animals. Find all the QR codes in the scavenger hunt and answer all questions to win. Then come to the front desk to claim your prize! No registration required. All ages

Pond to Plate

Join us and learn how to clean and prepare most species of common Missouri fish. We'll start the afternoon off catching a few fish at Binder Lake in Jefferson City. Then we'll clean the fish that we caught. We'll also prepare those fish using some favorite methods. Participants will be able to sample what we cook The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will provide all necessary equipment. This program is appropriate for adults and families with children over the age of 10.

Nature Art

Nature's Needlers is a monthly series featuring a nature presentation along with a customized quilt block pattern to take home and complete at your own pace. The 2024 theme is "Missouri's Conservation Success Stories." For July, Runge volunteer Paul Winn will present on the endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly. This will be the 7th quilt block in the series. Registration required. Ages 18+

Wildlife

Did you know that animals in Missouri talk to each other in their own special ways, and unlike how we humans do? Come and find out why some of them make such interesting sounds! Join us at Runge's puppet show, "Are You Talking to Me?!" It's going to be a super fun time filled with lots of noisy laughter and animal chatter! No registration required. All ages

Wildlife

Did you know that animals in Missouri talk to each other in their own special ways, and unlike how we humans do? Come and find out why some of them make such interesting sounds! Join us at Runge's puppet show, "Are You Talking to Me?!" It's going to be a super fun time filled with lots of noisy laughter and animal chatter! No registration required. All ages

Hiking

Grab your hiking stick for a guided hike of Rocky Top Trail at Lake of the Ozarks State Park (Camden County); 2.5 miles – moderate. Meet at Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. Some transportation is provided but carpooling may be necessary. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Registration required. Ages 18+

Hiking

Put on your hiking shoes and join us for a guided hike of Prairie Garden Trust (Callaway County); 4 miles – moderate. Meet at Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Registration required. Ages 18+