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Register by March 14

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6 and up)
Would you like to be a fish? Would you like to be able to swim up, down, forward, and backward? Do you think it would feel like flying? How would you breathe, though? How would you get along without arms and legs? In other words, how are fish different from the mammals around us? We’ll discuss the general biology of fish. Also we’ll consider some examples of fishy carnivores (bass, trout, and gar), omnivores (catfish and sturgeon), and herbivores (paddlefish). We’ll also play a fishy game and make a fishy craft.
Please register only children or adults coming for themselves, not those bringing children. For help with registration, please call 314-301-1500.

Register by March 13

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northwest Regional Office

Learn the basics of fly tying and you can catch panfish, bass, and of course trout on your own flies! Students will learn how to tie their own flies in classroom setting. This is not a fishing event, all equipment is provided and you get to keep the flies you tie! Feel free to bring snacks or a lunch. Event will be held at Rothwell Park in Moberly. 100 Holman Rd. Moberly, MO 65270 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Register by March 13

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Food chains and food webs are at the heart of every ecosystem. Explore the dynamics of the relationships between consumers and producers, predators any prey. Then get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet to see the food chain system at work.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Enhance your landscapes with native plants. Green Thumb Gardens and Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be on site with native plants for sale while supplies last.

Register by March 7

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Cast iron cooking can enhance any experience in nature. There are certainly tasty benefits to practicing this valuable outdoor skill. Discover the basics of Dutch oven cooking including how to prepare food, temperature control, cleaning and more. We will provide all the fixings and coffee too.

Register by March 13

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Witness a “nature show” that belongs to one of the strangest members of the bird world, the Timberdoodle. Also look and listen for one of the loudest singers of the amphibian world, the Spring Peeper. Includes a 1 ½ mile hike.

Register by March 15

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program includes handgun fundamentals, operation, safety, maintenance, and safe storage. We start with classroom instruction then move to the range for a live-fire session. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided.

Register by March 15

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Callaway Electric Cooperative

This Pond Workshop will be beneficial to any landowner building or managing a pond. This is a free workshop.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:00am to Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

For spring break join us for free fish hatchery tours. Learn how trout are raised from egg collecting all the way to release for public fishing. Tours start at the Hatchery Conservation Center at 11 am and 1 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Tours last for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Register by March 9

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will teach the fundamentals of archery and atlatl, including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. We begin in the classroom and then we will move to the static archery range for some live fire. All equipment will be provided.

Register by March 14

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn more about Missouri mammals with this month’s Pine Needlers quilt block featuring the bobcat. Sharing its short black-tipped tail and ear tufts with the northern lynx, this solitary nocturnal hunter feeds on small mammals and birds and fills an important role in the health of the ecosystem. Pine Needlers is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class limit of 15. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by March 14

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn more about Missouri mammals with this month’s Pine Needlers quilt block featuring the bobcat. Sharing its short black-tipped tail and ear tufts with the northern lynx, this solitary nocturnal hunter feeds on small mammals and birds and fills an important role in the health of the ecosystem. Pine Needlers is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class limit of 15. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by March 17

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

This Pond Workshop is free and beneficial to any landowner who is building or managing a pond.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

Little Acorns: Spring Flowers
(Ages 3–6)
Reservations begin March 1
Join us for story hour as we lead little ones on a journey to discover nature through literature, nature-based learning, and outdoor fun!! This program will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

Little Acorns: Spring Flowers
(Ages 3–6)
Reservations begin March 1
Join us for story hour as we lead little ones on a journey to discover nature through literature, nature-based learning, and outdoor fun!! This program will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.

Register by March 18

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Mark Twain National Forest Office

Drinks and snacks will be provided
To register contact Devin Wood
573-996-7116 ext. 3
devin.wood@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

You decided you want to shoot archery or hunt this year, what next? We will help you with what you need to know when purchasing a bow. After the purchase, we will show you how to care for your new bow.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Families interested in learning how to shoot .22 handguns are invited to participate in an instructor led, live fire session learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting .22 rim fire handguns. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Now is the time to start saving money while having fun reloading your own ammunition for hunting or target shooting. Join us for this basic course about reloading rifle, pistol, and shotgun shell ammunition because you will have great satisfaction breaking targets or shooting bull’s-eyes using your own manufactured rounds. We will cover all aspects of reloading from brass care and preparation to bullet and primer selection and much more.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Does that baby animal need help? Join us as we continue learning about animal moms and their babies. This month special guests from Wild Souls Rehab & Rescue share some tips on determining if that baby animal requires “rescuing” or not.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands, and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will be able to track individual birds through this and future seasons. This program is weather permitting.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Witness a “nature show” that belongs to one of the strangest members of the bird world, the Timberdoodle. Also look and listen for one of the loudest singers of the amphibian world, the Spring Peeper. Includes a 1 ½ mile hike.

Register by March 22

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program teaches the fundamentals of shotgun shooting including types, safety, fit, stance, and shooting techniques. We will start in the classroom then move to the field for some live-fire.

Register by March 23

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults)
As you prepare for foraging in nature for those delicate spring wildflowers and early greens, discover tips to build your plant identification skills.

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