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People can learn about making arrowheads (flint knapping) and other skills the Ozarks' first residents needed to survive at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) "Primitive Skills Day" event Oct. 6 at MDC's Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

MDC invites public to learn about primitive skills on Oct. 6

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Sep 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri’s outdoor resources provide recreational enjoyment and relaxing get-aways from our daily routine. For the first humans that found homes in Missouri, getting outdoors was the daily routine and the purpose wasn’t entertainment. It was survival.

Learn about the every-day skills people needed thousands of years ago on Oct. 6 at “Primitive Skills Day” at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. At this free program, which is from 1-5 p.m., people can try their skills at making arrowheads (flint knapping), making rope from plant fibers and starting a fire using the friction created by a bow drill.

There is no registration required for this event, which is open to all ages. For more information, contact the Springfield Conservation Nature Center at 417-888-4237. The Nature Center is located at 4601 South Nature Center Way in Springfield.

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