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Registration period: March 18 - May 19
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:00 am - Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:45 am
Location: Online only
Along our large river floodplains, a special habitat is performing critical and beneficial roles for the surrounding environment. Discover these important roles that Missouri’s wetland habitats play and how they help improve our lives. We will take a virtual dive into the wetlands of southeast Missouri and meet the fascinating creatures and plants that call it home. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color” this program earns a red wildlife bead that can be picked up at the Cape Nature Center.
Registration period: April 11 - May 19
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 pm - Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required by visiting https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/ (adults) Tour the native landscape at MDC's Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this program features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year plus landscaping tips and tricks. This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.
Registration period: April 12 - May 16
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022 5:30 pm - Friday, May 20, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online only

*Please note, this virtual program WILL NOT BE RECORDED and will use the WebEx platform*

Register for a VIRTUAL art class as we create a series of three paintings showcasing Missouri’s state symbols! For our third and final painting in May, we will paint the Bullfrog, Missouri‘s State Amphibian. This painting project will help you hop into your creative side!

Gather your own supplies and follow step-by-step painting instructions, lead by volunteer Gala Keller, PLUS learn some fun facts about this icon of our state! Small canvases and simple techniques used, no painting experience necessary. Great for kids and adults, lots of fun for a family afternoon!

This 90 minute program is suitable for adults and youth (ages 6+). Please register with a valid email to receive the program link and a suggested list of supplies. For those that have registered, the program link will be sent the day before the program, Thursday, May19th. If you do not receive the link, please check your email spam folder.

Registration is required by Monday, May 16th. Only one registration needed per screen for multiple participants at the same location.

If you register but do not receive the supply list and/or link the week of the program, please contact Shepherd@mdc.mo.gov, or call (417) 334-4865 ext 0 for more information.
Registration period: May 16 - May 24
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:30 am - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Online only

Join us as we learn more about the amazing monarch butterfly as we read a book, and discuss the Missourians for Monarchs (M4M) program. While this program is designed for those 2nd to 4th grade, anyone is welcome to attend.

Missourians for Monarchs is a group of over 45 organizations that have come together to help monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Over the past 20 plus years, we have seen fewer monarch butterflies. This is due to many reasons, the greatest being the loss of habitat. Missourians for Monarchs' goal is to plant pollinator habitat across the state in order to support monarchs and other pollinators. Everyone can do their part by planting milkweed and other native flowers on their land, in their gardens, or in a pot on their porch. Together, we can make Missouri a welcoming home for butterflies, bees, birds, and other pollinators.

Each person attending will need to register, or if there is a class, please let us know how many from each class will attend, and just the teacher can register.

You will receive a link to Webex by 8am the morning of the program. Please check your junkmail/spam if you haven't received it by the program time.

Registration period: April 27 - May 24
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 pm - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Online only
Join us for a lunchtime program that discusses some of Missouri's most fascinating large mammals.
Registration period: April 19 - May 24
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:00 pm - Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every spring tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbirds return to Missouri from their winter homes in Central America and Mexico. They may fly 500 miles or more non-stop! This virtual program will cover information about these amazing little creatures, such as their life cycle, favorite foods, and their journey north and south.

If you are participating in Cape Nature Center “A Year in Color” this program earns a red bead.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration period: May 12 - May 25
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:00 pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Online only

Monarchs are beautiful butterflies that visit our flower gardens every summer, but did you know they go on an amazing journey? Join us for a sepecial storytime this month as we learn about monarch butterflies and the Missourians for Monarchs program. This program is designed for children 0-6 years of age, but is open to all ages. For those participating in the Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program will earn a red wildlife bead, and virtual participants are welcome to pick their bead up at the nature center after the program.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program. Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.
Registration period: April 1 - May 25
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:30 pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
This session will focus on other methods of cooking fish. We will discuss smoking, canning, pickling, and salting to name a few.
Registration period: April 28 - May 25
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:00 pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Online only

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:00 pm - Thursday, May 26, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Online only
Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollination animals, such as bees, bats, beetles, birds and more! Join us to learn about Missouri’s pollinating species! Registration is required with a valid email. Program link will be sent to registered email the day of the program.
Registration period: April 16 - May 30
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Do you know how many species of ducks say quack? We’ll learn the answer to that and more as we talk about the flora and fauna that make up the wetlands of Missouri. We’ll also discuss the types of wetlands and where you might find them around the state.
Registration period: May 5 - June 2
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 2, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Online only
Do you want to learn more about venomous snakes? We will debunk some myths and learn about this often-misunderstood reptile! Please provide a valid email when registering as a link will be sent for this virtual program. Ages 6-adult.
Registration period: May 13 - June 4
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Online only
Whether they are basking on a log or slowly crossing your path, turtles are always a delight to see. Come and learn how to identify some of Missouri’s turtles, debunk some of the myths surrounding turtles, and meet some live turtles. This naturalist-led, virtual presentation is designed for ages 6 and up but all are welcome. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color” this program earns a red wildlife bead. Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.
Registration period: April 15 - June 16
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:00 pm - Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required by visiting https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/ (adults) Hit the (virtual) road with Missouri Department of Conservation staff as we explore some of Missouri's fantastic habitats. This month we'll explore a prairie near Kanas City. Private Land Conservationist, Andy Carmack will take you on a tour to explore some of the great plants that call tallgrass prairies home. This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.
Registration period: May 17 - June 20
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online only

Nature can be a weird, wild world and sometimes just plain strange. While the plants and wildlife in Missouri are remarkable and diverse, some facts are just as shocking as an American eel in Missouri waters! Do you know all the unusual, unique, and unbelievable stuff that goes on in nature? Challenge what you know in this fun presentation.

This program will be held through WebEx. You will receive an email with a WebEx link 24 hours prior to the program, as well as a reminder email before 3 pm on the day of the program. If the emails do not appear in your inbox, search your junk/spam folder.
Registration period: May 6 - June 30
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Technology can amplify your outdoor experience. Whether you are trying to identify birds or navigate the wilderness, there is an app that can help. Join Naturalist Morgan Wyatt to learn which outdoors apps are essential for your mobile device. Please provide a valid email when registering as a link will be sent for this virtual program. Ages 12-adult.
Registration period: May 13 - July 13
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Online only

Did you know there are over 400 species of bees living in Missouri? Most of these bees don’t store honey or live in a hive. We’ll talk about what homes native bees prefer, discuss some bee benefits, and provide pointers on how to build your own hotel for bees! Place your bee hotel in your garden, and it’ll be buzzing with visitors in no time! For those participating in the Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program will earn a red wildlife bead, and virtual participants are welcome to pick their bead up at the nature center after the program.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program. Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.