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Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:00 am - Friday, December 31, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Artist Neil Heimsoth’s childhood in rural Missouri fostered his love of painting landscapes. He later shared his passion for the outdoors with the citizens of Missouri for eleven years when he worked as an illustrator for the U.S. Forest Service. Years spent attempting to perfect his craft led to Heimsoth’s paintings receiving numerous awards and being included in many private and corporate collections. Now living in Cole Camp, Missouri, Neil Heimsoth continues to share his passion for the outdoors by displaying his works with several galleries located throughout the state.
Registration period: November 15 - December 4
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Learn about and create beautiful works of wearable art using a variety of natural items such as deer antlers and turkey and duck feathers. All materials provided. Registration required. Ages 16 and older.
Registration period: December 1 - December 10
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, December 10, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Chomp, Chomp, Chomp...Splash! Beavers are busy even in the ice cold waters of winter. Come in to learn more about beavers and construct your very own beaver lodge. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years.
Registration period: December 1 - December 11
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:30 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Build a bee home to give to a family member, friend, or yourself. Discover which cavity nesting bees may use your bee home and the role they play in our daily lives. Registration required. Ages 7-12 years.
Registration period: November 15 - December 13
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021 3:30 pm - Monday, December 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: Online only
Join a naturalist, virtually, for a nature story or two around our Runge fireplace. Grab your favorite blanket and snuggle up to watch and listen to stories geared for the little ones but enjoyed by all ages. The presenter will send the program link to participants by e-mail the day of the program. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: November 15 - December 14
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:00 am - Tuesday, December 14, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Online only
Winter is a great time to watch birds in your own backyard. Virtually observe birds visiting birdfeeders while we discover what species may commonly be found in backyards, how to identify them, and how to attract and conserve birds on your property. Presenter will send participants the program link via e-mail the day before and the day of the presentation. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 14
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:00 am - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Grab your hiking stick and join a guided hike at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County and explore the Trail of the Four Winds-North Loop. 4 miles-moderate. Meet at the Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. 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 and up.
Registration period: November 15 - December 16
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:30 am - Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Take a trip with us down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. December's applique block and presentation features the wood duck. Ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Registration period: November 15 - December 16
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Take a trip with us down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. December's applique block and presentation features the wood duck. Ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Registration period: November 15 - December 16
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Take a trip virtually with us down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. December's applique block and presentation features the wood duck. Participants will receive the link via e-mail both the day before and the day of the program. Ages 16 and up. Registration required.
Registration period: December 1 - December 17
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, December 17, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Chomp, Chomp, Chomp...Splash! Beavers are busy even in the ice cold waters of winter. Come in to learn more about beavers and construct your very own beaver lodge. Registration required. Ages 0-2 years.
Registration period: December 1 - December 18
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:00 am - Saturday, December 18, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Put on your hiking shoes and join us for a guided hike at Rock Bridge State Park in Boone County to explore the Gann's Creek Natural Area. 5 miles-moderate. Meet at the Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. 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 and up.
Registration period: December 1 - December 18
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, December 18, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Join our collage drawing workshop culminating all four of our Relaxing Drawing presentations from the past year and crafting them into one work of art! We will review the four wildflowers of 2021: Ozark Witch Hazel, Spring Beauty, Missouri Coneflower, and Bottle Gentian, and create a ready-to-frame Missouri wildflower collage. Prior class attendance is not required to register. All art supplies will be provided. Registration required. Ages 14 and up.
Registration period: November 15 - December 20
Date: Monday, December 20, 2021 10:30 am - Monday, December 20, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Online only
Join a naturalist, virtually, for a nature story or two around our Runge Nature Center fireplace. Grab your favorite blanket and snuggle up to watch and listen to stories geared for the little ones but enjoyed by all ages. The presenter will send the program link to participants by e-mail the day of the program. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 21
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Chomp, Chomp, Chomp...Splash! Beavers are busy even in the ice cold waters of winter. Come in to learn more about beavers and construct your very own beaver lodge. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years.
Registration period: December 1 - December 22
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:00 am - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Celebrate the holidays and help Runge make use of removed invasive red cedar trees and Oriental bittersweet by creating your own cedar wreath to take home. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 22
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:00 am - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Celebrate the holidays and help Runge make use of removed invasive red cedar trees and Oriental bittersweet by creating your own cedar wreath to take home. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 22
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 1:00 pm - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Celebrate the holidays and help Runge make use of removed invasive red cedar trees and Oriental bittersweet by creating your own cedar wreath to take home. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 22
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 2:00 pm - Wednesday, December 22, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Celebrate the holidays and help Runge make use of removed invasive red cedar trees and Oriental bittersweet by creating your own cedar wreath to take home. Registration required. All ages.
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:00 pm - Thursday, December 23, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Have you ever wondered how a snake can eat with no hands? Or how turtles and fish catch their dinner? Join our Runge naturalists to get up close and personal with some of Missouri's coolest critters. No registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 28
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Bundle up and join us for an outdoor story time focusing on winter wildlife. Hot chocolate and a fire pit will be available to warm up your insides. Geared for ages 0-6, but fun for all ages. Registration required.
Registration period: December 1 - December 28
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 1:00 pm - Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Winter wildflower weeds make beautiful decorations! Identify and learn about some winter weed beauties during a short walk and collect some to create a bouquet at the end of the program. Registration required. All ages.
Registration period: December 1 - December 29
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 10:00 am - Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Chomp, Chomp, Chomp...Splash! Beavers are busy even in the ice cold waters of winter. Come in to learn more about beavers and construct your very own beaver lodge. Registration required. Ages 0-6 years- Must have one child in the 0-2 age range and one in the 3-6 age range.
Registration period: December 1 - December 29
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 2:00 pm - Wednesday, December 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
An atlatl is a hunting tool created more than 20,000 years ago. Join us as we explore the history of the atlatl and how it is used today. We will then demonstrate the technique behind using an atlatl and give you the opportunity to try it out!
Registration period: December 1 - December 30
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:00 am - Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Let's explore! We may not always see wildlife at Runge but we know animals are around by the tracks, nests, and other things they create or leave behind. What will we find? Join us on a winter wildlife walk and find out! Registration required. All ages.