2011 Events Across Eco-MO

Kansas City Area

•    May 20 – Take Your Parent Camping – Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 7 to 13 years with adult.
•    May 21 – 5th Annual Plant, Seed, Bulb Exchange -9:30 am to Noon, Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, KC area.
•    May 21 – Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms – 1:00 pm to 3;00 pm, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, all ages.
•    May 24 – Birding – 8;00 am to 20:00 am, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, all ages.
•    May 28 – Catchin’ Crayfish – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 4 and up with adults.
•    May 28 – Rock and Read Nature Tales – 11:00 am to noon, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 2 and up with adult.
•    May 31 – Birding – 8;00 am to 10:00 am, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, all ages.
•    Tuesdays May 31 to July 5 – Tree Keeper Workshop – 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes at Central Park, Gladsone MO, $75.
•    June 3 – The Secret Life of Caves – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, all ages.
•    June 4 – Independence EcoFest – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Waterfall Park, Independence.
•    June 4 – Cooking Wild: Crappie – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, adults.
•    June 4 – Farm to Table: Get Your Sweet On – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, City Market, KC.
•    June 11 – Bird Count for KC Wildlands – 7:00 am to noon, tennis lot of Minor Park on Blue River Road, bring snacks, bevs, repellent.
•    June 11 – Rain Barrel Workshop – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 3 Trails Community Recycling Center, $65 per barrel.
•    June 11 – Discovering Amphibians – 10:00 amt o 11:30 am, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 8 and up with adults.
•    June 12 – Preserves and Jellies 101 – 1:00 to 5:00 pm, 1909 McGee, KC, $50- http://www.badseedkc.com/farm/classes-events/
•    June 16 – UMB Big Bash Kenny Loggins Benefit Concert for KC Center for Urban Ag.
•    June 18 – Family Fishing Derby – 9:30 am to Noon, George Owens Nature Park, Independence, $2 per child, bring pole and bait, hat sunscreen, water.
•    June 18 – Dad and I: Constructing Hiking Sticks – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 7 and up with dad/granddad.
•    June 24 – Starry Night Hike – 9:30 to 10:30 pm, George Owens Nature Park, Independence.
•    June 25-26 – KC Urban Farms and Gardens Tour – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Kansas City.
•    June 30 – Rain Barrel Workshop – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 3 Trails Community Recycling Center, $65 per barrel.
•    July 2 – Farm to Table: Groovalicious Fruit – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, City Market, KC.
•    July 9 – Geocaching – 9:30 am, 1 to 2 hours, Stoll Park, Overland Park, fees apply.
•    July 22 – Starry Night Hike – 9:30 to 10:30 pm, George Owens Nature Park, Independence.
•    July 31 – Introduction to Water Bath Canning – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, 1909 McGee, KC, $50.
•    August 6 – Farm to Table: Veg Out – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, City Market, KC .
•    August 14 – Introduction to Pressure Canning – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, 1909 McGee, KC, $50.
•    September 3 – Farm to Table: For the Love of Meat – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, City Market, KC.
•    October 1 – Farm to Table: Pumpkins, Gourds and Apples, Oh My – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, City Market, KC .
•    October 9 – Fall Harvest (water bath canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting and root cellaring) – 1:00 to 5:00 pm, 1909 McGee, KC, $50.

Columbia Area

•    Boone’s Lick Master Naturalists seeking volunteer projects – do you need volunteers with naturalist credentials? Contact Meredith Donaldson for info on  qualifying for a master naturalist project.
•    Cache/Sparks Birding Trips – Wednesdays, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, meet at the southwest corner of the Parkade Center Parking lot on Business Loop 70 – Call Bill Clark at 573-474-4510 to confirm you are attending or to get more information.Call Bill Clark at 573-474-4510 to confirm you are attending or to get more information.

•    June 4 – Urban Hens 101 – Noon to 2:00 pm, Columbia Urban Ag Office, 214 St. Joseph Street.
•    June 4 & 5 – 2nd Annual Prairie BioBlitz at Golden Prairie – Sedalia Area.

St. Louis Area

Some events require advance registration – be sure and check the website for more information

•    May 21 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing II – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservatin Area, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    May 21 – Great Green Adventures: Missouri Native Shade Garden (for 6-12 year olds) – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Children’s Garden, MO Botanical Garden, Cost applies.
•    May 21 – Discover Nature Families: Signs of Spring – 9:30 am to noon, Shaw Nature Reserve, free.
•    May 21 – Great Green Adventure: Missouri Native Shade Garden – 10:30 to 11:30 am or 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Children’s Garden, MO Bot Garden, $3.
•    May 21 – Cliff Cave Park Workday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Cliff Cave Park in Oakville, parking lot before railroad tracks.
•    May 21 – Greenway Habitat Exploration and Improvement – 9:30 am and noon, and 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm, Mona Terrace, just south of Olive on Groby in University City.
•    May 21 – Butterfly Gardening with Tom Terrific – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 10 and up with adult.
•    May 22 – Green Building Tour – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4950 Southwest Ave. , St. Louis, Cost applies.
•    May 22 – Bike with your Boots on River Des Peres Greenway – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shrewsbury MetroLink Station, all riders must have helmets.
•    May 24 – Culture and Conservation in Missouri – 7:00 pm, Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood.
•    May 24 – Dig N Dine at Mona Terrace – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, GRG Groby Road Bridge at 1080 Groby Road.
•    May 25 – Planning Your New Green Home – 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Commerce Bank Education Center, St. Louis, Cost Applies.
•    May 26 – River Otters in the Refuge Lake – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 7 to 10 years with adult.
•    May 26 – Water Quality Chemistry Monitoring – 9:00 am to noon, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, registration requested.
•    May 27 – Goodness Snakes Alive! 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 4-6 year with adult.
•    May 27 – Discover Nature Families: A Herp Hike – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, families with children 4 and up.
•    May 27 May 28 – Snakes and Lizards, Awesome or What – 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 7 to 12 years with adult.
•    May 28 – Widlflower Identification and Ecology -9:30 am to Noon, Shaw Nature Center, Gray Summit, $20.
•    June 2 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing I – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    June 4 – Mushroom Identification: 10 Common Mushrooms of Missouri – 10;00 am, St. Louis area.
•    June 4 – Marais Temps Clare Conservation Area Bird Hike – 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, at MTC, Busch Memorial Conservation Area , 5 miles.
•    June 4 – Electric Vehicle Intensive – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, $60.
•    June 4 – Hawn State Park National Trail Days – 2:00 pm guided hike of Whispering Pines Wild Area, 8:00 pm slideshow in amphitheater.
•    June 4 – Leaf and Tree Identification – 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 16 and up.
•    June 4 – Tour de Plants – 8:00 am, 3871 Bell Ave, 7 miles, mostly flat, visit demo gardens in St. Louis.
•    June 5 – Your Backyard Chorus – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Butterfly House, $20.
•    June 5 – Bike With Your Boots On – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, St. Vincent Park, all riders must have helmets.
•    June 7 – Pups on the Prairie – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 3 to 6 with adults.
•    June 7, 14, 21, 28 – Little Sprouts: Summer Tuesday Series – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Missouri Botanical Garden, 2 to 3 years with adult, $72.
•    June 8, 15, 22, 29 – Little Sprouts Summer Wednesday Series – 10;00 am to 11:30 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden, 2 to 3 years with adult, $72.
•    June 9 – Discover Nature Families Hike for Nature and Exercise – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – 10 and up.
•    June 9 or 10 – Native Water Gardens and Bird Bubbler Construction – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $15, reservations required.
•    June 10 thru 12- 14th Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills.
•    June 10 – Discover Nature Families: Creek Crawl – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 6 and up with adult.
•    June 11 – Kids First Time Fishing – 9:00 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, 6 to 12 years with aduld, $12 per child.
•    June 11 – Wild Edibles – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, adults.
•    June 11 – Discover Nature, Families Hike for Nature and Exercise – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area.
•    June 11 – Gentle Hikes – 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, all ages.
•    June 11 – Green Parenting, Summer Fun – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Garden Room, Missouri Botanical Garden, $35.
•    June 11 – Grand Glaize Summer Monitoring – 8:00 am to noon, meet at McDonalds at NW corner of Douthery Ferry and Big Bend Roads, Level 1 or VWQMS needed to conduct tests.
•    June 12 – Camp Bugaloo – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, Butterfly House, 3 to 5 years with adult, $15 .
•    June 13 – Hunter Education Day Camp – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Busch Shooting Range, 11 to 15 years.
•    June 14 – Dig N Dine at Deer Creek Park – 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Deer Creek Park, just north of Marshall on Laclede Station in Maplewood.
•    June 14 – Tour of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 1 Confluence Way, 2 Lock and Dam Way Alton IL .
•    June 15 – Shaw Family Adventures: Tree Cycle – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, 3 and up with adult, $2/child.
•    July 16 – Kirkwood Farmer’s Market Ride – 9:00 am, Kirkwood Farmer’s Market, 150 East Argonne Dr., Kirkwood.
•    June 17 – Shaw Family Adventures: Nature Explore Class – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, 3 and up, $2/child.
•    June 18 – Moutain Lions in Missouri and their Natural History in North America – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 12 and up.
•    June 18 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing II – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Bush Memorial Conservation Area 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    June 18 – Discover Nature Families: Explore the Wetlands – 9:30 am to Noon, Shaw Nature Reserve, 3 and up with adults, free.
•    June 18 – Family Sleepover: Exploring Nature at Night – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden, 6 to 18 years with adult, $50.
•    June 18 – Great Green Adventures: Japanese Garden – 10:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 and 2:30 pm, Children’s Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, 6 to 12 years, with adult, $3.
•    June 19 – Pollinator Palooza – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, 2-13 with adult, free with admission.
•    June 20 – Shaw Family Adventures: Wolf Run Lake – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, 3 and up with adult, $2/child.
•    June 21 – Getting Antsy (ants) – 9;30 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 4 and up with adult.
•    June 22 – Introduction to Beekeeping – 5:30 pm to 7;00 pm, Lopata Learning Lab, Butterfly House, $30.
•    June 22 – Shaw Family Adventures: Without Batteries – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, 3 and up with adult, $2/child.
•    June 24 – Shaw Family Adventures: Let’s Go Green – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Center, Gray Summit, 3 and up with adult, $2 per child.
•    June 24 – Mother Nature’s Child Film Premier and Reception (documentary on growing outdoors in the media age) – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.
•    June 25 – Nighttime Insect Safari – 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Shaw Nature Center, Gray Summit, families, $20.
•    June 25 – Widflower Identification and Ecology – 9:30 am to noon, Shaw Nature Center, Gray Summit, $20.
•    June 25 – Canoe Poling Clinic – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Meramec River at Route 66 Park near Eureka.
•    June 25 – Get Your Child Outside! Where Can You Go and What Can You Do? – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, all ages.
•    June 27 – Survivor: Day Camp – 10;00 am to 2:30 pm, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 9 to 13.
•    June 27 – Shaw Family Adventures: Fairy Houses – 9:30 am t 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, 3 and up with adult, $2/child.
•    June 28 – Cashing in on Home Comfort – 6:30 pm to 8;00 pm, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, $20.
•    June 29 – Discover Hunting, Archery Day Camp – 9:00 am to Noon, Busch Shooting Range, 11 to 15.
•    June 29 – Shaw Family Adventures: Missouri Critters – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, 3 and up with adult, $2/child .
•    June 29 – Nature’s Nich: It’s an Indoor Pond Study – 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 50 and up.
•    June 30 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing III – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 with adult.
•    July 1 – Shaw Family Adventures: Creek Stomp – 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, 3 and up with adult, $2/child.
•    July 7 – GO FISH, Fishing with Lures – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    July 9 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing 1 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 years, with adult.
•    July 9 – Insects of the Night – 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Butterfly House, 7 and up with adult, $15.
•    July 9 – Kids, Koi and Lotus – 10:30 am to noon, Botanical Garden, 4 to 6 years with adult, $18.
•    July 11 thru 15 – Camp Earthways: Young Green Builders – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, except 7/15 ends on 2:00 pm, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, $185.
•    July 14 – GO FISH, Channel Catfish – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15 – 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    July 14 or 15 – Native Plants that Deer Don’t Eat – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $15, reservations required.
•    July 15 – Camp Earthways Open House (view Young Green Builders Designs) – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education FREE.
•    July 16 – Great Green Adventures – 10:30 am to 11:30 am or 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Children’s Garden, 6 to 12 years with adult, $3/child.
•    July 21 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing II – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    July 23 – GO FISH, Basic Fishing III – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    July 23 – The Butterfly Garden – 10:30 am to noon, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4 to 6 years with adult, $18.
•    August 6 – Mushroom Identification: 10 Common Mushrooms Part II – 10:00 am, St. Louis area.
•    July 30 – GO FISH, Fishing with Lures – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Busch Memorial Conservation Area – Lake 15, 7 to 15 years with adult.
•    July 30 – Bug Hunt – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, 2 -13 years with adult, price of admission.
•    July 30 – Leaf Creatures – 10;30 am to noon, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4 to 6 years with adult, $18.
•    July 30 – Wildflower Identification and Ecology – 9:30 am to noon, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $20.
•    August 7 – Green Parenting: Back to School – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, $35 .
•    August 11 or 12 – Summer Native Perennials and Grasses for Landscaping – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $15, reservations required.
•    August 12 and 13 – Discover Nature Families: Overnight – 7:00 pm Saturday to 5:00 pm Sunday, Dana Brown Overnight Center, Shaw NR in Gray Summit.
•    September 10 – Shaw Nature Center Fall Wildflower Sale – 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Gray Summit, $5 .
•    September 15 or 16 – Native Seed Collecting, Cleaning and Storage – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $15, reservations required.
•    September 24 – 2011 Green Homes Festival – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Missouri Botanical Garden.
•    October 13 or 14 – Fall Native Perennials and Grasses for Landscaping – 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, $15, reservations required.
•    October 15 – Harvest Festival – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Washington State Park.

Springfield Area

•     May 25 – Energy Cafe: Energy Saving Featues of South Slope Farm – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Farmers Gastropub in Wilhoit Plaza at Jefferson and Elm, Springfield.
•    June 11 and 12 – Statewide Free Fishing Weekend – 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, Roaring River State Park, Cassville.
•    August 20 – Back to School Kids’ Fishing Day – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Roarking River State Park, Cassville.
•    October 22 – Wild Area Hike – 9:00 am, Roaring River State Park, Cassville, 4 miles, bring water & sack lunch.

Waynesville Area

•    May 21 – Scout Patch Program – 10:00 am, Onandaga State Park.
•    May 28 – Photo Tour of Onondaga Cave – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Onandaga State Park .
•    May 28 – Kayakswarm Big River GPS Trip – Big River and Mineral Fork trips to gps map, photograph and document water quality at every mile.
•    June 4 – Jacks Fork Annual Cleanup and Picnic – Eminence City Park .
•    June 18 – 5th annual Upper Current River Cleanup – 8;00 am, Cedargrove, Akers or Pultite Access.
•    June 18 – Ozark Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Onandaga State Park.
•    June 26 – Photo Tour of Onandaga Cave – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Onandaga State Park.
•    August 21 – Photo Tour of Onandaga Cave – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Onandaga State Park.
•    September 17 – Scout Patch Program – 10:00 am, Onandaga State Park – http://www.dnr.mo.gov/calendar/public/calendarParksListAction.do?parkNm=Onondaga%20Cave%20State%20Park
•    September 24 – Photo Tour of Onandaga Cave – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, Onandaga State Park.

Poplar Bluff Area

•    May 21 – Discover Families: Birding – 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
•    May 24 – Wild Edibles (adults only) – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

•     Adults Only Pan Fishing. June 11. Cape Girardeau CNC. 12 – 5 p.m. Castor River panfishing trip. Age 18 and up. Reservations required to 573-290-5218.

•     National Get Outdoors Day & Kids’ Fishing Derby.June 18. Lake Wappapello Army Corps. No location given. Call 573-222-8562.

•     Outdoor Adventure Camp. June 21-24. Cape Girardeau CNC. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Day camp for ages 7-11. Archery, fishing, hiking, trips.  Registration and $20 refundable fee required: 573-290-5218.

•     Old Time Music and Ozark Heritage Festival. June 17-18. Downtown West Plains.

Statewide

•    June 4 – National Trail Days
•    June 6-8 – Missouri Recycling Association Conference – Radisson Hotel, Branson, submission deadline April 8.
•    October TBA – Missouri Trail Summit

National/International

•    May 20 – National Bike to Work Day
•    May 20 – Endangered Species Day
•    June 4 – National Trail Days June First Saturday – National Trails Day
•    June 22 thru 24 – Greening the Heartland 2011: Breaking New Ground – Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati.
•    August 1-7 – Family Nature Summit – YMCA Ozarks, Potosi MO

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