Outdoors

MDC urges public to "bee-friend" native pollinators

Spring and summer months bring both the buzz of lawnmowers and bees. These fuzzy flyers are important pollinators, playing a crucial role in the production of many favorite fruits and vegetables. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to “bee-friend” these valuable native pollinators.

Department of Natural Resources hosts 25th annual Earth Day celebration April 26

More than 1,000 children from schools across Missouri will visit Jefferson City next week to join in the 2019 Earth Day celebration. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the department’s annual event.

MDC offers Discover Nature Girls Camp July 8 at Busch Shooting Range

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be offering its ninth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp Monday, July 8 at the August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Defiance. This is a free, full-day camp aimed at introducing girls, ages 11–15, to a range of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. Girls should plan to arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to check in and be picked up between 6:45 to 7:30 pm.

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day the entire month of May in Missouri State Parks

 Missourians can experience fun, family-friendly activities throughout the state park system during the month of May in celebration of Kids to Parks Day.