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Bison Hike at Prairie State Park

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Has the heat got you down? The bison don’t mind. They have shed much of their fur and are able to handle the heat. For more than 5,000 years they have coped with this weather. Come out to Prairie State Park on Aug. 1 for a guided bison hike.

Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful for looking at bison as well as other wildlife that we may see. Be sure to dress for the weather, but shorts are not recommended. Don’t forget your cameras!

Registration is required and limited to 50 people. Please call 417-843-6711 to register.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

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Prairie State Park

128 NW 150th Lane
Mindenmines, Missouri 64769 United States
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Ozark Christmas Traditions at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

See how the Boones and residents of the Missouri Ozarks celebrated Christmas. Make a 19th century wreath or ornament, stroll the site’s lantern-lit paths and experience the site’s natural resources in winter. The Boone home will be decorated for the season, and costumed interpreters will share stories of Christmas past. Readings of several 19th century Christmas stories will take place every hour, at the top of the hour, in the parlor of the Boone home.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site prior to this event.*

Missouri State Parks

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Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

7850 N. State Hwy. V
Ash Grove, Missouri 65604 United States
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(417) 751-3266
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Nature Art: An Evening with Tim Ernst at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Before or after taking a stroll outdoors, enjoy the scenic photography of nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst as he returns to share images from his latest book Arkansas Splendor. Tim will be available for a book signing from 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm. For a preview of his most recent work and more visit TimErnst.com. All ages. Registration is required.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the Springfield Conservation Nature Center prior to this event.*

Missouri Department of Conservation

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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri 65804 United States
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(417) 888-4237
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Ozarks Whittlers and Woodcarvers at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Stop by to see members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures. All ages.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the Springfield Conservation Nature Center prior to this event.*

Missouri Department of Conservation

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Springfield Conservation Nature Center

4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri 65804 United States
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National Bison Day at Prairie State Park

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

With the signing of the National Bison Legacy Act on May 9, 2016, by former President Barack Obama, the bison became our official National Mammal, to be celebrated the first Saturday of November. Prairie State Park will recognize this momentous occasion with a day-long event at the park.

There will be bison chili to sample at noon and educational bison activities and programs throughout the day. Learn how the Native Americans utilized this animal for food and toolmaking and how such an iconic animal was driven to the brink of extinction.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Prairie State Park prior to this event.*

Missouri State Parks

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Prairie State Park

128 NW 150th Lane
Mindenmines, Missouri 64769 United States
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Historical Skills: Spinning and Weaving at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Olive Boone was no stranger to crafting handmade items during her time on the homestead. Join site staff to see how residents of the Boone homestead transformed raw materials into finished goods. Try your hand at spinning cotton or operating a 19th-century barn frame loom.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site prior to this event.*

Missouri State Parks

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Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

7850 N. State Hwy. V
Ash Grove, Missouri 65604 United States
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(417) 751-3266
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Wonder and Sustainability: Missouri Association for Museums and Archives Annual Conference

October 17, 2019 October 19, 2019 CDT

This year the theme of our Annual Conference will be Wonder and Sustainability. The conference, held in Springfield, Missouri, will allow professionals to share moments of wonder that are happening at their museums and archives, as well as best practices for creating a sustainable future.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: due July 1

Join us for tours of Bass Pro and Wonders of Wildlife on Thursday, October 17 followed by an evening event at the Springfield Art Museum. Friday morning tours around Springfield will be followed by sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Art Museum. Friday evening will have a reception at the History Museum on the Square. Sessions will resume on Saturday at the Meyer Library on the Missouri State University campus. More information will be provided upon registration. Direct any questions to info@missourimuseums.org.

The Annual Meeting is generously sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council.

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives

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Animal Populations at Bennett Spring State Park

September 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

All animals need food, water and appropriate habitat to survive. Using bears as an example, we will discuss how the quantity and quality of these and other items impact animal populations. Meet at the park nature center.

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Bennett Spring State Park prior to this event.*  

Missouri State Parks

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Bennett Spring State Park

26250 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, Missouri 65536 United States
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(417) 532-4338
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2019 AMI Conference

September 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

September 15-17, 2019

“Let your Resources Roar!”

September 15-17, 2019

Roaring River State Park – Cassville, Missouri

Save the date for the next AMI conference “Let your Resources Roar!” at Roaring River State Park, near Cassville MO, September 15-17, 2019. Roaring River State Park is one of Missouri’s crown jewels and one of the most attended state parks. Key features include the Roaring River Spring and trout hatchery, Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center, hiking, camping, Roaring River Hills Wild Area, and Hardwood Cove Natural Area. Please make plans to join us for a wonderful conference where we will find techniques and ideas to help you “Let Your Resources Roar!”

CLICK HERE for more information on the 2019 AMI Conference.

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The Association of Missouri Interpreters

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$70.00 – $100.00

Roaring River State Park

12716 Farm Road 2239
Cassville, Missouri 65625 United States
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(417) 847-2539
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3rd Louisiana Infantry Living History Program at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

August 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm

A living history event highlighting the role of the 3rd Louisiana Infantry in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek will be held at Tour Road Stop Number 5, with small arms firing demonstrations every hour from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

*This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield prior to this event.*

Park entrance fee applies.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

(417) 732-2662, ext. 227

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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

6424 West Farm Road 182
Republic, Missouri 65738 United States
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