Twin Pines Conservation Education Center: Programs for May 2024

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Kayaking: Beginner Kayaking – Twin Pines

Registration period: April 24 – May 9

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Kayaking is a great way to get outdoors and connect with nature. Join us as we learn about the equipment and techniques needed to kayak safely in Missouri before experiencing being on the water yourself. All kayaking equipment will be provided. Bring closed-toe shoes, a water bottle and dress for the weather. Registration required for each paddler. Ages 12+

Birds: Brown Headed Nuthatches in Watercolor

Registration period: April 2 – May 15

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Brown-headed nuthatches require a healthy, stable pine-woodland habitat — something Missouri had mostly lost but has been gradually regaining. Now that our state has restored some of its pine woodlands, approximately 100 birds were reintroduced in the Mark Twain National Forest between 2020 and 2021, and survival monitoring of the brown-headed nuthatches continues to present day. If this species is deemed a successful reintroduction, it will be considered a permanent resident of Missouri as it is nonmigratory. Join us as we discuss these intriguing birds while you paint your own water-color picture of the brown-headed nuthatch.

Nature Art: Pine Needlers (VIRTUAL)

Registration period: March 23 – April 24

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Online only

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring “Trees of Missouri” by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

Nature Art: Pine Needlers

Registration period: March 21 – April 24

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

This class is a 12-month program (June 2023-May 2024) that meets each month. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques as we explore some of the most stunning and unique trees native to Missouri.

By signing up, you are committing to attend all twelve of the monthly sessions so that you will be able to complete all 15 blocks for an entire quilt.

Lizard Rock Mosaic

Registration Period: May 1 – May 23

Date:  Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10 p.m.-12 p.m.

Location:  Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Make a beautiful lizard mosaic using copper wire and beads on a rock, while we discuss some of the lizards that make the habitat in Missouri their home.

Wildflowers: Wildflower Gift Tags

Registration period: April 13 – May 29

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

With the arrival of warmer weather, the drab colors of winter are replaced with the vibrant hues of spring. Colorful wildflowers splash the landscape attracting a variety of pollinators to them. Capture this beauty as you paint your own wildflower scenes onto gift tags that you can share with others.


Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
20086 HWY 60
Winona, MO 65588

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Equestrian Trails
Canoeing Outfitters
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Seasonally Only
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check