Twin Pines Conservation Education Center programs for October are:
Jakes Day on October 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jakes stands for Junior Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. This event is designed for children ages 6 to 12 and features a variety of activities related to the great outdoors. National Wild Turkey Federation members and the Twin Pines staff will present sessions that introduce and improve skills related to archery, air rifle, hunting, fishing, plants, wildlife and safety. Lunch will be served. Each participant will be entered in the event's prize drawing and will receive a goodie bag and Jakes membership. Pre-registration is strongly advised. Registration on-site is also available.
Owl-o-Ween on October 25, 2019 includes three sessions: 10:30 a.m./12:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Myths and superstitions abound concerning Halloween and its traditional seasonal icon, the owl. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo and lay those myths and superstitions to rest. The 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. programs are for schools and the 6 p.m. program is for the public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required.
Wildthings on October 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon
Looking to learn about Missouri birds and exercise your creative skills using a natural object? If so, join the Twin Pines staff as we explore the world of owls and use gourds as a "canvas" for painting these seasonal icons. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Reservations are required.
To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register online at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.