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    The Big Spring area will be temporarily closed to ensure public safety during the Wounded Warrior managed hunt November 8-9 and the managed archery hunt December 12-14.

Junior Ranger Day

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Join us at Alley Spring on April 26, 2013 for a fun day filled with learning about Nature! We'll have live eagles, live snakes, live turtles and other reptiles, a talk on Missouri mammals, and lots of fun activities for kids from 6 to 60. You can even see a real forest fire fighting firetruck!

Everyone who participates will receive a handsome Junior Ranger badge.

For kids of all ages. Kids! Ask your teacher if he or she is planning on bringing your class!

All activities are FREE. For more information call Bill O'Donnell 573-323-8093 or e-mail.
 
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NPS

Among the several programs will be a presentation on Missouri's eagles by the Dickerson Park Zoo, which will feature LIVE eagles!.

A variety of resource agencies from around Missouri will have booths, presentations and activities about a wide spectrum of natural history topics. There will be live snakes, nature games, talks about caves, water quality and wildlife. Something for everyone!

This event is aimed at Fourth and Fifth grade students, but kids of all ages will benefit. Many schools will be bringing their classes, but homeschoolers and "just plain folks" are welcome and invited! Everything is FREE.

Remember to pack a lunch as there is no food available at Alley Spring.

Activities run from 9:30 to 2:00 with the eagle presentation first thing in the main picnic shelter.

 
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Getting up close and personal with a snake.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 am Eagles of Missouri - Dickerson Park Zoo

10:30 - 12:00 - Rotate through booths and activities
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00 - Rotate through booths and presentations
2:00 . Swearing in of Junior Rangers


Did You Know?

thick stand of rivercane, which looks like bamboo.

Cane brakes are thick stands of rivercane, which is much like bamboo. The endangered Swainson's Warbler nests in these thickets. Many stands have been lost to reservoir impoundments throughout the South, but many stands are protected at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...