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Get outside for the Christmas Bird Count

Start a new holiday tradition this year and help the local Audubon Society count birds at the annual, national Christmas Bird Count.

For 118 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds across the Western Hemisphere. Volunteers with the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City will be counting on Sunday, December 17 in Lee’s Summit, […]

Create holiday gifts from nature

‘Tis the season to decorate for the holidays, and there are many opportunities to learn how to create festive decor from nature.

To learn how to use red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries and seeds to create wreaths, swags, cards and even a kissing ball, check out these workshops.

Holiday Nature Crafts

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. –  […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days events.

Eagles can be seen at these events near Kansas City. Some include eagle displays, live eagle programs and kid’s crafts.

December 2 & 3, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek), Mound City, MO
January 6 & […]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Let the kids be a zookeeper for a day

At the Kansas City Zoo, children ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be a Keeper for a Day and learn what it takes to care for the zoo’s animals and habitats.

Participants will do everything from cleaning exhibits and preparing animal diets to learning the basics of animal handling and conservation.

Mini Zookeeper is designed […]

November 14th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Try 13 ideas to save 65+ gallons of water a day

About one percent of all water on Earth is drinkable, but it plays a huge role in our daily lives, from brushing our teeth to cooking our food. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the average American uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day at home. However, saving drinkable water is imperative to ensure […]