Receive free admission to national parks

Start the season with a visit to a national park, and receive free weekend admission at all 417 sites during National Park Week.

Throughout the country, there will be free entrance to all National Park Service sites during the weekends of National Park Week on April 15, 16, 22, and 23. There are also free or […]

April 11th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

View endangered prairie chickens

Watch the foot-stomping strut and hear the booming call of the male prairie chicken at a limited, guided viewing of these endangered native birds.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host two public viewings of prairie chickens from 6 – 9 a.m. on Saturdays, March 18 and March 25 at the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie near El […]

March 13th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Apply to be a Kansas City Zoo volunteer

Teenagers interested in animals and conservation can apply to be a VolunTEEN at the Kansas City Zoo and learn about animal care, conservation, leadership and workplace values.

Volunteer opportunities include educating zoo visitors about animal facts, working directly with animal keepers and leading activities at summer camps. In the year-long program, teens volunteer six hours per […]

January 17th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Volunteer, Wildlife|0 Comments

Watch for bald eagles on a river boat ride

Watch the eagles soar at several area Eagle Days events, including a pontoon boat ride down the Missouri River.

Some eagles stay nearby all year-round, but many more come into the area during cold winter months to find food. View these powerful forces of nature at several upcoming events:

Missouri River Eagle Day

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. […]

November 29th, 2016|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Attend native plant sale and workshop

Local gardeners and landscapers can learn how to convert lawns to native plants and find the best species to attract pollinators at two upcoming events sponsored by Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its partners.

A Monarch Mania plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at the Anita B. […]

September 13th, 2016|Conservation, Event, Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments