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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, […]

Which is more eco-friendly, a real or artificial Christmas tree?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly. Real trees are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average, it takes about seven years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable […]

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

Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween

Hike through a bat cave, explore a bone yard in the woodlands or check out a pumpkin trail at these three nature-inspired, family-friendly, Halloween events this weekend.

HOWLoween: October 20

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature’s creatures at HOWLoween in the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center’s outdoor garden from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October […]

October 17th, 2017|Children, Event, Nature, Sustainability, Wildlife|0 Comments