Winter in the Woods Festival featuring
Maple SugarRockwoods Reservation
Feb 2 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
No reservations required
Just because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! There are many fun activities to do during winter, like maple sugaring, hiking, camping, bird-watching, outdoor photography, and fishing to name a few. MDC and local partnering organizations will help uncover the many different outdoor activities you can do in winter, along with information about how animals weather the season. It’s a day your whole family will enjoy! All activities are free and no reservations are required. Handicapped parking only will be available on-site. All other parking will be off-site at Pond Elementary (17200 Manchester Rd) and the St. Louis Community College Wildwood campus (2645 Generations Dr.). Shuttle buses to the event will be provided, and food trucks will be available on-site. This is a rain or shine event, please dress for the weather.
2018 Amateur Powder Valley Conservation Nature Photo ContestThe Amateur Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Photo Contest was a success, with 36 people submitting over 100 photos. Photos were submitted from Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Emmenegger Nature Park/Possum Woods Conservation Area, or Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area. Contest winners will have their photos displayed at Powder Valley in a hallway exhibit throughout the month of February. The winners will receive a ribbon as well as take their beautiful photo home. Please mark your calendars to enter the 2019 Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Photo Contest. We love to see Missourians enjoying outdoors! Please check this link for more information and an entry form: https://bit.ly/2LZJa1R
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
Introduction to Caves and Caving
Feb 9 • Saturday • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
(Ages 10 and up)
Reservations begin January 15
Come and join us as we discuss the caves and cave life of Missouri. We will meet first at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center to briefly go over caves and safety and then we will caravan to Cliff Cave County Park in South County for the field trip portion. Please dress in layers and dress warm. Helmets and one flashlight will be provided. Please wear rubber boots as well as bring 2 additional sources of light (such as headlamps or flashlights). Field trip portion will be canceled in heavy rain. If large clusters of bats are encountered, the field trip portion will be cut short. *Register each person individually. No one under 10 allowed during the field trip portion due to safety and proper equipment available.
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