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Calendar of Events

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Please Note: Most programs require advance registration. Call 816-781-8598.

Members can save up to $5 on programs and can attend some programs for free! Spread the word about memberships!

Celebrate a birthday on the wild side!

Come visit the Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary and see the baby blue birds on the live birdcam! We’ve fitted a camera into one of the houses on site so you can witness the growth of these little cuties up close! Watch as Mom and Dad Bluebird come in with a big juicy caterpillar and as the little birds develop feathers and start to open their eyes. The babies are growing every day, so be sure to come in before they’re gone!

WINTER HOURS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1 - MARCH 31
Interpretive Center - Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sanctuary and Trails Open Daily, 8 am - 5 pm


June 2019

June 17-21
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: All the Kids age 6-14 years


June 17-21
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm
Ages: Discoverers age 3-6 years

Buzz, Hope, Fly

June 24-28
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: Creekin' Kids age 6-14 years


June 24-28
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: All the Kids age 6-14 years
Mad Scientists


June 24-28
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm
Ages: 3-6 years
Brook Babblers


June 29
Family Fossil Find - EGADS
Single Day Camp Experience
Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm
Ages: 4 and up
Fee: $50/family of 4; members $35/family of 4, $5 additional family member
Learn to find and identify fossils of Missouri. Everyone will be able to take home a fossil they make! Closed-toe tennis shoes or boots are required footwear. Please bring a sack lunch. Limit 20. Please call to register 816-781-8598.


July 2019

Earth Guardian Adventure Days
No camp the first week of July, but check availability for the rest of July and single day camp experiences in August and sign up for the fun!
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July 6, 13, 20,
27
StoryTime
Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up
Fee: Donations are appreciated
On Saturdays, come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home. Please call to register, 816-781-8598.


July 8-12
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm
Ages: 3-6 years
Nature Sprouts


July 8-12
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: 8-14 years
Overnight: Summer Sun, Moonlit Fun Lock-in Camp


July 10
Homeschoolers: Dig into Dinos
Wednesday, 10 am - 11:30 pm
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5 child or $10 family and accompanying adult; members $3 child or $5 family and accompanying adult
Enjoy some prehistoric fun as we learn about dinosaurs! Get hands on with real fossils and go on an actual fossil hunt in Rush Creek! Please call to register. 816-781-8598

July 11
Summer Stroll Guided Hike
Thursday, 5 pm
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5 recommended for donation/hiker
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun on the trails at MLTNS led by a knowledgeable staff naturalist. Meet at the Nature Center unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register.

July 12
Preschoolers: Dig into Dinos
Friday, 10 - 11 am
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5 child or $10 family with accompanying adult; members $3 child or $5 family with accompanpying adult
Enjoy some prehistoric fun as we learn about dinosaurs! Get hands on with real fossils and go on an actual fossil hunt in Rush Creek! Please call to register. 816-781-8598.

July 13
MLTNS Grounds Work/L&R Workday
Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm
Ages: 14 and up
Come see how we maintain MLTNS and participate in this work day to help keep the wildlife habitats wild and healthy. (Get volunteer service hours.)
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July 13
Northland Wood Carvers
Here every month on the second Saturday
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Watch and talk to local wood carvers as they show off their talents!  Each month they will come out on the second Saturday just for you to see their work.  If you are careful, you might even learn something.

July 13, 20, 27
StoryTime
Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up
Fee: Donations are appreciated
On Saturdays, come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home. Please call to register, 816-781-8598.


July 13, 27
Live Animal Feeding
Saturdays, 3 p.m. until they're done
Fee: Free! Give a donation to help with animal care costs
Come watch our snakes, turtles and other animals do what comes natural: eating! See what you can do to help with their care.

July 15 - 19
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: All the Kids ages 6-14
Habitat Safari


July 16
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, 9 - 10 pm
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $8 adult, $5 child; members $5 adult, $3 child
Hike the Sanctuary trails during the full moon and hoot for owls. The young owls will be learning to catch their food and defend their territory, a great time to hear their call. Limit 20. Please call to register. 816-781-8598.

July 20, 27
StoryTime
Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up
Fee: Donations are appreciated
On Saturdays, come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home. Please call to register, 816-781-8598.


July 22 - 26
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
Ages: All the Kids ages 6-14
Stream Splashers


July 22 - 26
Earth Guardian Adventure Days Summer Camp
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm
Ages: Discoverers 3 - 6 years
Tiny Explorers


July 27
StoryTime
Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up
Fee: Donations are appreciated
On Saturdays, come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home. Please call to register, 816-781-8598.


July 27
Live Animal Feeding
Saturdays, 3 p.m. until they're done
Fee: Free! Give a donation to help with animal care costs
Come watch our snakes, turtles and other animals do what comes natural: eating! See what you can do to help with their care.

July 30
Wilderness Adventure
EGADS Single Day Camp Experience
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Ages: 6-14
Fee: $35 child; members $25 child
Come learn basic wilderness survival skills in a fun filled day of adventure! Closed toed shoes are required footwear. Campers must bring a sack lunch and drink, towel, and a change of clothes and extra shoes. Limit: 20 per session. Please call to register. Camp T-shirts are available for $11 each.

July 31
Rush Creeek Ruckus
EGADS Single Day Camp Experience
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Ages: 6-14
Fee: $35 child; members $25 child
Here is a chance for your child to join us for a half-day adventure exploring beautiful Rush Creek! We'll hunt for fossils, look for animals that call the creek home, and take a hike through the water! Closed-toe shoes or boots are required footwear. Campers must bring a sack lunch and drink, towel, and a change of clothes and extra shoes. Limit 20 per session. Please call to register.

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