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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!

May 2017

It's not too late to sign up for EGADS Summer Camp! click here

May 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.

May 23 & 30
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for May; members $3/family/program or $9/family for May
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

May 24 & 31
Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

May 25
Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of May
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

May 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.

May 27
Woodland Wildflower Walk
Thursday & Saturday
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/person; members Free; donations accepted to maintain trails
Spring ephemerals and woodland trees are blooming. For the educational hike on the trail, wear good hiking shoes and bring your camera for this identification program. Limit 25. Please call to register.

May 30
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for May; members $3/family/program or $9/family for May
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

May 31
Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

June 2017

Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday - Friday, June, July, and August
Ages: 14-17 years
An Earth Guardian in Training will enjoy all the camp activities while learning to be a leader for younger campers. This is applicable to any of the "All the Kids" camps offered during the summer. Pick the week your Jr assistant wants to work and sign them up to help, learn and have a great time!

June 1, 8, 15,
22, 29
Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of June
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

June 3 MLTNS Grounds Work/L&R Workday
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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.)

June 3 Martha's Great Outdoor Challenge
Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 14 and up
Fun for family and Friends at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary. Form a family, adult, or senior team to test your navigation skills and complete fun and exciting mental and physical challenges on the beautiful trails of MLTNS! As a team, you will read a map and navigate the trails to discover challenge sites and collect as many wooden coins as possible in 2 hours. Challenge sites require the team to complete a task to earn a coin. Teams must remain together throughout the 2 hour event. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each category. Click here for complete details.

June 3, 10, 17,
24
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.

June 5-9
Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday
All the Kids: age 6-14 years: Nature Investigators
Click here for complete details.

June 6, 13, 20,
27
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for June; members $3/family/program or $9/family for June
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

June 7, 14, 21,
28
Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

June 8, 15,
22, 29
Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of June
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

June 10 Second Saturday Northland Wood Carvers
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.

June 10, 17,
24
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.

June 10 & 24 Live Animal Feeding
Saturday, 3 p.m. until they're done
Fees: Free! Give a donation to help with animal care costs.
Watch our snakes, turtles and other animals do what comes natural: eating! See what you can do to help with their care.

June 10 & 15 Homeschoolers and Children (6 and up): Dig Into Dinos
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5/child, $10/family; members $3/child, $5/family
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! Children may get in the creek to look for fossils, so be sure to dress appropriately. Limit 20. Please call to register. 816-781-8598

June 12-16 Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday
All the Kids: age 6-14 years: Habitat Heroes
Click here for complete details.

June 12-16 Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Discoverers: age 3-6 years: Slither, Soar, Swim
Click here for complete details.

June 13, 20,
27
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for June; members $3/family/program or $9/family for June
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

June 14, 21,
28
Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

June 15, 22,
29
Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of June
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

June 15
Homeschoolers and Children (6 and up): Dig Into Dinos
Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5/child, $10/family; members $3/child, $5/family
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! Children may get in the creek to look for fossils, so be sure to dress appropriately. Limit 20. Please call to register. 816-781-8598

June 17 & 24
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.

June 17
Summer Night 'n Stars so Bright
Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Ages: 6 and up
Fee: $5/1 adult and 1 child, or $10/family; members $3/1 adult and 1 child, or $5/family
Join us for our monthly astronomy program. We will consider the topic of stellar magnitude or brightness. For example, if one star has a magnitude of 1.0 and another of 2, which one is brighter and by how much? Also, what do the color of stars and their distance from earth have to do with stellar magnitude? During this program we'll take a look at the stars Arcturus and Spica and learn the constellations Virgo and Arcturus. Limit 25. Please call to register. 816-781-8598

June 17 & 23 Preschoolers: Dig Into Dinos
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages: 3-6 years
Fee: $5/child or $10/family and accompanying adult; members $3/child or $5/family and accompanying adult
Snakes are our friends and there are a few snakes that call the Sanctuary home. We’ll take a snake hike, meet one of our educational program snakes, and make a snake craft to take home. Limit 15. Please call to register. 816-781-8598

June 19-23 Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday
All the Kids: ages 6-14 years: Pond Pandemonium
Click here for complete details.

June 20 & 27
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for June; members $3/family/program or $9/family for June
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

June 21 & 28
Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

June 22 & 29
Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of May
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

June 23 Preschoolers: Dig Into Dinos
Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Ages: 3-6 years
Fee: $5/child or $10/family and accompanying adult; members $3/child or $5/family and accompanying adult
Snakes are our friends and there are a few snakes that call the Sanctuary home. We’ll take a snake hike, meet one of our educational program snakes, and make a snake craft to take home. Limit 15. Please call to register. 816-781-8598

June 24
Family Fossil Find - EGADS Single Day Camp Experience
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages: 4 and up
Fee: $50/ 4/family; members $35/ 4/family; $5 additional 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

June 24
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.

June 24
Live Animal Feeding
Saturday, 3 p.m. until they're done
Fees: Free! Give a donation to help with animal care costs.
Watch our snakes, turtles and other animals do what comes natural: eating! See what you can do to help with their care.

June 26-30
Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday
All the Kids: ages 6-14 years: Art in the Park
Click here for complete details.

June 26-30
Earth Guardians Adventure Days
Monday-Friday
Discoveries: ages 3-6 years: Stream Stompers
Click here for complete details.

June 27
Garden Club for Children and Families
Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and families (5 and older recommended)
Fee: $5/family/program or $15/family for June; members $3/family/program or $9/family for June
This series of Tuesday garden club meetings is designed for all children and their families. We’ll start with garden preparation, seedlings and cuttings. Please bring gloves and plan to work outside each week. Each class is taught independently and is not required for the next class. Limit 20. Please call to register.

June 28 Community Gardening
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Fee: $20 month or $60 for the whole 2017 season
Get started with community gardening from planning to harvest and winter resting. Each month we will have programs and discussions appropriate to the time of the season followed by practical application. New gardeners may join us anytime during the season. Please call to register. (You may stay late and come in extra days to work in the garden unsupervised.)

June 29 Hiking Group
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Ages: Family
Fee: $5/hike or $15 for the month of June
Relax, stretch and hike for exercise and fun! The hiking group will meet each week to hike the trails of MLTNS and other parks in the City of Liberty. Meet at the MLTNS Picnic Shelter unless instructed otherwise. Please call to register and for the meeting place.

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