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Dog Days of Summer

Every Saturday in August, revel in the dwindling dog days of summer with man's best friend by your side! Live music and dog-friendly vendors will be there to keep you entertained while you enjoy delicious food from a rotating selection of food trucks. Afterwards, make sure to pose for the paw-fect photo with our photographers…

Mission Conservation

Stop by the Treehouse to visit our Mission Conservation Table and begin your agent training! Download our all new mobile gaming app to begin your virtual scavenger hunt! Take your hike to the next level by finding and completing mini activities to complete the mission. Upon completion, return to the Nature Center or Gift Shop…

Stone-Aged Survival Skills Demo

There is a direct line of human technology, from 2.3 million years ago when our earliest ancestors banged rocks to make cutting tools, to the rapid advances in our modern world.  Join survival Instructor/naturalist Bo Brown to explore the humble beginnings of the technologies that allowed our species to survive and thrive.

Foraging in the Ozarks

Join wilderness survival instructor and naturalist Bo Brown at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park for a mosey around the canyon to learn about wildflowers, edible and medicinal plants, and a bit about local archaeology. Bring binoculars if you have them, as there’s always a possibility to see beautiful songbirds and other Ozarks wildlife!

Discovery Station

Come check out our Discovery Stations at the Dogwood Nature and Conservation Center!  Our stations provide a casual yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through activities and table top displays.

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Dinner Tram Tour

The Dogwood Dinner Tram is the perfect way to end your day! Hop aboard a tram ride through towering bluffs and cascading waterfalls with majestic views then join us for a smokey BBQ! Feast on your favorite home-cooked staples at our streamside Chuckwagon site while live music plays. An evening surrounded by rustic beauty, family…