Amphitheater Talk

Stop by our scenic outdoor amphitheater for a fun and engaging program to get your Dogwood adventure started! Topics rotate through a variety of nature identification themes to equip you for your canyon experience! This 20-30 minute program is included with park admission.

Foraging in the Ozarks

Join wilderness survival instructor and naturalist Bo Brown, author of Foraging the Ozarks and Foraging Central Grasslands, 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…

Stone-Age 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 and naturalist Bo Brown, author of Foraging the Ozarks and Foraging Central Grasslands, to explore the humble beginnings of the technologies that allowed our…

Discovery Station

Come check out our Discovery Stations at the Dogwood Nature and Conservation Center! Our stations provide a casual yet engaging education opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities, and tabletop displays.