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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…

Critter Encounter

Stop by our Critter Encounters for an up-close meet and greet with a live animal as you learn a little about their biology and behavior. Possible critters include: snakes, salamanders, turtles, arachnids, and hissing cockroaches. Encounters are open, walk-up experiences and are included with park admission.

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…

Critter Encounter

Stop by our Critter Encounters for an up-close meet and greet with a live animal as you learn a little about their biology and behavior. Possible critters include: snakes, salamanders, turtles, arachnids, and hissing cockroaches.

Critter Encounter

Stop by our Critter Encounters for an up-close meet and greet with a live animal as you learn a little about their biology and behavior. Possible critters include: snakes, salamanders, turtles, arachnids, and hissing cockroaches. Encounters are open, walk-up experiences and are included with park admission.

Welcome Table

Upon arriving at the park, be sure to stop by our Welcome Table to say hello! See fun table-top artifacts and get the nature center program schedule for the day.…

Nature Talk

Stop by our Nature Center classroom for a fun and engaging program to get your Dogwood adventure started! Topics rotate through a variety of nature identification themes to equip you…

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…

Welcome Table

Upon arriving at the park, be sure to stop by our Welcome Table to say hello! See fun table-top artifacts and get the nature center program schedule for the day.…