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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…

Dogwood Canyon Explorers

Ages 8-11 Join us on a nature adventure at our Dogwood Explorers Summer Camp! Begin each morning with an outdoor investigation and excursion to a specific location in the park where we'll observe, discover, and learn how this unique Ozarks ecosystem functions! Don’t miss this unique summer adventure filled with nature, education, and of course,…

Stone-Ages 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!

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: snake, salamander, turtle, spiders, and hissing cockroaches. (Specific animals may include opportunities to touch). Encounters are open, walk-up experiences and are included with park admission.

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.

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…

Nature Talk

While exploring the park, stop by the Nature Center Classroom for one of our engaging nature talks! Slither on in and join us to learn about the snakes of Missouri! Check adventure planner for times and come talk nature with us!

Nature Talk

While exploring the park, stop by the Nature Center Classroom for one of our engaging nature talks! Slither on in and join us to learn about the snakes of Missouri! Check adventure planner for times and come talk nature with us!

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.

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…

Nature Talk

While exploring the park, stop by the Nature Center Classroom for one of our engaging nature talks! Slither on in and join us to learn about the snakes of Missouri! Check adventure planner for times and come talk nature with us!