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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. Our friendly education staff will be happy to answer questions about  exploring the park, observing wildlife, and what to look for while out in the …

Nature Talk

While exploring the nature center, 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! This program will include live animals and hands-on participation. Check adventure planner for times and come talk nature with us!

Stone-Age Survival Skills Demonstration

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 dizzyingly 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. See demonstrations…

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!

Nature Talk

While exploring the nature center, stop by the Bear Den classroom for one of our engaging nature talks! Slither on in and join us to learn about the snakes of Missouri! This program will include live animals and hands-on participation. 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.