Bear program followed by 80th Anniversary Open House event on Oct. 10
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – To Missouri citizens, black bears are a source of fascination, curiosity – and, in some cases, concern.
People can learn more about bears at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Missouri’s Black Bears” on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. The free program will be 5-6 p.m.
Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee with the Missouri Department of Conservation, will discuss black bear biology, the current bear research underway in the state, and how Missourians can better co-exist with these large mammals.
Following the program, visitors are invited to stay for 80th Anniversary Open house event, from 6-8 p.m. at the Nature Center. At this event, people are invited to join Director Sara Parker Pauley, Conservation commissioners and local leaders to celebrate the Missouri Department of Conservation’s history and share ideas about the state’s conservation future.
No registration is required for the bear program or open house event. For more information about either of these events, call 417-888-4237. The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located at 4601 South Nature Center Way.