Special Event
Happy Birthday, Runge!
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Runge Conservation Nature Center
330 Commerce Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 526-5544
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Happy Birthday, Runge! After 30 years of connecting people with nature, we have a lot to celebrate! Come celebrate YOUR nature center with these activities: • Learn about Runge’s prairie, creek, and forest at interactive learning stations along the trails. • Meet Chuck, one of MDC's working canines. • See the Showboat, a 1946 Chevrolet paneled truck used in MDC education programs in schools. • Get energized with a Wildheart performance—creative, fun, and interactive songs about nature. • Hear Shortleaf Band’s “Fiddles and Forests” program about Ozark music and natural resources. • Encounter an amazing live animal or two! • Shoot a bow and climb our fire tower. • Have fun with games, crafts, and our Party Passport. • Watch a portable sawmill turn logs into lumber. • Enjoy hot dogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or while supplies last. This event is free to the public, and all ages are welcome. Parking at Runge Nature Center will be limited, and visitors are asked to park at MDC’s Commission Headquarters once the nature center’s parking lots are filled. A shuttle service will be provided on a continuous loop to transport visitors from the Commission Headquarters’ parking lot to the nature center and back. Runge Nature Center is located at 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City, and MDC’s Commission Headquarters is located at 2901 West Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City. Kevin Lohraff