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      Conservation programs to get kids hooked to nature

      Missouri Department of Conservation offers kids nature programs.

      If your child wants to learn more about nature, then the Missouri Department of Conservation is the right place for you.

      Conservation Specialist Amanda Moore enjoys teaching about Missouri wildlife and animals to preschoolers, elementary and middle school students every week at the Northeast Regional Conservation Office in Kirksville.

      Moore also hosts outside activities with the kids to give them a chance to get hands on with nature and have fun.

      "We'll do story time or ask the kids about what they've seen or they've done and make sure they have a hands on activity where they are holding something from nature and do a craft like color, cut, and glue," Moore said.

      Moore teaches both the popular preschool level Knee-High Naturalists series on the first and third Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and the ages 7-12 group, Creature Feature series, on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

      For more information on these children's programs, click here to visit the Missouri Department of Conservation site.