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      Learning about wildlife while having fun

      If your little boy and girl scouts or 4-H kids are trying to earn their badges or patches while learning about the environment, there's an event coming up which will help give them that chance.

      The Northeast Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Conservation in Kirksville is doing a big Conservation Exploration Event on Saturday, April 20, from Noon to 4 p.m.

      Boy and girl scouts and 4-h groups will be doing activities both inside and outside the office that will help them learn more about how conservation enriches both humans and wildlife. It just won't be a day of learning but also a day of fun.

      "It's always fun to come out here and play with the stuff we have. We have all kinds of neat activities and things to look at. It's just a neat experience to be hands on with all the stuff," said Amanda Moore of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

      Moore said there is no sign up or registration for the event. Group leaders and parents just have to show up with the kids.

      For more information on the event, click here.