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      Some kids went a little nuts during this spring break

      <p> The Missouri Department of Conservation held its Creature Feature program titled "Nuts for Trees."</p><p> </p>

      The Missouri Department of Conservation held its Creature Feature program at the regional office in Kirksville Wednesday. It was titled "Nuts for Trees."

      The kids learned about trees in missouri and the different nuts they produce, such as acorns.

      They also learned how the nuts play a big role in the forest eco-system.

      "Acorns are so important. They are a food source for a large number of animals. The trees provide shelter for different animals. Even as the trees die or acorn shells are broken down, they renew the soil year after year," said Amanda Moore of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

      The weather was even nice enough to allow the kids to go outside and find different nuts. The next conservation event will be taking place this Saturday at 1 p.m. The topic...tree identification in a program called "Meet A Tree."