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Discover Nature with MDC at State Fair

See live fish and other native wildlife, get info, and explore Kids’ Discovery Room.

SEDALIA, Mo. – Discov­er nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 10-20.

Visit MDC’s Conserva­tion Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to see live fish and other native animals such as snakes, turtles, and amphib­ians.

Learn about and see dis­plays of native plants that help butterflies and other important pollinators. Ask conservation questions of MDC staff, get educational materials, and have fun.

Don’t miss MDC’s air-conditioned Conservation Kids’ Discovery Room be­tween 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for hands-on fun discovering nature through crafts and other activities.

Enjoy these free conser­vation-related programs at MDC’s outdoor pavilion:

WATCH RAPTORS: See a live eagle and other birds of prey up close at the Raptors of Missouri presen­tation Aug. 10 and Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

LEARN TO CLEAN AND COOK FISH: Learn how to prepare a fresh catch at the Fish Cooking and Cleaning demonstration Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

BE BEAR AWARE: Learn about black bears in Missouri and how to Be Bear Aware Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

OPERATION GAME THIEF: Visit with conserva­tion agents and see the MDC OGT travelling display trail­er all day Aug. 14, 15, and 16.

FIELD TO FORK: Learn how to clean and cook harvested game at the Field to Fork demonstration Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

HISTORIC SAWMILL: See a working model saw­mill in operation at Forest Products: The Circular Saw­mill Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the special program on ALIEN INVAD­ERS Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next door to the MDC outdoor pavilion at the Mis­souri Department of Trans­portation gardens.

It will include displays and activities on invasive plants and animals, how they harm native species and habitats, and what people can do to help eliminate them.

Learn more about MDC programs, events, and other offerings at

VISIT MDC’s Conservation Building at the Missouri State Fair Aug. 10-20 to see
live fish and other native wildlife such as snakes, turtles, and amphibians — and
much more.

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