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Cape Nature Center offering classes

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, overseen by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is located off I-55 in Cape Girardeau at 2289 County Park Dr.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, located off I-55 in Cape Girardeau at 2289 County Park Dr., is offering a variety of enrichment courses in the coming weeks. For more information, check out

Getting Hooked on Catfishing (V)

Date: Friday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Late in the Summer fishing can take a turn, the bass won’t bite, and bluegill hide from the hook. During these dog days there is one fish that is more reliable: catfish. Come learn about catfishing in this virtual program covering the basics and a few useful techniques. In this virtual program you can expect to learn equipment, bait, location, and times for catfishing. This course is suitable for all experience levels and ages. A link to join the Webex meeting will be sent to the email used to register before the presentation begins.

Creature Feature: Kingsnakes (Virtual)

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meet the family who likes to give tight hugs and has been known to dine on venomous snakes. We will take a closer look into the lives of Missouri’s kingsnakes. Learn how to tell them apart and how they help us.

Papier Mache Crappie

Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join Chris Pagano to learn the art of Papier Mache while learning about one of Missouri’s best-tasting fish, the Crappie. This program is suited for those 12 years of age and older. Participants aged 12 – 16 must have an adult attend with them.

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