Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:01:37 GMTThe public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Big Lake State Park on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The open house-style meeting will be conducted at the park maintenance shop from 4-6 p.m. The park maintenance shop is located next to the park office at the park. Park representatives will review the 2014 season, provide information on future plans for the facility and answer any questions. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about park services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. Big Lake State Park is located at 201 Lake Shore Drive in Craig. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 660-442-3770. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:37 GMTThe Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Missouri River Relief,” as part of its ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol. Representatives from Missouri River Relief will discuss their grassroots efforts to connect people to the Missouri River through river clean-up, educational events and stewardship. Guests will learn more about the river that has shaped Missouri’s history, culture and geography. The Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5-9 p.m. “Museum after Hours” is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedules don’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the events allow a more relaxed opportunity to view all the museum exhibits. These exhibits include both old favorites and new offerings. Evening entry to the museum will be through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building underneath the grand staircase. The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the MissouriDepartment of Natural Resources.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:01:37 GMTGuests can explore the prairie while learning about bison on a guided bison hike on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will provide the opportunity to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. Hikers should be prepared for a hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison and other wildlife that inhabit the prairie. Participants are also encouraged to dress for the weather as prairie winds can be strong in the winter. Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane near Mindenmines. To register or get additional information, contact Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.