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Burr Oak Woods

For all programming listed:    

Who:  All Ages               

Where:  Burr Oak Woods located at 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

How to register:  No registration required.  

Questions: Call 816-228-3766 between Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Additional Information:  To view all programs please visit our website. Girl Scouts will find these events are a great STEM activity. These events may also fulfill steps in some badges and help bring to life some of the Daisy journey’s. 


Program Name:  What’s for Dinner

When: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 3 p.m.

What:  Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes will be fed on September 4, 18 and October 2, 16 and 30. 
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Program Name:  Spectacular Spiders

When: September 5, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m.

What:  There are more than 300 fascinating species of spiders in Missouri! They can be camouflaged, furry or even brightly colored. Join us as we creep into the eight-legged world of spiders. We will learn about them inside then head out on a trail to see who is hanging around.
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Program Name:  Birding the Habitat Trail

When: September 12, 2015 from 7-8 a.m.

What:  Meet at the habitat trail parking lot for an ‘I Spy’ bird watching adventure.

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Program Name: The Athlete of the Bird World

When: September 19, 2015 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

What:  Come see a live male Ruby-throated Hummingbird up close! He wasn't able to be released after his injury and he is here to help everyone learn more about the only hummingbird that breeds in Missouri. Find out how to identify male and female hummingbirds, and learn the special adaptations that make them the athlete of the bird world.

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Program Name: Once Upon a Time

When: October 3, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

What: By and by we see a rabbit appear on the trail in front of us. Curiosity prevails. Should we follow him? There appears to be a giant storybook on the trail in front of us. Where did that come from? And what is on the other side? We invite you and your family and friends to experience the enchanted forest as we step into the storybook to discover Elsa and Princess Anna, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Robin Hood, Snow White and many more on the other side! It doesn’t take characters along a trail or adventures within a video game to find magic! The true gift of magic in nature comes from allowing ourselves time to explore, to dream and to use our imagination! Your family will not want to miss this very delightful evening!
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Program Name: Fall Bird Hiking

When: October 24, 2015 from 7-8 a.m.

What: As we near the end of the fall migration, join us on the Bethany Falls Trail for our last bird hike of the year.  Meet at the Bethany Falls parking lot.
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Program Name: A Bird in the Hand

When: October 24, 2015 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

What: Come view our native birds in the hand! Join Missouri River Bird Observatory bird-banders as they capture, band and measure a variety of species at the Burr Oak Woods backyard feeders. A special treat for kids and adults alike, visitors will be able to see many birds such as Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals and Black-capped Chickadees up close.

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Program Name: Creepy Critters

When: October 31, 2015 from 1-2 p.m.

What: Come view our native birds in the hand! Join Missouri River Bird Observatory bird-banders as they capture, band and measure a variety of species at the Burr Oak Woods backyard feeders. A special treat for kids and adults alike, visitors will be able to see many birds such as Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals and Black-capped Chickadees up close.