PRESS RELEASE: (Missouri Department of Conservation) — The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City has a full schedule of programs for all ages to enjoy spring break this month. Some programs require registration in advance, so MDC Nature Center Assistant Manager Becky Matney encourages guests to familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the nature center atmdc.mo.gov/centralevents.

“Our spring break activities encompass all ages and are an exciting and fun way to start celebrating the season while enjoying the outdoors,” said Matney.

Spring break activities will include:

Nature center guests can conveniently manage program registration online at mdc.mo.gov/centralevents. The first step in registering for a program is creating a profile, then signing up for future programs is simple. Once someone creates a profile and registers for an event, they will receive details about programs they’ve registered for.

Sign up for email and/or text updates from Runge Nature Center and other conservation news atmdc.mo.gov/GovDelivery.

Events at Runge Nature Center are free thanks to the one-eighth of 1 percent conservation sales tax. Runge Nature Center, located at 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Trails at the nature center are open every day, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information about events at Runge Conservation Nature Center, visit nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/runge-nature-center, or call the nature center at (573) 526-5544.