Click below to listen to KMZU’s Alice Rhea visit with Bill Graham, Media Specialist with the Missouri Department of Conservation:

Bill Graham

It’s that time of year when people are using their fire places or fire place inserts and this program will give people some knowledge on fire wood.  “Our experts will talk about the different types of trees and their energy content,  how long and how hot they will burn,” stated  Missouri Department of Conservation Media Specialist, Bill Graham.  “We will even get into some basics like how big is a cord of wood so when you buy it you get your moneys worth.”

This is a walk in event which will demonstrate splitting fire wood, how to build a campfire or tapping a Maple tree for sap to boil for syrup, if you want to see what Maple sugaring looks like.

“We like to connect people with nature,” stated Graham.  The outdoor gardens are interesting even in the cold.  The program will touch on skills needed even if you just go into the woods for fun, such as reading a compass.  For information on the event, you can call (816) 759-7300.