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Bill Graham

With the kids home on Christmas vacation, families will be searching for ways to pass the time. Department of Conservation spokesman Bill Graham described a program that’s being hosted by the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center that is fun for all ages.  “We have a lot of taxidermy mounts of things like red fox, owls, and birds,” said Graham, “We also have a lot of fur pelts from different animals ranging from black bear to bobcat and mountain lion to raccoons.  There’s also plastic models of skulls and plaster casts of different tracks.  People go out in the winter and will see in the snow and mud different tracks.  So, this is just all about different kinds of animals that call Missouri home.”

The program is designed for kids of all ages and will include exhibits, live animals, and hands-on activities.  The event will from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. on December 26th, 29th, 30th, and 31st.  Directions, as well as additional information, can be found at the  Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center website.