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Saturday, August 11, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wildcat Glades Park

201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, MO

Come out and celebrate clean and fun water on Shoal Creek.  Activities include cardboard boat race, water balloon volleyball, kid's shoebox boat race, inner tube race, fishing derby, Stone Lions Puppet Show, 20+ booths and activities and food trucks.  Chert Glades will present "Dragonflies and Clean Water".


Posted on August 8, 2018 and filed under EVENTS.




July 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

George Washington Carver National Monument

Join us in celebrating the 75th annual Carver Day!  Our Chert Glades Chapter will provide insight into nature journaling: the what, why, and how we should journal.  Kids will craft their own nature journal.  There will be several other exhibitors, guest speakers, music performers, guided tours, activities for kids of all ages, and more! All activities are free of charge.

Posted on July 3, 2018 and filed under EVENTS.

Just a Brush Pile by Jackie Spurlin

Let me tell you about my business partners and the relationship we have built.  It is actually the result of a very organized process that begins with a hand saw each and every year in early October, and ensues in my backyard food forest with the impending change of the seasons. 

Posted on March 5, 2018 .

Rewards Reaped! by Jeff Cantrell

The first reward for us is an understanding.  The second reward for my naturalist friends and our community team is a festival atmosphere and we got it!  We would have been there in the bitter cold, but fortunately the day was spectacular. We would have been there if only a few people showed, but the public ushered in by the hundreds.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Mission Accomplished by Billie Mullins

In 2016, Missouri Parks issued a Missouri State Parks Centennial Passport book (similar to the National Park Passport book) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Missouri's state parks in 2017. I purchased a book in 2016 and began a 15 month quest to visit all the parks.

Posted on January 1, 2018 .

Wishing for a Christmas Snow and a Merry Look at Wildlife by Jeff Cantrell

I believe even the folks who don’t care for snow, find themselves three days before Christmas wishing for a few inches of fluffy white precipitation.  Perhaps there is Christmas Magic in those flurries mixed with twinkling lights and air full of holiday anticipation.  I don’t know all the particulars, but flurries certainly give the season an added festive feel.

Posted on December 5, 2017 .