Nature Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Nature Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend.

Friday night, local musician Bo Brown, performed a program called “Nature And The Arts: Songs And Birds.”

But Saturday and Sunday, there are more special events you can attend.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, you can get nature photography advice, and on Sunday, a primitive survival skills classes.
    
“As society becomes more urbanized, we seem to be losing some of that connection that we have with the outdoors, and places like the Springfield Conservation Nature Center can build that connection again, can reconnect them, can make people realize why habitats, animals, trees plants, why it all matters.” Francis Skalicky, the metro media specialist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, said.

Since the nature center opened its doors in 1988, nearly 2.8 million people have visited the facility.

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