Pioneers saw this land as endlessly bountiful, but before 1900 their descendants had nearly wiped out many wild species from what is now Missouri. Now, thanks to dedicated conservationists, many of the animals that were rare or gone by 1900 have thriving populations here again. Learn about their restoration, ranging from the instant success with river otters to the decades-long struggle to restore wild turkeys. Reservations are required. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 10 and up. Free. Powder Valley Conservation Nature Area.
More information: mdc.org or (314) 301-1500.