With concerns about COVID-19 continuing, the Missouri Department of Conservation has extended its cancellation of programs and events at nature centers and other Department locations through June 30th. To help continue to connect people with nature, they will be offering more of the nature-focused programs through online formats. According to the department, the online offerings will make it more convenient and comfortable for people to attend the programs virtually from wherever they are. The Conservation Department typically provides hundreds of public programs each year at its various nature centers and other locations around the state. Due to the threats of COVID-19, the department cancelled its public programs and events in March and has now extended the cancellations through June.