Missouri River Relief is debuting its new “Missouri River Scientists” traveling trunk education program, partnering with Columbia Public Schools to launch the initiative. Teachers at Columbia Public Schools will have the first opportunity to bring “Missouri River Scientists” into their classrooms as a fun new way to explore the recovery and management of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon.

Missouri River Relief launches school initiative

Missouri River Relief is debuting its new “Missouri River Scientists” traveling trunk education program, partnering with Columbia Public Schools to launch the initiative.

Teachers at Columbia Public Schools will have the first opportunity to bring “Missouri River Scientists” into their classrooms as a fun new way to explore the recovery and management of the endangered Pallid Sturgeon.


Large Missouri Black Bear staring into camera

How Missouri Black Bears Came Back From Near-Extinction

After near extinction last century, the black bear makes a comeback in Missouri.


This Photo Contest Benefits Conservation Efforts in Missouri

Amateur photographers, including youth, are encouraged to submit their favorite wild bird photographs for the contest that offers cash prizes for winners. The contest is a fundraiser for MRBO, which is devoted to the conservation of Missouri’s migratory and resident birds.


Small Towns Roll Out the Orange Carpet For Deer Hunters

For most of the year, life in small-town rural Missouri moves at a quiet pace, but come November these peaceful hamlets transform into prime destinations for those on the hunt for deer.


September 19, 1949

Plans were unveiled for damming and developing the Meramec River Valley. This began a 28-year battle to stop the plan and save the valley


Photos: Columbia Bottom Shines Bright After Flooding

“Everything is recovered from last year,” says Pat Behle, an administrative specialist at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. “We’re in very good shape.”


Wonders of Wildlife by the Numbers

Springfield just got a little wilder. The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium opened on September 21. We’re impressed by the sheer size of this place, so we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.


Here’s What You Can Do to Help Monarch Butterflies

Here's what you can do to help monarch butterfly populations.