MDC Offers Virtual Outdoor Hazards Training

From ticks to poison ivy and venomous snakes…   these are a few of the hazards you will learn to avoid in a virtual program offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The FREE program will be presented May 20th.  In the program you can learn how to identify and steer clear of problem plants and animals at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “Outdoor Survival: An Ounce of Prevention.” This free online program will be May 20 from 6-7 p.m. and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation in Joplin.

MDC Naturalist Kensi Tillman will explain how to identify poison ivy and venomous snakes and the best ways to deal with ticks, mosquitoes, and other creatures that can add annoyance to an outdoors outing. She’ll explain how the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to these outdoor hazards – knowing what to look for and what actions to take can often prevent problems from happening.

Registration for the free program is available at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/177186

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