MU Extension events calendar
Professional development events
- Dec. 13, 2016
MU Extension Program Leadership Council Meeting
- Dec. 15 to 16, 2016
MU Crop Management Conference- 2016
- Jan. 4 to Feb. 3, 2017
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training
- Jan. 9 to 13, 2017
Youth Development Academy: Raising the Potential of Professionals
- Jan. 9 to 11, 2017
2017 Hazardous Waste Management Winter Institute
- Feb. 23 to 25, 2017
Interface A 2017
- Feb. 26 to 28, 2017
Interface B 2017
- March 11 to 14, 2017
37th Annual Dialysis Conference
- March 27 to 31, 2017
Community Development Academy-Courses 1 and 2 Spring 2017
- April 7 to 8, 2017
Family Medicine Update: A Regional Medical Education Conference
- April 24 to 25, 2017
Advancing Renewables in the Midwest 2017
- June 12 to 16, 2017
2017 University of Missouri Meta-Analysis Summer Institute
National Park Day
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...
National Park Day will be observed locally at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park with several activities that highlight why green expanses are important to the community. On that day, beginning at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Friends of the Garden-sponsored Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House begins its fifth season of fun and education for adults and children alike. On National Public Gardens Day, admission is free to the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Hours are 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Master Gardeners of Greene County will be on hand to answer home gardening questions in the Hotline office located in the Botanical Center. Bring in an insect, diseased leaf or plant for diagnosis. The Hotline, 417-881-8909, ext. 320, is staffed from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Visitors can also stroll through the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden with its mixed perennial border, themed herb beds, ornamental grasses, Missouri native plants, turf plots and kitchen garden to get ideas for their own gardens.
The Greene County Extension Center is also open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can also drop of soil tests from their lawn, garden or field during that time. Visitors can also view two Greene County Extension displays inside the Botanical Center. One entitled, “A Day in the Life of MU Extension” and another that showcases the “One-room Schools of Greene County.”
More information about this event
Come celebrate National Park Day at the Botanical Center and see what this location has in store. While in the building/park learn more about Greene County Extension or get help from local Master Gardeners.