MU Extension events calendar
Professional development events
- March 24 to 28, 2014
Community Development Academy-Courses 1 and 2 Spring 2014
- March 24 to 27, 2014
- April 8, 2014
Advancing Renewables in the Midwest 2014
- April 10 to 12, 2014
National Block and Bridle Convention 2014
- April 14 to 16, 2014
2014 Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity
- April 16 to 18, 2014
2014 Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit
- May 13 to 15, 2014
65th Annual Traffic Conference and Seminars
- May 28 to 30, 2014
IPG Symposium on Plant Protein Phosphorylation
- June 2 to 6, 2014
2014 Agricultural Lenders School
- June 3 to 4, 2014
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium
- June 4 to 8, 2014
FRTI Summer Fire School 2014
- June 25 to 27, 2014
Cambio de Colores 2014
- July 13 to 24, 2014
Summers @ Mizzou 2014
- Oct. 9 to 12, 2014
SABE 2014 National Self Advocacy Conference
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.