Community Events

On April 27 come out and Meet Mother Nature and Play Outside Where You Belong. Members of the Missouri Master Naturalists Lake of the Ozarks Chapter will be sharing their knowledge for anyone who wants to learn the basics of a variety of outdoor activites.

Starting at 10 a.m. at Grand Glaize Beach (PB2, Lake of the Ozarks State Park) members will be teaching kayaking, camp cooking, camping, fishing, hiking and Healthy Streams. You can attend all the sessions or just the ones of interest to you. Learn to bait a hook, safely paddle a kayak, make your way through the woods, set up a tent, cook a meal.

There will be door prizes for participants. Activities will continue until 3 p.m. and you can visit each activity at your own pace.

Bring the kids, bring the grand parents, anyone who will enjoy playing outdoors.

Announcing our 2019 Scholarship

Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalist is pleased to announce a scholarship program for the 2019-2020 school year. Two $1,500 grants will be available to prospective or existing college students who graduated from high school in Camden, Laclede, Miller, or Morgan County, or to students who currently reside in one of these counties. Students must be pursuing (or plan to pursue) a career in a conservation or natural resources field.

Download Scholarship Criteria Download Scholarship Application Form

Speakers Bureau

Looking for educational speakers that can come talk to your class, club, or other events? Check out our resources here:

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Big Niangua River Trail

This new "water trail" is accessible by kayak or canoe and includes 20 points of interest that are marked by signs along the river bank. A brochure is available with a detailed map with descriptions and distances of all the stops. The brochure can be found at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and some of the businesses along the trail. Read More or get a home version of the brochure here: Big Niangua River Trail

We perform volunteer service and offer opportunities for educational training in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our members share a common interest in learning about the natural world and in helping to protect, preserve, and restore Missouri's natural heritage. Learn more about us here

Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the downstairs meeting room at the Central Bank building in Camdenton. Visitors are welcome.

Individuals interested in learning more about this program, or participating in future offerings can contact Jodi Moulder at the Camdenton MDC office – Ph: 573-346-2210 Ext 6470, or Tricia Barrett at the Miller County MU Extension office – Ph: 573-369-2394.