MDC to offer online kids' program about beavers

Francis Skalicky, Missouri Department
Beavers (pictured above) are interesting members of Missouri's wildlife world. Children can learn more about beavers, with the help of a puppet, at a free online program on July 31.

A beaver’s wood-chewing and dam-building habits make this large rodent an interesting part of Missouri’s outdoor world – and a perfect character for a puppet show.

With the help of a puppet friend, children can learn more about beavers in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “Little Acorns: Busy Beavers,” a free virtual program 10-10:30 a.m. on July 31. This online program, which is part of MDC’s “Little Acorns” series of programs (which is designed for ages 2-7), is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center. A puppet will describe the lives of these mammals and will talk about the special adaptations beavers have to live in and around water. People can register for this program at:

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at