• Outdoor Recreation-Initiatives

OUTDOOR
RECREATION INITIATIVES

2300 E. Valley Water Mill Road
(417) 833-8647

General Registration Form Geocaching Guidelines
Outdoor Initiatives offers the following programs as well as custom speakers, presentations, displays, clinics, demonstrations, community service projects and other opportunities. Topics may include: artifacts and fossils, archery, bat awareness, bat flights, bat education/ endangered gray bats, backpacking, camping, canoeing, cave awareness, cave education signage, cave restoration, cave tours, day trips, Dutch Oven cookery, endangered species, glade restoration, GPSgeocaching and Earth caches, home firearm safety, hunter safety education, kayaking, Leave No Trace National Certification, letter boxing, nature crafts, nature walks, outdoor safety and survival, paddleboarding, trail restoration, tree and plant identification, water rescue/open water and small watercraft safety and more.
Outdoor Initiatives program schedule for March, April and May
 
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Leave No Trace Extreme Stewardship Public Service Announcement
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Activities & Programs
kids walking in the woods
 
Adventure Trip Camps for Youth & Teenagers
Archery

Camps for Families & Groups

Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, & Water Rescue
Cave Recreation & Education Opportunities
Day Trips, Hikes 'N Walks
Field Trip Opportunies for Groups
Trip Camps for Youth & Teenagers
 
Outdoor Initiatives General Information

Free Opportunities


 

OUTDOOR INITIATIVES & SUMMER CAMPS OPEN HOUSE

 

GROUPS & SCHOOLS PROGRAMS & SPECIALS

 

FREE SPEAKERS BUREAU, DISPLAYS, & PRESENTATIONS

Looking for a speaker, presentation, and/or display? Outdoor Initiatives has it, & we can come to you (Springfield – Greene County).  Topics include:  Artifacts & Fossils, Bat Awareness & “WNS” (White-Nose Syndrome in Bats, Bat Flights, Cave Awareness, Earth Caches, Endangered Species, Geocaching, Home Firearm Safety, Hunter Safety Education, Leave No Tract, Letter Boxing, Nature Walks, Open Water & Small Watercraft Safety, Outdoor – Environmental Education – Recreation Opportunities, Outdoor Safety & Survival, & more.

Outdoor Initiatives In Valley Water Mill Park

833-8647

Age:             3 To Adults

Date:            Coordinated

Time:            Coordinated

Fee:            Free

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT (VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  Church Groups, 4-H, School Groups, Scouts, & Others)

Looking for a community service project? We offer: bat education/Federal Endangered Gray bats, cave education signage, cave restoration, glade restoration, GPS – Geocaching and earth caches, MO Endangered Bladderpod restoration, native plan garden, trail restoration, tree and plant identification.  Adopt A Cave, Glade, Native Plant Area, Stream, Trail, or Water Trail VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Outdoor Initiatives In Valley Water Mill Park

833-8647

Age: 6 To Adults

Date: Coordinated

Time: Coordinated

Fee: Free

 

FEE BASED CLINICS, PROGRAMS, & OPPORTUNITIES

(Our Site or Yours)

Outdoor Initiatives has something to offer you:  Archery / NASP Instructors, Backpacking Cookery, Camping, Canoeing, Cave Tours, Day Trips / Tri-State, Dutch Oven Cookery, Geocaching, Kayaking, Leave No Trace National Certification, Letter Boxing, Nature Crafts, PaddleBoarding, Water Rescue / Open Water & Small Watercraft, & more.

Outdoor Initiatives In Valley Water Mill Park

833-8647

Age: 3 To Adults

Date: Coordinated

Time: Coordinated

Fee: $3 - $100/Person.

 

Book Your Own Events & Programs
Open to Colleges – Universities, Families, Groups, Individuals, Organizations, & Schools. Opportunities include: Archery, Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing – Kayaking Clinics & Float Trips, Caving, Dutch Oven Cookery, Fishing, GPS – Geocaching – Earth Caches - LetterBoxing, Hunter Safety Education Certification, Initiatives – Team Building, Kite Making – Flying – Safety Clinic, Leave No Trace Awareness or Trainer Certification, Marksmanship Safety, Nature Walks & Tree Id, Outdoor Safety & Survival / Cities to Wilderness, Stream Study, Water Rescue & Small Watercraft Training or Certification, Wilderness First Aid Certification, and more.
Location: Springfield & Surrounding Counties.
Info: (417) 833-8647 or mjohnson@springfieldmo.gov.
Age: K – Adult / Depends Upon the Program
Date: Coordinated.

Time: Coordinated

Fee: Coordinated

Speakers Bureau, Displays, & Presentations

Speakers Bureau, Displays, & Presentations
Open to Colleges – Universities, Families, Groups, Individuals, Organizations, & Schools. Options include: Bats & "WNS" (White-Nose Syndrome), Cave Habitats – Opportunities – Safety, Geocaching – Earth Caches – LetterBoxing Procedures for Springfield – Greene County Parks, Open Water & Small Watercraft Safety, Outdoor Initiatives Outdoor Awareness Opportunities, Outdoor Safety & Survival / All Seasons or Seasonal / Cities to Wilderness, and more.
Location: Coordinated or We Come To You.
Info: (417) 833-8647 or mjohnson@springfieldmo.gov.
Age: Coordinated / Depends on topic.
Date: Coordinated
Time: Coordinated
Fee: FREE

 

On-Going --- Contact Springfield – Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives at 417-833-8647 or e-mail mjohnson@springfieldmo.gov to schedule your group for a FREE Nature Walk.  Guided Nature Walks topics can include:  Caves and Karsts, Endangered Species (Bats & Missouri Bladderpod), Fossils, Leave No Trace (LNT) Awareness & PEAK Programs, Loosing Streams, Wildlife and Habitats, “Children and Nature” and “Nature Unleashed” Opportunities.

 

Outdoor Initiatives Program Registrations
Advance Registration required on all programs unless otherwise noted.  Scholarship available.  Register for Outdoor Initiatives Programs via fax to (417) 833-8201;  mail:  Outdoor Initiatives, 1923 N. Weller, Springfield, MO  65803; or at the Outdoor Initiatives Office, Valley Water Mill Park, 2300 E. Valley Water Mill Rd, Springfield during Office Hours.
(417) 833-8647 or 833-8923

 
Supervisors
For additional information e-mail:  
Kara Warren
Melvin Johnson
 
 

 

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