Outreach & Service


Here’s a brochure providing an overview of our dynamic chapter. The Springfield Plateau Chapter offers several classroom and educational presentations, known as our “trunk” shows, suitable for schools, Scouts and other youth groups, covering:

  • Bison - Learn how Native Americans used every bit of the bison to sustain themselves
  • Insects and spiders – Learn all about creeping, crawling or flying insects and spiders, how harmless most of them are and how we benefit from them
  • Birds – Birding isn’t just for adults: learn to identify some of our common species
  • Mammals – All about the wild critters in our forests, glades and prairies
  • Reptiles and amphibians – All about snakes and frogs, toads and salamanders and other reptiles and amphibians
  • Fur-bearing animals – Learn which animals are trapped for their furs in Missouri and how those furs are used
  • Rotten log – Learn the inhabitants of rotten logs in the forest

To book one of these presentations or one about the Master Naturalist program, contact:

Jay Barber, Missouri Department of Conservation’s conservation education consultant, 417-895-6881, ext. 269, jay.barber@mdc.mo.gov