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Mondays at Mastodon: Writing in the Woods

7/1/2024 | Mastodon State Historic Site | Imperial, MO

Learn and have fun at Mondays at Mastodon! This FREE summer program series is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but all families are welcome.

Registration is required. To register, call or text the site interpreter at 636-215-9784, or click here and search for activities at Mastodon State Historic Site.

Most activities will take place outdoors. Participants should bring water and dress for the weather.

Program dates and topics:
  • June 3: Creek Critters – Search for benthic macroinvertebrates in Rock Creek. Come prepared to get wet! Meet in the picnic area. 
  • June 17: Ancient Art – Learn about ancient art and writing, and try your hand at a few techniques. Meet at the museum entrance. 
  • July 1: Writing in the Woods – Create your own nature journal, and embark on a 0.8-mile hike with writing and drawing prompts. Meet in the picnic area. 
  • July 15: Finding Fossils – Learn about the fossilization process, hike to the bone bed, and make a fossil to take home. Meet at the museum entrance. 
  • July 29: Glorious Games – Play fun recreational games outside. Warning: You may get wet! Meet in the picnic area. 
  • Aug. 12: Hunting the Herd – Try hunting with an atlatl, and learn how Missouri’s megafauna went extinct. Meet at the museum entrance. 
Program times: 11 a.m. - noon

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Mastodon State Historic Site is located at:

1050 Charles J. Becker Drive, Imperial, MO | 636-464-2976

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs