Remington Nature Center

Remington Nature Center Located in the beautiful Missouri River Valley in picturesque St. Joseph, Missouri, we have built a reputation for sharing nature's wonder with students and families, children and adults.
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The Re*****on Nature Center of St. Joseph provides an opportunity for education and interpretation of nature and conservation, relative to the significance of the Missouri River and Northwest Missouri. The City of St. Joseph utilizes the 13,000 square foot center for educational purposes in an entertaining and enjoyable environment. With the variety of displays and information available, the center appeals to people of all ages and interests. Several interactive components allow people to use their senses to learn about and appreciate the natural environment, as well as the events that impacted nature in and around Northwest Missouri. Another important aspect is the portrayal of the native land and abundant plant and animal life that sustained human habitation. The nature center has many displays featuring animal habitats including a beaver dam, beehive, and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center includes several additional features such as natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas, and a paved walking trail. Interpretive signage further assists in the education and enjoyment of these areas. The nature center showcases the Missouri River and the River’s force in the development of Northwest Missouri, as it relates to travel, transportation, and trade. The aquarium provides visitors an opportunity to view a variety of native fish common to the River. The Missouri River’s mutations over time and the impact of those changes are also presented. The nature center also emphasizes the significance of Native American civilization in Northwest Missouri, by showcasing artifacts used by the tribes of this area. It is important to relate these civilizations and their relationship to the story of the Sacred Hills. Native American habitats also educate visitors as to how the changes to the natural setting began. A significant, unique component of the nature center are cultural displays to convey the prominent role Northwest Missouri played in western migration, especially in exploration, trapping, trading and mercantile. All of these areas changed the natural setting of the area. The Re*****on Nature Center features an outdoor and indoor classroom area, meeting rooms with full audio visual components, and multiple wildlife viewing areas. The center is a member of several local organizations, all working to promote attractions in St. Joseph, as well as other areas of Northwest Missouri. These organizations include the Museum Association of St. Joseph, Pony Express Region Tourism Commission, and St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. Mission Statement: To inspire visitors to learn more about human impacts on the Earth, and instill a desire to provide positive stewardship for the natural world.

Operating as usual

After joining us for Earth Day presentations, head to Hyde Park for Show Me Your Roots!
04/08/2021

After joining us for Earth Day presentations, head to Hyde Park for Show Me Your Roots!

Join us for family fun at Hyde Park on Saturday, April 24th from 2-4 pm! Help plant two trees in honor of Missouri's bicentennial and participate in activities for all ages. Sack's Ice Cream truck will also be making a stop!

04/07/2021
St. Joe Aquatics
04/06/2021

St. Joe Aquatics

Join our TEAM!
✔️ Make Money
✔️ Help Others
✔️ Make New Friends
✔️ Receive FREE training
✔️ Work Flexible Hours
TWO types of lifeguard positions are available: shallow water and lifeguard.
Apply at https://bit.ly/apply-lifeguard or email us at [email protected] for more info.

Join 2021 Fairview Men's Club at Fairview Golf Course and enjoy these benefits!
04/05/2021

Join 2021 Fairview Men's Club at Fairview Golf Course and enjoy these benefits!

Come join our 2021 Fairview Men's Club for $40!
⛳️ Get $10 off Men's Club tournaments
⛳️ Up to date handicap
⛳️ 1 dozen free balls for a hole-in-one
⛳️ It supports course improvements
⛳️ Receive free gifts on holidays!

Forms can be found at our front counter!

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo
04/05/2021

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
04/05/2021

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

***𝑺𝑶𝑭𝑻𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳 𝑹𝑬𝑮𝑰𝑺𝑻𝑹𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 𝑰𝑺 𝑶𝑷𝑬𝑵***
🥎Register for summer adult slowpitch softball league at Heritage Park from today through Wednesday, April 7 or until all team slots are filled (whichever comes first). This will be an 8-game league starting the week of Sunday, April 25.
🥎𝗖𝗼𝗲𝗱, 𝗺𝗲𝗻, & 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝟱𝘅𝟱𝘅𝟱 registration forms are attached. You may bring the completed form with payment to the Parks Admin Office, 1920 Grand Ave, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm or register online at www.stjoeparks.info or https://www.stjoeparks.info/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html.

***𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝒀𝑬𝑨𝑹***
🥎Women’s only 5x5x5 Monday night league. Only five players needed per team! That means MORE batting time and longer games! This is a pilot program: Women’s only league for this year! This is a 6-game league.

Today we said farewell to Barbara Russell, Administrative Technician at the Re*****on Nature Center.  We wish her well i...
04/03/2021

Today we said farewell to Barbara Russell, Administrative Technician at the Re*****on Nature Center. We wish her well in her retirement!! We will miss you!!

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
03/31/2021

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

All the missing clues have been replaced today! If you do stumble across a missing clue, message us, and we will give you the missing riddle to help solve Maple the Bunny's mysteries!
🐰🐰
If you complete the scavenger hunt before THIS Friday, April 2nd, you will have the chance to win an Easter basket full of all sorts of goodies! One winner will be randomly chosen from each park hunt. Participants can enter both the Hyde and Krug giveaways.
🐰🐰
At Krug Park, follow the eggs to find Maple the Bunny! Start at the lagoon for your first clue!
At Hyde Park, start at the train depot shelter to help Maple the Bunny find her lost Easter basket.

03/31/2021
Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo
03/29/2021

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo

Re*****on Nature Center
03/29/2021

Re*****on Nature Center

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
03/19/2021

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Clean Sweep April 1-7. Clean Sweep is a program to assist St. Joseph residents in maintaining their property, however, it is not a substitute for regular solid waste (trash) collection. All yard waste, trash and appliances will be accepted from St. Joseph residents for two full days a year, free of charge. Some guidelines and restrictions apply.

For restrictions and guidelines, please click the link below:
https://bit.ly/2GE9WMH

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
03/18/2021

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

***𝑺𝑶𝑭𝑻𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳 𝑹𝑬𝑮𝑰𝑺𝑻𝑹𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 𝑰𝑺 𝑶𝑷𝑬𝑵***
🥎Register for summer adult slowpitch softball league at Heritage Park from today through Wednesday, April 7 or until all team slots are filled (whichever comes first). This will be an 8-game league starting the week of Sunday, April 25.
🥎𝗖𝗼𝗲𝗱, 𝗺𝗲𝗻, & 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝟱𝘅𝟱𝘅𝟱 registration forms are attached. You may bring the completed form with payment to the Parks Admin Office, 1920 Grand Ave, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm or register online at www.stjoeparks.info or https://www.stjoeparks.info/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html.

***𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 𝒀𝑬𝑨𝑹***
🥎Women’s only 5x5x5 Monday night league. Only five players needed per team! That means MORE batting time and longer games! This is a pilot program: Women’s only league for this year! This is a 6-game league.

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
03/08/2021

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

Reminder, residents can still take their downed tree limbs and branches from the December ice storm to the landfill for disposal through this Wednesday, March 10. Tree limbs and branches are the only acceptable material that can be dropped off for disposal.

A third gate is open specifically for residents to use to drop off their tree limbs and branches. Residents with storm debris will not be allowed to use the other gates for drop-off to avoid interruption of service for trash haulers and other solid waste customers. Customers dropping off tree limbs and branches will be required to pass over the weight scale as the city will still be responsible for payment to the state for the amount of tonnage collected from the storm debris.

Customers dropping off storm debris will follow the same Clean Sweep guidelines (http://bit.ly/3qt5JOU). Documentation of St. Joseph residency is required and no commercial vehicles are allowed.

Hours of operation for the landfill are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 7am to 2pm.

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo
03/08/2021

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo

Re*****on Nature Center
03/08/2021

Re*****on Nature Center

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
03/01/2021

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

Do you or someone you know need a summer job?
Look no further! St. Joe Aquatics is hiring lifeguards for Krug Pool and the Aquatic Park.
Don't have training? Don't worry; it is FREE if you are hired!
Apply at https://bit.ly/apply-lifeguard or email us at [email protected] for more info.

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo
02/18/2021

Re*****on Nature Center's cover photo

02/16/2021

Due to the extreme temperatures overnight & into tomorrow, the Re*****on Nature Center will be closed Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Everyone, please stay safe & warm!

We will be CLOSED Monday, February 15, 2021, for Presidents' Day.  Everyone stay safe & warm this weekend and we will se...
02/12/2021

We will be CLOSED Monday, February 15, 2021, for Presidents' Day. Everyone stay safe & warm this weekend and we will see you Tuesday, February 16!

Go Chiefs!! #ChiefsKingdom #RunItBack
02/07/2021

Go Chiefs!! #ChiefsKingdom #RunItBack

It's game day! Good luck to the Kansas City Chiefs from the city of St. Joseph and bring home a victory! #ChiefsKingdom #RunItBack

02/02/2021
01/30/2021
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2021 Virtual Super Science Saturday is happening now! Check out any or all of the videos!

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
01/26/2021

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

Looking for a challenge or a twist on the typical 5k? Registration is still underway for the Outlaw Adventure Run at Krug Park on March 27, starting at 10am. This event will take participants through a 5k course as you maneuver through, over and under obstacles along the way.

Registration is $60 per person with group discounts available. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2xjHX12 or call 271-5501 for more information.

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities
01/25/2021

St. Joseph Missouri Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities

Do you miss going to the parks during this dreary weather? Try bringing the parks to you! 💚

For $8, you can purchase a Valentine's Day craft kit filled with supplies to make your very own heart-shaped birdseed ornament, color-me Valentine football, a heart-shaped suncatcher, candy, and educational opportunities.

There is a limited number of kits, so make sure to pick yours up quick! They are available at our office located at 1920 Grand Ave during normal business hours.

*All supplies are included except for water, markers, and a glue stick. Proceeds go towards providing more programming in the parks for our community members.*

Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of  Fame class.  "We are excited to get...
01/25/2021
St. Joseph Sports Commission

Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame class.

"We are excited to get the nomination process underway and invite anyone with a qualified candidate(s) to do so. There are numerous individuals and teams that have made a tremendous impact on sports in St. Joseph & Buchanan County and we can't wait to begin to honor them," says Brett Esely, Chairman of the St. Joseph Sports Commission.

Anyone is eligible to nominate those worthy for consideration and may do so in the following ways:

1. Visit stjomo.com/stjosephsportscommission and click on the Hall of Fame nomination form link.

or

2. Pick up a nomination packet from the St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 911 Frederick Avenue in St. Joseph between the hours of 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday thru Friday.

To qualify for induction, the nominee must meet one of the following qualifications:

- Individual must have been born in Buchanan County.

- Must have made their sports career or accomplished their feat in Buchanan County.

- Must be contributing to sports in Buchanan County at the present time.

- Nominees will be considered but not limited to the following categories: athletes, teams, coaches, athletics administrators, officials/referees, media members, sports medicine, personal trainers, contributors/meritorious service, support personnel.

All aspects of the below nomination process MUST be submitted for consideration.

- Complete the nomination form in full.

- Provide a career biography with accurate statistics, specific accomplishments, years competed/served that support their contributions/involvement with sports.

- In addition to the nomination, at least one letter of recommendation (separate from the nominator, may not be a relative of nominee) must be submitted along with a photograph(s) from the time period in which the nominee made their mark on sports. Other supportive material (newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photos, etc.) are encouraged.

All information and letters of recommendation must be submitted at one time. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

The inaugural St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame Class will consist of up to ten individual inductees and one team in which the enshrinement ceremony is tentatively set for Sunday, September 19, 2021.

With questions about the nomination process or in general about the St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame, please call Mary Supple at 816-233-6688 or e-mail [email protected].

The St. Joseph Sports Commission is an umbrella support group of the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau focused on sports tourism. ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME – ESTABLISHED…

The Re*****on Nature Center will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
01/15/2021

The Re*****on Nature Center will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Be careful out there!🌬❄🌬❄🌬
01/15/2021

Be careful out there!🌬❄🌬❄🌬

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
01/14/2021

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

The night shift crew was sent home in anticipation of the impending storm. Streets are being pretreated throughout the day today. Emergency and secondary routes will be treated by late this evening. For more information on winter weather operations, visit http://bit.ly/3pchKYT.

Re*****on Nature Center
01/12/2021

Re*****on Nature Center

City of St. Joseph, MO Government
01/08/2021

City of St. Joseph, MO Government

St. Joseph residents will be able to take their downed tree limbs and branches from the recent ice storm to the landfill for disposal beginning Wednesday, January 13, during normal hours of operation. Tree limbs and branches are the only acceptable material that can be dropped off for disposal.

A third gate will be open specifically for residents to use to drop off their tree limbs and branches. Residents with storm debris will not be allowed to use the other gates for drop-off to avoid interruption of service for trash haulers and other solid waste customers. Customers dropping off tree limbs and branches will be required to pass over the weight scale as the city will still be responsible for payment to the state for the amount of tonnage collected from the storm debris.

Customers dropping off storm debris will follow the same guidelines as Clean Sweep. Documentation of St. Joseph residency is required and no commercial vehicles are allowed. For Clean Sweep guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/3cdYJza.

Hours of operation for the landfill are Monday through Friday from 7am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 7am to 2pm. Storm debris will be accepted through March 10.

01/07/2021

We have been notified again that a Facebook user has advertised that they are seeking vendors for a craft fair event at the Re*****on Nature Center on Saturday & Sunday, January 9 &10, 2021. There is no event of this type scheduled at our facility and we have no plans in the future to schedule such an event.

If you are a vendor that participates in Craft Shows and Fairs, we urge you to contact the Re*****on Nature Center directly if you see any Call for Vendors advertisements saying there is a Craft Show and/or Fair at the Re*****on Nature Center.

Please exercise caution when registering for an event. If you question whether an event advertised to occur at the Re*****on Nature Center is legitimate, please call us at 816-271-5499 to confirm whether the event is actually scheduled.

Thank you.

Physical and mental self-care are so important!  Please take care of yourselves and each other!
01/05/2021

Physical and mental self-care are so important! Please take care of yourselves and each other!

Having awareness in your mental well-being "tool kit" can help reduce stress, promote positive feelings, and reduce distractibility of things that can cause harmful stress.

Use meditation to help become more aware and obtain a healthier and happier life.

May everyone have a safe and Happy New Year!
12/30/2020

May everyone have a safe and Happy New Year!

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1502 McArthur Dr
Saint Joseph, MO
64505

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(816) 271-5499

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The Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph provides an opportunity for education and interpretation of nature and conservation, relative to the significance of the Missouri River and Northwest Missouri. The City of St. Joseph utilizes the 13,000 square foot center for educational purposes in an entertaining and enjoyable environment. With the variety of displays and information available, the center appeals to people of all ages and interests. Several interactive components allow people to use their senses to learn about and appreciate the natural environment, as well as the events that impacted nature in and around Northwest Missouri. Another important aspect is the portrayal of the native land and abundant plant and animal life that sustained human habitation. The nature center has many displays featuring animal habitats including a beaver dam, beehive, and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center includes several additional features such as natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas, and a paved walking trail. Interpretive signage further assists in the education and enjoyment of these areas. The nature center showcases the Missouri River and the River’s force in the development of Northwest Missouri, as it relates to travel, transportation, and trade. The aquarium provides visitors an opportunity to view a variety of native fish common to the River. The Missouri River’s mutations over time and the impact of those changes are also presented. The nature center also emphasizes the significance of Native American civilization in Northwest Missouri, by showcasing artifacts used by the tribes of this area. It is important to relate these civilizations and their relationship to the story of the Sacred Hills. Native American habitats also educate visitors as to how the changes to the natural setting began. A significant, unique component of the nature center are cultural displays to convey the prominent role Northwest Missouri played in western migration, especially in exploration, trapping, trading and mercantile. All of these areas changed the natural setting of the area. The Remington Nature Center features an outdoor and indoor classroom area, meeting rooms with full audio visual components, and multiple wildlife viewing areas. The center is a member of several local organizations, all working to promote attractions in St. Joseph, as well as other areas of Northwest Missouri. These organizations include the Museum Association of St. Joseph, Pony Express Region Tourism Commission, and St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. Mission Statement: To inspire visitors to learn more about human impacts on the Earth, and instill a desire to provide positive stewardship for the natural world.

**The City of St. Joseph frequently photographs and videotapes participants enjoying our programs, special events, parks, and facilities. These images and any images shared to our social media pages are utilized by the City of St. Joseph in publications, on the web, for television/cable promotions, or other similar uses. The images are used at the City's discretion and become its sole property.** Photos, Videos, and Our Social Media Policy: For detailed information about our social media policy, including what is and isn’t allowed, please visit https://www.stjoemo.info/DocumentCenter/View/7848.


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