Visit the Conservation Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Aug. 13-23 daily to see aquaria full of live fish and other aquatic wildlife along with displays of live native animals such as snakes and turtles. blue-catfish_crop

Ask conservation questions, get educational materials, and have fun.

Pop into the Missouri Department of Conservation’s air-conditioned Conservation Kids’ Discovery Room between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to have hands-on fun exploring nature through crafts and other activities.

Enjoy conservation-related demonstrations at the Department’s outdoor pavilion, including:

• Raptors of Missouri on Aug. 13 and Aug. 22 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

• Fish Cooking and Cleaning on Aug. 14 and 15 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• Be Bear Aware on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• Rainfall Simulator: Managing Soil on Aug. 17 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• Fly Tying on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

• Alien Invaders in Missouri! on Aug. 20 with displays and activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Forest Products and a Circular Sawmill in Action on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Some of the River Hills Traveler team will be covering the fair throughout its run, so check the Traveler’s Facebook page and website for updates.