Mark your calendars.

Plan your visit around events that catch your eye!

Add To My Calendar
Event: Birding for Alzheimer’s and Caregivers

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:30 AM

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Register or 573-290-5218


An early sage social engagement session for persons with early stage dementia and their care partner. Did you know that getting outdoors, interacting with nature, and learning new skills have shown to have positive benefits for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia? Join us at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024 to learn the basics of birding. This session will include tips for using binoculars, ways to identify bird songs and how to use a field guide. This slow-paced, gentle walk will be held on the Farkleberry Knob Trail, a quarter-mile paved trail at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in North County Park. We will also discuss how being outdoors can benefit those living with dementia and their caregivers. You may bring your own binoculars, or a pair will be provided for you.

This is a cooperative program with the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.