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Sign up by Dec. 15 to get first issue of new MDC kids’ magazine
The bimonthly magazine is free for Missourians.
Young Missourians have until Dec. 15 to sign up for the first issue of Xplor, a multi-media mash-up billed by the Missouri Department of Conservation as “nature-tainment.”
Xplor, a nature-oriented magazine with a companion website targeted for youths age 8 through 12, is free to Missouri residents. To sign up, visit www.xplormo.org, or call 573-522-4115, ext. 3856 or 3249. Or write to Xplor, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180. (Missouri Department of Conservation photo)
The inaugural issue of Xplor will appear in February 2010. Recognizing that young people today get information in dramatically different ways than previous generations, the Conservation Department has devised a challenging, exciting experience that combines the traditional magazine format and online content.
Xplor targets readers 7 through 12 years old. Subscribers will be able to see how nature photographers capture their stunning images. They will get to spend time with people with wild jobs and share other Missouri kids’ real-life adventures illustrated in graphic-novel style.
Other regular Xplor print features will include a “YUCK!” department about things slimy, gooey, stinky and just plain gross, plus audio and video clips that bring nature to life. The magazine will cover the full range of outdoor nature-related activities, from hunting and fishing to birdwatching and hands-on conservation.
To receive the inaugural issue of Xplor, you have to subscribe by Dec. 15. Subscriptions are free to Missouri residents. Nonresidents in the United States can subscribe for $5 a year. Those in other countries can buy one-year, six-issue subscriptions for $8. To sign up, visit www.xplormo.org, or call 573-522-4115, ext. 3856 or 3249, or write to Xplor, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180. Parental consent is required.
Xplor is designed to encourage kids to do more than simply read or spend time in front of a computer, said Editor Joan McKee. “We want Xplor to be the trigger that sends them running for the door so they can have their own adventures. The magazine will give them lots of ideas about things they can see and do outside. Then they can go to the website for more details about how to do them.”
The magazine and accompanying online content are designed to address concerns about children’s growing alienation from nature. Author Richard Louv described the phenomenon as “nature deficit disorder” in Last Child in the Woods. The 2005 book distilled much of what was known about the phenomenon’s negative effects on children and society. It also spawned a national movement to connect kids to the outdoors, something the Conservation Department has been working at since the 1930s.
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300 west main st. Princeton, mo. 64673
Love the magazine but don't receive it anymore
You must reorder the magazine from the State of Missouri
MY HUSBAND AND I AND OUR GRANDKIDS ARE VERY MUCH INTO CONSERVATION AND THE OUTDOORS.THEY ALSO READ THIS MAGAZINE.ANY LEARNING THEY WANT TO NOW ABOUT THE OUTDOORS COME FROM THE MAGAZINE AND THE EXPERIANCE OF FAMILY PAST DOWN GENERATIONS OF OUTDOOR FAMILY THINGS.THANK YOU FOR THE MAGAZINE. THE MARTINS AND MCFARLANDS
you say go to this site to order xplor the magazine but there is no place to order it nice way of getting business.
Go here to sign-up.
It has been fixed.
You catch more flies with honey, than vinegar.
I was born in Mo. 62 years ago and we always had a MDC magazine around, the only book I read from cover to cover every month and never miss. I have been trying to get my grandson signed up for the kids magazine and I have been totally confused and did not want to mess my subscription in doing so. I surely can't be the only one having this trouble. I will call the phone number Monday and hopefully get it going. Thanks for the best family reading, I wouldn't want to miss one issue. I go back through old issues from time to time and enjoy them all over again. Thanks for all your efforts to keep our resources going and constantly improve on them. Don
I am looking for archived copies of the Missouri Conservation, maybe around 1985/86. Anyone know where I may be able to find these?
Try going here...