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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 8, 2022 – Team members at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park invite the public to learn fire-making skills at a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18. "Back in Time, Forgotten Skills: Fire Making" is part of a new series of educational workshops that allows visitors to experience some of the forgotten or lost skills of old times.

Everyone says fire is easy to build, but few have tried it using alternative methods. This workshop will educate visitors on the art of creating fire using such methods. The workshop will focus on several different building blocks of fire-building and will attempt to build "one-match" and leave-no-trace fires. 

Due to the nature of the skills to be demonstrated, the workshop is limited to no more than 10 participants, with the option for a waiting list and potentially other scheduled workshops. To register for this event, visit and search for activities at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Hwy 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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