About Us

Welcome to Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Welcome to Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center located in Joplin, Missouri. We encourage you to look around our website and get to know all we have to offer! 

Come and explore the rare Chert Glades, only found on 60 acres in the world. Wildcat Glades is home to almost half of that acreage and is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of this special habitat. 

The Audubon Center is a program of Audubon Missouri in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Joplin. It is a facility unlike any other in the Four State area. 

OUR MISSION: We Guide Learning. Live What We Teach. Nurture Respect For Nature and Thrive Outdoors.

Who We Are
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Who We Are

The Center opened in 2007 and since then we've been keeping with our mission of appreciating, conserving and understanding our natural world.

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Meet The Staff
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Meet the Staff

Meet our talented Staff who are dedicated to making Wildcat Glades a place everyone can enjoy and appreciate.

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Strategic Plan & Conservation Strategies
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Strategic Plan & Conservation Strategies

Our legacy is built on science, education, advocacy, and on-the-ground conservation.

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Community Partners
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Community Partners

Thank you to the following companies who support nature and the wonder and discovery it gives for all to enjoy!

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Ozark Gateway Audubon Chapter
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Ozark Gateway Audubon Chapter

Get involved locally through your area Audubon chapter.

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Contact Us
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Contact Us

Have questions? We have answers. Contact us below.

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Got a minute? Check out this awesome video about Wildcat Glades made by Joplin High School TV production students!