Programs & Events

Upcoming Programs

We offer a wide variety of events and programs for all ages. OUR MISSION: We Guide Learning. Live What We Teach. Nurture Respect For Nature and Thrive Outdoors.

 All programs are held at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, unless otherwise stated, and most require pre-registration.  You may pre-register by calling us at (417)782-6287, stopping by to do it in person, or by emailing your information to  We accept walk-ins, but due to limited capacity for most programs, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. Children under the age of 3 are free. As a courtesy, we request that cancellations be received by noon the day before the program. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you are emailing to register, please include the following information:

  • Name and ages of all participants
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Name of program you would like to register for
  • Date of program
  • Are you a member of the Audubon Center?

Program Prepayment and Cancellation Policy: Pre-payment may be done on-site by cash or check, or you may hold your reservation with a credit card. Cancellations will be accepted until noon the day before the program.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on most all of our programs for prgram preparation and logistical reasons, and to ensure we have accommodated many of our guest speakers who attend and train at our programs.

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  • Camp Wildcat Summer Day Camp

Tues., July 11th – Fri., July 14th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Age: 7-12 years

Registration Required! Cost: $100 per child per week members or 125 per child per week non-members

Do you have a young naturalist at home? Help cultivate that interest in nature by sending them to our outdoor summer camp! Led by qualified staff and volunteers, we will meet at the Center each morning before we go outdoors to explore various habitats. Each day we’ll learn about different groups of animals: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects and other invertebrates. Limited to 12 children. Children should be in good physical condition and able to hike in summer weather. We will provide a snack, or they may bring their own from home. For the convenience of working parents, we will provide supervision from 7:30 am.-12:30 pm. Partial scholarships available from Wild Birds Unlimited for children who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at school.

  •  Nature’s Artwork Summer Day Camp   

Tues., July 11th – Fri., July 14th 12:30- 3:30 p.m. Age: 8-14 years

Registration Required! Cost:  $125 per week (Payment by check or cash only to instructor Anne-MArie Gailey. Fee includes all art materials, a snack, and instructor’s fee.) 

Terrariums, botanical cards and more! Led by certified art teacher Anne-Marie Gailey, we meet at the Center each afternoon and use nature as our inspiration to create original pieces of art. Create your own unique mini-world of plants by making a beautiful, low maintenance garden of small plants, rocks and soil. Learn about plants, water and soil. Plan a theme and bring miniature figurines and other small items to decorate with. Next, we will illustrate botanical cards. Discover native plants and using color pencils and watercolor, compose different designs. Add a bird or insect! Repeat these for a set of cards! We will explore the plant illustrations of several botanical artists and of course the birds of Audubon, too. Students may bring a few very small, waterproof items to add to their terrariums, if they wish. Pre-Registration and payment to instructor due by July 7th. Fee includes most art materials, a snack, and instructor’s fee.


Special Events
Programs & Events

Special Events

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Trails at Wildcat Glades
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Trails at Wildcat Glades

See chert bluffs towering over 50 feet high or explore an Ozark woodland.

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Who We Are
About Us

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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