(Joplin, MO) – This May, the Wildcat Glades Friends Group, along with other partners, will be hosting a hands-on preschool connections program, kids and adult yoga classes, a nature explorers event, and a virtual class for adults.
May 1 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Open to all ages
Pack a picnic and join us for an old-fashioned May Day celebration! Head down to the Wildcat Pavilion, enjoy your lunch, and get ready to race. Races will start at 1:30 pm, and while you wait your turn to run, you can make May Day paper baskets and flowers. This will be a fun-packed, outdoor activity so please wear proper shoes and bring bug spray.
The Busy Tree
May 5 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and May 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Ages 3 to 6 | Free event sponsored by Calvin Cassady
Do you know what happens inside and around a tree? Does it only have weekend visitors or maybe yearlong guests? We will read a wonderful book, take a walk to explore and observe trees at Wildcat Glades, and make a craft.
Yoga in Nature for Adults
May 8 | 8:30 am to 9:30 am | For ages 16+ | $10 to attend
Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class is designed to incorporate elements of nature, breathing, and yoga poses. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle. This is a great opportunity to help anyone who might be experiencing a little angst from being cooped up this winter. Please sign up by following the instructions on our Facebook page. This class will be held at the Wildcat Glades Education Cottage.
Yoga in Nature for Kids
May 8 | 11:15 am | For ages 2+ accompanied by an adult | Free class sponsored by Peaceful Yoga
Led by Amanda, a registered yoga teacher, this class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing, and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle. This is a great opportunity to help kids who might be experiencing a little angst from being cooped up these past few months. Please sign up by following the instructions on our Facebook page. This class will be held at the Wildcat Glades Education Cottage.
May 8th | 3:00 pm | Ages 7 to 12 | Free class
Hiking is a great way to get outside and explore the world around you. This class will feature discussions on how to prepare for a hike, as well as what to do on the trail. We will start at Wildcat Pavilion near Shoal Creek with a lesson, then hit the trail for a class on the go. We will complete the entire four-mile trail, which includes the bluff section so please remember this when bringing smaller siblings. Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing.
About The Wildcat Glades Friends Group:
The Wildcat Glades Friends Group is dedicated to protecting the area known as Wildcat Park and the surrounding chert glade environment, habitat, and wildlife by promoting awareness and sustainability, providing education and recreation space and programs, and sponsoring nature-based activities.
Robin Standridge, Executive Director
417-708-7713 or 417-629-3434, ext. 4540