Throughout September, the Wildcat Glades Friends Group, along with other partners, will be hosting a hands-on preschool connections program, kids and adult yoga, nature journaling, and much more.
September 8 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm | All ages | Wildcat Glades Education Cottage
Come join Naturalist Maria in nature journaling! Like professional field notebooks that biologists, scientists, botanists, and birders use when out in the field or on an adventure, nature journaling takes the hobby of observation to a creative level. There will be a short, guided walk around the grounds to observe and take notes on what we see, then once we are done, we will head back to the Education Cottage and bust out the art supplies!
No artistic experience required, just use your imagination and observation skills. We will provide small sketchbooks and supplies for this program.
Yoga in Nature for Adults
September 10 | 8:30 to 9:30 am | For ages 16+ | $10 to attend | Wildcat Glades Education Cottage
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 relax and enjoy nature.
Yoga in Nature for Kids
September 10 | 10:30 am | For ages 2+ accompanied by an adult | $7 to attend
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 as they adjust to being back in the swing of the school year.
NEW! Yoga Classes on Monday
September 12 | Various Times | For various ages
- Chair Yoga – For ages 12 and up. This is a 30-minute yoga class that will begin at 2:30 pm and feature gentle chair yoga that is great if you are limited in mobility. It is also perfect for anyone new to yoga who wants to increase their flexibility and strength.
- Kids Yoga – For ages six and up. This 30- to 45-minute class will begin at 3:15 pm. We will focus on breathing, fun yoga poses, and games that have many benefits for kids. This can also be an opportunity to teach kids coping skills that they can use later in life.
- Adult Yoga – For ages 12 and up. This is a 50-minute class that will begin at 4:10. This class features beginners yoga and will teach participants basic breathing techniques and poses.
Natural History Day at the Nevada Bushwackers Museum
September 15 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm | All ages welcome
We will be teaching fourth graders about the natural history of Missouri. This will be at the Natural History Museum in Nevada, Missouri and is not open for public registration.
Nature Explorers: Trees
September 17 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | For ages six and up
Join us as we learn about threes! This will be a short program and activity for the children.
Preschool Program – Leaf Thief
September 21 @ 10:30 am | September 24 @ 1:00 pm | Wildcat Glades Education Cottage
We are going on a hunt for leaves — leaves of many colors. In our story, Squirrel has lost a leaf and we will search for it. We will read a story, make a craft, and go on a little hike to find the perfect fall leaf!
Fall Foraging Class
September 29 | 6:00 pm | For ages 12 and up
This class will be fore those who are beginning or aspiring foragers and would like more information about foraging in Missouri. We will discuss what is available to find in the fall and where to forage locally. There will be a foraged snack available.
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