Wildlife Programs

Educational Programming > Wildlife Programs

Nature Center Classroom/Event Space
Photo © Aaron Bono

On-site Program
Photo © “Elizabeth” Janie Taylor, Gladstone Elementary

Tall Grass Prairie Classroom
Photo © John Whiteman

Programs are offered at the Nature Center in our indoor classroom or outside at the Tall Grass Prairie classroom. We can also bring our programs to you.

Wildlife programs may be general in nature or focused to fit the needs of your group. Let a naturalist know what you are interested in to tailor a program.

Program lasts approximately one hour but can be shortened to accommodate needs.

For more information or to book your program fill out our Program Information Form or call (816) 513-8960.

Naturalist with “Storm,” Great Horn Owl
Photo © Aaron Bono

Tall Grass Prairie Program
Photo © John Whiteman

On-site Program
Photo © “Elizabeth” Janie Taylor, Gladstone Elementary

Examples of Programs

General Wildlife Program
Take an up-close look at birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates. Learn about the habitats and life history of several native species.

Birds of Prey
Meet different raptor species that are native to Missouri.

Radical Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians
Explore the myths and mysteries of our native snakes, turtles, frogs and more.

Nocturnal Natives
Learn about the mysterious animals that come out at night.

Feathers, Fur, Scales and Slime
Examine various animal coverings to learn differences among vertebrate groups.

Bugs Among Us
Discover the diversity of insects by studying their characteristics and life cycles.

Program Costs

Offsite programs that are outside of the KCMO school district will incur an additional $.55/mile fee. Programs are typically offered during our working hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Programs requested outside of working hours may incur an additional fee of $50/hour in staff overtime costs.

Costs are based on group numbers (does not include chaperones)

Number of AttendeesCost
1 – 10$50
11 – 20$100
21 – 30$150
31 – 40$200
41 – 50$250
over 50$300

Payment may be made in the form of cash, check, money order, electronic credit or debit. Payment does not need to be made prior to the program. All programs must be booked in advance, no deposit is required. In the event of cancellation, advanced 24 hour notice is appreciated.

Chaperone Ratios
1:10 Upper Elementary and up
1:5 Middle Elementary
1:2/3 PreK – Lower Elementary and below plus groups with special needs

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