Parent-Child EdVentures

Wonders of Wildlife provides a variety of ways for your child to connect with the great outdoors. With our expert team of educators as their guide, your child will get to interact with live animals, conduct in-depth experiments, create masterpieces, and learn new skills in a safe and positive environment.

Through in-depth, hands-on learning, the Conservation EdVentures team aims to inspire students of all ages to take an active role in the conservation of our planet’s natural resources. It is our goal to provide students with a fun and safe environment to further their knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, fishing, hunting, survival and more. Conservation EdVentures promotes STREAM (science, technology, recreation, engineering, art and math) by building the next generation of scientist, conservationist and naturalist.

Please note:

  • This EdVenture is for 1 student accompanied by 1 adult.
  • Open to students ages 2 – 5.
  • Check in for these programs will be at the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Education Center located next door to the main entrance of Wonders of Wildlife. Participants should enter through the main doors of the Education Center, then turn left to enter the WOLF School.
  • This program is held in the Education Center and does not include entry into the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium.

  • Amazing Amphibians

    February 9th, 2019
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    $40 Non-Member/$36 Member

    Registration Deadline: January 26th, 2019

    Do you sometimes wish you could choose to live on land or in water like amphibians do? Are you interested in the amazing adaptations that make it possible for these amazing creatures to enjoy the best of both worlds? Join us and explore the unique traits of these incredible creatures by conducting a hands-on dissection.

  • Healthy Hunting Habits

    March 9th, 2019
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    $40 Non-Member/$36 Member

    Registration Deadline: March 2nd, 2019

    Why do we hunt? Is it for food, protection, or just for fun? What happens if one animal is hunted too much? Is there a problem if an animal is not hunted enough? In this program, we will explore the answers to all these questions using hands-on learning with fun educational games and activities that help us get acquainted with the wildlife in our area.

  • Complex Caves

    April 13th, 2019
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    $40 Non-Member/$36 Member

    Registration Deadline: April 6th, 2019

    Did you know that Missouri has over 6,000 caves? No wonder it is often called the Cave State! In this EdVenture we will explore the features and creatures of one of Missouri’s most well know habitats and even venture into the aquarium to see why WOW has one of the coolest caves.

  • All About Owls

    May 11th, 2019
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    $40 Non-Member/$36 Member

    Registration Deadline: April 27th, 2019

    Are you ready to get up close and personal with a live owl? Join us for this interactive EdVenture where you will learn all about owls and their unique adaptations that make them expert hunters. Participants will even get hands on experience dissecting an owl pellet.



Scholarships are available for the following types of programs at Wonders of Wildlife: EdVenture Programs, Homeschool EdVentures, Tiny Tot EdVentures, Parent-Child EdVentures, Overnight EdVentures, and WOW School. The Wonders of Wildlife Financial Scholarship is intended to allow under-resourced children to take part in Conservation EdVenture Programs. Each request will be reviewed and awarded based on need by the Director of Conservation Programs. Please be aware that 100% scholarships are not awarded and you will be asked on the application how much you can contribute to the cost of the program.

Please complete all parts of the request to be considered for the scholarship. After requests are reviewed, recipients will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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For Pre-k through Kindergarten Summer EdVenture Camps click here

For questions, contact the education department at:
Phone: 417-225-1162