Wildlife Warriors

When We Meet

The Wildlife Warriors meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. Additional adventures will be planned throughout the year on weekends to provide kids (and their families) opportunities to hike nature preserves, paddle the river, and observe wildlife outdoors.

Where We Meet

The Wildlife Warriors meet in room CL 230 of the Cooper Life Science Building on the Ball State campus. Club members can park in the restricted lot next to the Cooper Life Sciences building on Riverside Avenue. Please park and enter by the Charles C. Brown Planetarium


Do you like to explore outdoors? Are you curious about plants and animals?

Red-tail Land Conservancy and Ball State University are partnering together to offer a very special opportunity for kids who are passionate about the outdoors. The Wildlife Warriors is a year-long nature club for kids age 10-15. The club will explore wildlife and plants with experts in field biology.

Monthly topics will include an owl prowl, climate change, native turtles, survival in the outdoors, butterflies and dragonflies, nature photography, river ecology, and wildflowers of our forests.

We will talk about environmental issues and kids will take part in real conservation work to impact nature in their community. Our goal is to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. Kids should plan to attend “battle action” service days throughout the year where the club will work to improve habitat and provide education in the community.

The Wildlife Warriors has a limited size to keep the learning hands on. We still have a few spots left. Kids joining the club will be expected to commit to attending the entire year of programming. Beyond the learning opportunity, Wildlife Warriors is also a place where kids who love nature can find their friends with similar interests.

Annual club membership is $75 to cover program expenses. Fees must be paid before the first meeting in January.

Is environmental education and hands-on conservation work for youth important to you? Consider making a donation to keep these efforts moving forward!