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Our Mission. ​

To foster an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of nature within the Texas Panhandle and to encourage education in the natural sciences from a current and historical perspective.

Our Goals
  • To educate and inspire students, teachers and the public about the natural world through direct discovery and hands-on learning

  • To promote a sense of personal responsibility for the environment

  • To manage Wildcat Bluff's acreage as a living museum and outdoor classroom through ecologically appropriate land management

Our Space

Wildcat Bluff is 640 acres of wide open Texas Panhandle.  Formerly a section of the historic Frying Pan Ranch, we have 5 miles of trails, 5 acres of paved and accessible paths, a dig pit for learning about Panhandle prehistory, our Gilvin Science Education Building, a section of the historic Gregg-Marcy Santa Fe Trail and so much more.

Volunteers

Our volunteers range from 9 to nearly 90 and are a vital part of of the daily works of Wildcat Bluff.  From grounds to garden and school programs to accounting, our volunteers truly keep things going around here!

Education

The 2016-2017 school year saw over 2,500 students visiting Wildcat Bluff for hands-on activities and hikes.  Students from pre-k through high school visit us to learn more about the world they live in and Panhandle history.  University students look forward to naturalist-led hikes on topics from soil and air quality to the flora and fauna of the region.

Our Board

Our board is a dedicated group of folks committed to the future of Wildcat Bluff and to our mission.  Their energy and enthusiasm is present throughout the center and in the community we serve. Until I get a photo of the actual board, please enjoy this photo of the Greeting Committee.