Future plans for the nature center in Joplin’s Wildcat Park are discussed in theNewsmakers program airing the first week of July on KGCS-TV.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is taking over operations of the center, after the national Audubon Society announced restructuring leading to no longer supporting operations.

Warren Rose, Outreach and Education Regional Supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, discusses the transition and future opportunities.

The interview will air at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1; Monday, July 2; Tuesday, July 3; and Thursday, July 5. KGCS programming may be seen over the air on channel 22, and is also available on regional cable television systems.

The program is also posted on the KGCS Missouri Southern YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNPBBuy1xBU

KGCS-TV is operated by the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern, providing students hands-on opportunities in television production.