Lakeside Nature Center is open year round. Naturalists present
innovative programs covering a broad range of ecological topics.
The Center exhibits wildlife native to the area and our programs
are designed to encourage interest in nature and the
environment. Check out our listing here and call
(816) 513-8960 for additional
information and opportunities.
Teachers or team leaders work with Naturalists to
design a wildlife
program and outdoor hike for their students.
scavenger hunt to add to the fun of a visit to
Outdoor Learning Lab
is designed to complement and expand classroom studies about
the natural world. You, as the teacher or leader, choose
objectives that you would like to emphasize based upon
themes that we present to
customize the experience for your group.
Due to staffing shortages, outdoor school opportunities are
currently very limited.
Opportunities for Scouts include individualized
badge days, Webelo badges, Brownie Try-it and Girl Scouts
have said our
Homeschool Science Lab is awesome.
meet one day a week for five to six
weeks. Each class lasts about
2 hours. Lots of hands-on activities and habitat exploration
help support their home studies. Classes are designed for
first through fifth grade students. Call
(816) 513-8960 about our next scheduled
classes or to be added to our mailing list.
Mother Nature Reads each
Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., Friends of Lakeside Nature
Center volunteers read a nature based story, provide a fun
craft, and show one of our resident animals to the children.
No fee, donations are welcome.