Project Blue River Rescue

Saturday, April 1, 9 am - 1 pm

Project Blue River Rescue
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Help clean up the Blue River by picking up trash along the banks and adjacent roads.

Little Blue River Cleanup

Saturday, April 8, 9 am - 1 pm

Little Blue River Cleanup
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Help clean up the Little Blue River by picking up trash along the banks and adjacent roads.

Visit the Center
Visit the Center

Open Tuesday - Sunday, Free Admission

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Explore Native Missouri Mammals & More

Learn about common Missouri wildlife in our area.

Celebrate your Birthday with us!

Packages include a 2 ½-hour rental with a 30-minute live animal presentation by a Nature Center naturalist.

Mother Nature Reads

Next event is Saturday, April 1.

Bring your children for a fun morning to hear Mother Nature read a story and make a craft.

Fox Hollow Trail Work Days

Volunteer to maintain and improve the Fox Hollow trail system.

Next work day is Sunday, April 16th.

Native Garden Work Days

Help to maintain and improve the native gardens at the Nature Center.

Next work day is Saturday, April 15th.

Hike with a Naturalist

A guided hike on the Fox Hollow trail featuring topics on habitats and geology.

Next hike is Saturday, April 8th.

Is that a smile?

This River Cooter seems very happy after it was brought into Lakeside’s rehabilitation hospital.
Support our rehabilitation and release program today.

Photo © John Whiteman

Become a Friend of Lakeside Nature Center

Support the Nature Center with wildlife rehabilitation, events, educational programming, native garden and habitat creation/maintenance and
much more. 

Photo © Susie Harris