Wildlife Programs

AGE GROUP: Adult, Youth

LOCATION: Lakeside Nature Center

Wildlife programs may be general in nature or focused to fit the needs of your group. Let a naturalist know what you are interested in to tailor a program.  Examples of programs might include:

General Wildlife Program: Take an up-close look at birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates.  Learn about the habitats and life history of several native species.

Birds of Prey: Meet different raptor species that are native to Missouri.

Radical Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians:  Explore the myths and mysteries of our native snakes, turtles, frogs and more.

Nocturnal Natives: Learn about the mysterious animals that come out at night.

Feathers, Fur, Scales and Slime:  Examine various animal coverings to learn differences among vertebrate groups. 

Bugs Among Us:  Discover the diversity of insects by studying their characteristics and life cycles.

Ages: 4 and up
Fee: 1-10=$50; 11-20=$100; 21-30=$150; 31-40=$200; 41-50=$250; >50=$300
Duration: One hour, by appointment
Location: Lakeside Nature Center or brought to your site. A mileage fee of $0.55 per mile round-trip is applied for travel outside KCMO school district.

Chaperone Ratios:
1:10 Upper Elementary and up
1:5 Middle Elementary
1:2/3 PreK – Lower Elementary and below plus groups with special needs