Educational Camps, Classes, & Workshops
We offer a variety of educational camps, classes, and workshops for children ages 2-12 at the zoo. We have Spring, Summer, & Fall programs available. We work with local park departments and fitness centers to provide these fun and educational camps, classes, and workshops for your children. These courses are beneficial for children as after-school activities and summer recreation as well as for children that are homeschooled or just want to learn more about animals! Note: We will not be offering any camps, classes, or workshops in 2018.
To view a schedule of our Educational Camps, Classes, & Workshops - click here!
Educational Information on our Animals
To learn more about the animals we have here at Lazy L Safari Park, please click on Animals in Park and you will find pictures of each animal. Then click on each picture and you will receive educational information about that species.
We offer educational guided tours as part of our Group Tours. A tour guide is offered free of charge to you, however, you must request a tour guide at the time of your group tour booking in order to insure availability of staff. For more information - click here for Group Tour Packages.
Educational Talks (School Field Trips only)
Our educational talks are offered as an addition to a school field trip. Our educational talk, given by zoo staff, is adapted to fit the students' age and grade. Educational Talks are presented free of charge, however, it must be requested at the time of your school field trip booking in order to insure availability of staff.
Safari Adventures Educational Presentation (at your location)
Discover the world of exotic animals through the educational presentation of animals and biofacts from the Lazy L Safari Park. Your students will learn about endangered species and other exotic wildlife. Animal presentations may include: tortoise, hedgehog, birds, reptiles, and other small animals. Biofacts may include: antlers, eggs (ostrich, emu, rhea), feathers, horns, quills, skulls and more! Safari Adventures is a fun and educational experience for both students and teachers.
A Safari Adventures Educational Presentation can be presented at your school location to individual classrooms or school assembly. Although there is a fee charged for this presentation, please contact us to find out how you can schedule a FREE Safari Adventures presentation at your school!
Note: Presentations vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour long. A Question & Answer session is available. Games & Prizes may be included for longer presentations.
Our educational programs are especially popular with schools, daycares, and scout troops. However, even professional and civic organizations can benefit from one of our educational presentations. Our programs are adapted to fit your type of group and audience.
Agricultural Education (compliments of American Farm Bureau Foundation)
The My American Farm project teaches agricultural literacy to consumers and the public through an interactive computer game. Players learn where food comes from and how those products get from the farm to their dinner plate. My American Farm is an online educational game that lets students learn about agriculture while having fun.
Take a journey and experience their interactive, online games which educate as they entertain. Built for educators, learners, and their families, the site offers free downloadable lessons and agricultural activities to explore.
Click here to go directly to the My American Farm website!
Agricultural Education (compliments of Missouri Farm Bureau)
Agriculture is an important part of everyday life. Clothing, food, fuel, housing, medicine, and much more are rooted in agriculture. Educators across the country are effectively integrating agriculture into the curriculum. Missouri Farm Bureau would like to help!
As an agritourism and working ranch operation, the owners of Lazy L Safari Park are long-time members of the Missouri Farm Bureau. The Missouri Farm Bureau Promotional & Education Department offers agricultural education programs for Grades K-12. Please click on the links below to find out more information:
AG IN THE CLASSROOM
This consists of Ag WebQuests, helpful resources, interactive links & educational activities. Agriculture has no subject matter boundaries and can become a part of social studies, language arts, science, math, environmental education, art, music, or in a combination of areas that effectively integrate key agricultural principles.
These are teacher developed on-line lessons that align with state learning standards and grade level expectations while enhancing agricultural literacy. WebQuests are available for Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8,and 8-12.
STUDENT / TEACHER RESOURCES
This is the source for ordering promotional & educational materials through Farm Bureau's Promotion & Education Program. On the P&E Catalog, you will find Educator Kits, Agricultural Magazines, Videos/Teacher Guides, Books, Posters, and several Miscellaneous items to choose from.
The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers mini-grants of up to $250 for use in classroom programs K-12. Teachers must submit an application and those selected can use the grant to enhance agricultural learning in their classroom.
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be return postmarked by May 31, 2017. Applications are available thru Farm Bureau- just click on the Mini-Grants link above OR if you would like Lazy L Safari Park to mail you an application, please contact us. Notification of winning applications will be made by July 1, 2017. One half the amount will be given upon approval and the remainder upon completion. Mini-grant winners will be required to submit a brief written summary at the conclusion of the program.