Field Experiences

Field trips at Wonders of Wildlife are a great way to get your students out of the classroom and face to face with a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. All of our animal programs meet Missouri grade level expectations and can be upgraded to include 30 minutes of hands-on activity stations. We also offer in depth lab programs for advanced students ready to dissect a variety of specimens.



Conservation EdVenture

  • 3 - 4 live animals
  • 1 hour for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 30 minutes for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • Touchable artifacts
  • $3 per student



Conservation Extravaganza

  • 3 - 4 live animals
  • 1.5 hours for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 1 hour for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • Touchable artifacts
  • 3 (10 minute) activity stations for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 2 (10 minute) activity stations for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • $5 per student


Choose a topic...

Pre- K - Kindergarten

On the Move: Children will discover the different ways that animals get around and even have a chance to move just like them!

Forest Friends: Let’s hike through the Ozark’s dominant habitat and find out what parts of the forest are alive and what parts are not.

Animal Introductions: Learn what makes reptiles, birds, and mammals unique.

1st - 2nd Grade

Paws and Claws: Discover the different ways animals use their feet.

Growing Pains: Join us for an adventure into the world of metamorphosis as we discuss animal life cycles.

Animal Appetites: Explore the fundamentals of the food chain as we have an up-close encounter with live predators and prey.

3rd - 4th Grade

Nature’s Niches: Uncover dynamic relationships found in North America’s diverse ecosystems.

Stayin’ Alive: Investigate why animals look and behave the way they do as we discuss some amazing animal adaptations.



5th - 6th Grade

The Resource Connection: Explore the valuable resources found in Ozarks’ forests, caves, and waterways.

Vertebrates Have Class: Examine the process of scientific classification, from its history to its importance in organizing the world’s vertebrate species.

1st - 6th Grade

Discovering Nature with Lewis & Clark: Learn about the many contributions Lewis and Clark made to the biological world

Wild Nights: Find out who comes out when the sun goes down as we learn about nocturnal animals and their special sensory adaptations.

Show Me Wildlife: Take a trip through Missouri’s diverse habitats and discover some of the wildlife that lives in the Show Me State.

The Slimy and the Scaly: Learn about the unique characteristics and life cycles of amphibians and reptiles and how to distinguish between them.

Wonders in the Sky: Let’s travel into the wild blue yonder and meet the different kinds of animals that fly!

7th - 12th Grade

The Human Factor: Learn how humans have impacted wild animal populations in both negative and positive ways.

Lab Programs

Lab programs will provide a challenging arena in which middle and high school students are engaged in more advanced topics. During this program students will perform an in-depth dissection of one of the specimens listed below.

  • 3-4 live animals
  • Touchable artifacts
  • 5th grade through High school
  • 1.5 hour program
  • Dissect: frog, rat, squid, owl pellet, or sea star
  • $10 per student + specimen

Conservation Cases

Conservation Cases contain lessons for Pre-K through 5th grade students. These educational resources include valuable information from partnering organizations such as Missouri Department of Conservation, the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society and the Southwest Herpetological Society. They are available to check out for a maximum of 2 weeks for a low rate of $5, and include the following topics:

  • Birds
  • Reptiles & Amphibians

To schedule a Field Trip contact us at:

Phone: 417-225-1162
600 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

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