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Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Center

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary aims to provide engaging hands on environmental and natural science education for all ages; the fostering of biodiversity of native plants and animals through the management of natural resources; an understanding that all of Earth’s inhabitants are part of interdependent and connected ecosystems; and opportunities for quiet reflection and reconnection with the natural world.

Covid precautions: programs are still currently all outdoors. We have a covered shelter as well as additional uncovered picnic tables available as programming spaces. Groups are to remain socially distanced during the program. All table surfaces and provided equipment (e.g. nets, binoculars, fishing poles) are disinfected with bleach before and after each program.  For the safety of staff and fellow attendees, mask use is highly encouraged. Indoor restrooms are available to attendees provided a mask is worn upon entering the facility. 

Address: 407 N. La Frenz Rd. Liberty, MO 64119

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Email or call the Nature Center at (816)781-8598 Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm to register. Programs can be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday, during the day and in the evenings. However, scheduling is flexible. Call for more details.  



Opportunities listed below with an asterisk (*) can be offered virtually.



Outdoor Badges & Journey Workshops*
 All Levels

Journey, badge, or a one of a kind program that is special and unique, we will happily schedule a program that meets your troop’s needs! Most programs come with live hands-on animal experiences and will fulfill the entire badge requirements.  

Cost Per Girl: $5, $65 minimum fee must be met

Cost Per Adult: Free, $5 donations encouraged and greatly appreciated

Badge & Journey Connections: 
Daisy: Space Science Explorer, Daisy Petals, Outdoor Art Maker, Eco Learner, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Journey, Between Earth and Sky Journey, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
Brownie: Space Science Adventurer, Outdoor Art Creator, Bugs, Outdoor Adventurer, Hiker, Eco Friend, WOW! Wonders of Water Journey, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
Junior: Animal Habitats, Space Science Investigator, Gardener, Outdoor Art Explorer, Flowers, and Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
Cadette: Outdoor Art Apprentice, Trees, Eco Trekker, Breathe Journey,  Like a Citizen Scientist Journey
Senior: Outdoor Art Expert, Sky, and Sow What? Journey

Ambassador: Outdoor Art Master, Water, Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey