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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.

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


Get Moving Workshop: Energy in Nature

Sat Feb 15, 10am-12pm
Journey Connections: Junior Get Moving

3 Cheers for Animals Workshop

Sat Mar 07, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Daisy Petal Workshop

Sat Apr 04, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST

Wonders of Water Workshop; Creek Commotion

Sat May 02, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST



Outdoor Badges & Journeys
 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!

Cost Per Adult: Free, $5 donations encouraged and greatly appreciated
Cost Per Girl: $5, $65 minimum fee must be met

Registration Information: 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. Evening programs are typically from 6pm-8pm. However, scheduling is flexible. Call for more details.  

Questions? Email questions and event inquiries to or call the Nature Center at (816)781-8598 Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

Badge & Journey Connections: Any you choose!
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, Breath, Eco Trekker, Breathe Journey, and The Like a Citizen Scientist Journey;
Senior: Outdoor Art Expert, and Sky, and Sow What? Journey; Ambassador: Outdoor Art Master, and Water