Closings and service reductaions due to Federal Budget Cuts announced.
The public will experience reduced hours and services provided by Ozark National Scenic Riverways due to the budget cuts that became effective March 1, 2013. Please check back often for further details or changes. List of closed facilities, click "MORE." More »
Parks as Classrooms
Getting kids out into the "real thing" is important. If your class is studying Missouri History, what could be better than a hands on visit to the Alley Mill or Storey's Creek School? If you are studying Geology, is there a better way to get immersed in rocks than to visit the Round Spring Cave? The park is a great place for kids to learn. Bring your classroom outside into the "real thing!"
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"We Deliver!" If you don't have the time or budget for a field trip, we can come to you! We offer a variety of classroom activities on a number of natural and cultural topics. There is no charge for this service and we are glad to come back again and again! Please let us know your needs. Call Bill O'Donnell at 573-323-8093. Click above for a menu of current offerings. We are open to new ideas too
Getting into some owl pellets!Learn More
If you are studying caves or groundwater, our teachers' guide "More Thank Skin Deep" is the thing for you! It has many classroom activities and experiments for you to enjoy with your students. The online version features links to great sites from a number of other agencies as well as the National Park Service. Free print editions are available while supplies last by calling 573-323-4236, ext 0.