August A. Busch Conservation Area Interpretive Programs

August A. Busch Conservation Area
2360 Highway D
St. Charles, MO 63304
Contact Marissa Ginger, 636-441-4554

Frogs, Dragonflies, and Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is an amazing process to see and study. Learn about frog and dragonfly life cycles and try to catch them in their aquatic habitats.

Creature Features

Discover unique characteristics that allow animals to thrive in their
environment. Examine animal artifacts to better understand the role they
play in the survival of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Who’s for Lunch

Grades 3—6
Owls, snakes, mice and seeds… they’re all connected and dependent on each other for survival. Remove one piece and the food chain falls apart. Students will study food chains and food webs, and even investigate real owl pellets.

Aquatic Studies

Grades 3—12
Discover the diverse life in a pond beyond fish. Students will visit an aquatic habitat to sample and identify critters they find. Learn about the complex food chains and how aquatic ecosystems depend on humans to remain clean and healthy. Includes a classroom session with aquatic wildlife.

Surviving the Wild

Grades 4—12
How well can you survive in the woods? Try your hand at creating a primitive shelter, making a fire, and other techniques to help you survive.

Arthropod Investigators

Grades 6—12
Develop an appreciation for invertebrates of Missouri! Students use the tools of a field scientist
and the classification system to compare and explore the five main classes of arthropods and their
important role in our environments.