Community Service Providers – Field “Trips”

Community Service Providers

Includes the following public service providers offering tours:
Hospitals
Post Offices
Police Stations
Fire Stations
Courts
Weather Service
Waste Management
Recycling

Hospitals

DePaul Health Center
12303 DePaul Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-513-4444
http://www.ssmhealth.com/pages/home.aspx
Offers three interactive programs for children through the St. Louis Community College: Junior Doctor- ages 8-12 will view & discuss x-rays, tour operating room wearing scrubs, and visit the Labor and Delivery patient; Advanced Junior Doctor- ages 13-16 provides hands-on medical and surgical demonstrations with real surgical equipment. Junior Nurse- ages 8-12 teaches basic nursing assessments, including taking temperatures and blood pressure readings, and listening with a stethoscope. They also offer tours.

Logan Chiropractic College
1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017-5529
636 227-2100
http://www.logan.edu
Community educational outreach for high school students. Anatomy laboratory and Tour of the Body program. Tour of the Body is a Logan educational outreach program that focuses on the role of dissection of human cadavers in health care education .

St John’s Mercy Medical Center
615 S. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141
314-251-6000
http://www.mercy.net/
Tours of facility, laboratory tours, classes, seminars, workshops and community events.

SSM St. Clare Health Center
1015 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO 63026
636-496-2000
http://www.ssmhealth.com/stclare/Pages/Home.aspx
Tour of hospital, various departments include, x-ray, maternity, ER, and laboratory.

St. Luke’s Hospital
232 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-434-1500
http://www.stlukes-stl.com/dynstl1/calendar/event_sets.jsp
Tours, classes and community educational events through the Institute for Health.
Speakers Bureau – St. Luke’s provides health care professionals to speak to parents, civic and professional organizations, church groups and schools free of charge.

Post Offices

United States Postal Service
https://www.usps.com/
Contact your local post office. Some locations still provide tours such downtown St. Louis and Fenton.

Police

Ballwin Police Station
300 Park Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011
636-227-9636
http://www.ballwin.mo.us/index.php?PageID=134
Facility tour and community education programs.

Fire Protection

Monarch Fire Protection District
13725 Olive Street, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Phone: (314) 514-0900
http://www.monarchfpd.org/
Station 1 is at 15700 Baxter Road and Station 2 is at 18424 Wild Horse Creek Road offer student tours.

Metrowest Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 310, Wildwood, Missouri 63040
636-458-2100
http://www.metrowest-fire.org/
Student tours and traveling training trailer.

St. Louis Fire Museum
1421 N. Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63106
314-289-1933
Contains a collection of fire-related historic items and memorabilia.

First Due Fire Museum
5555 St Louis Mills Blvd # 302, Hazelwood, MO 63042
314-227-5911
http://www.firstduefiremuseum.com/index.html
The Museum promotes fire safety education and has interactive stations. It also displays many items of firefighting memorabilia and collectibles from the past to the present. Items include an 1820 hose cart, breathing apparatus, helmets, hose, toys, a 10′ aerial tip from a real 75′ ladder truck and much more.

Courts

Eagleton Federal Courthouse
1111 South 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
314-244-2727
http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/index.html
The nation’s largest federal court facility and the only one that houses three distinct federal courts, offers tours and houses the Judicial Learning Center, situated on the main floor, serves to promote public understanding about the importance of an independent judiciary and the rule of law in American society. It accommodates permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits, changing displays and interactive demonstrations about the role of federal courts and the operation of the justice system in the 8th Circuit. Visitors will learn about all three levels of federal courts.

The Old Courthouse
4th St., Market, Broadway, and Chestnut, St. Louis, MO 63102
800-537-7962 or 314-655-1700
http://www.nps.gov/jeff/planyourvisit/och.htm
The Old Courthouse, a prominent architectural landmark, was the site of the Dred Scott and Virginia Minor cases. It houses permanent exhibits and special events, offers tours, library and teacher resources such as workshops, traveling trunks, and video loan program.

Weather Service

NOAA’s National Weather Service
St. Louis, MO Weather Forecast Office
12 Missouri Research Park Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304-5685
636-441-8467
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/
Facility tours and educational programs.

Utilities

Missouri American Water Company
727 Craig Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
314-991-3404
http://www.amwater.com/moaw/About-Us/Community-Involvement/events.html
Community outreach educational programs to school groups.

Waste Management

Veolia Environmental Services
Oak Ridge Landfill
1741 Sulphur Springs Road, Ballwin, MO 63021
636.225.7220
http://www.veoliaes.com/content/veolia/en/locations/oak-ridge-landfill.html
Tour and talk on Valley Park landfill.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
2350 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103-2555
(314) 768-6260
http://www.stlmsd.com/
Facility tours and outreach speaker’s program.

Peerless Landfill
Sulfur Springs Road, Valley Park, MO 63088
Contact: George Behnen
636-225-7000
http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/facilities/peerless.htm
Tour and talk on Valley Park landfill.

Waste Management of Illinois, Inc
601 Madison Road, East St. Louis, IL 62201
618-274-9518
Tour and talk on landfill.

Weldon Springs Interpretive Center
7295 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO  63304
636-300-0012
New state of the art interpretive center offers history on the town of Weldon Springs,  the construction, operation and legacy of the nation’s largest explosive manufacturing plant, the subsequent uranium ore processing plant, and ultimate environment federal clean-up of the site.    They offer over a dozen different educational programs for school groups on topics such as:  prairie rehabilitation; subsurface aquifer studies; radiation in the environments; geology; water studies; toxic waste – improper and proper disposal; environmental clean-up; orienteering and much more.  The center will provide group tours of the clean-up site and a walk to the top of the disposal cell (which is the highest point in St. Charles County) and a talk on the clean-up program that was executed here.  They also have public meeting space available.

Recycling

EnviroPAK Corporation
4135 Galley Court, Earth City (St. Louis), MO. 63045
Contact: Bill Noble
314-739-1202
Email sales@enviropak.com
http://www.enviropak.com/
Manufacturer of custom molded packing and packaging materials from recycled newsprint. Manufacturing process includes pulping of recycling paper, molding and finishing of their product. They provide tours of the facility and speak on recycling and the manufacturing process.

Leftovers, Etc.
1759a Scherer Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303
Contact: Sandy O’Dell, Executive Director
636-946-9779
314-239-3545
www.leftoversetc.com
A community-based, arts and science resource and learning center that provides traditional and non-traditional educators with affordable household and industrial discards for use as educational learning tools. Art classes, workshops, camps, competitions, and scouting programs. Recycled objects available for sale at $4.00 a grocery bag, many odds and ends available for arts and craft or building projects.

Recycle City
131 Ecology Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
636-477-6600 Ext. 463
http://www.stpetersmo.net/?SectionID=26&submit1=Submit+Selection&javascript=34
Recycling transfer and recovery center. Trucks are brought in, material separated and transported out to recycling facility. Tours and educational programs are available.

St. Louis Composting, Inc.
520 S. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122
636-861-5925
http://stlcompost.com/
Yard waste composting facility. Offers facility/site tours with talk on all aspects of composting, from the natural organic process to the equipment used.

The St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc.
Chesterfield Mall
636-227-7095
e-mail sltrc@global.net
http://www.sltrc.com
The St. Louis Teachers’ Recycle Center, Inc. gathers creative materials from local business and industry that are landfill-bound and makes them available to teachers, parents and youth groups. They offer a number of both student and teacher workshops focused on the arts utilizing recycled products. They have a computer recycling program and play kits available as well. This is open to the public.

St. Peters Recycle Center
131 Ecology Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 477-6600, Ext. 463
http://www.stpetersmo.net/?DEPT=26
Facility Tour.

Distance Trips/Field Trips and Homeschool Vacations

Adventure Safaris
http://www.tccsa.tc/adventure/dig.html
Offers archeological digs for homeschool Christian families through Twin Cities Creation Science Association.  Digs are in California and South Dakota.

Creation Museum
Creation Museum in Herdon, Kentucky
The Creation Museum presents a “walk through history.” Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life. For more information go to: http://www.creationmuseum.org/

Educational Homeschool Cruises
Homeschooling on the Seas
Offers educational cruises for homeschool families. Offered through Royal Caribbean’s cruises. http://www.alumnicruises.org/hots.htm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home
3068 Highway A, Mansfield MO 65704
417-924-3626
http://lauraingallswilderhome.com/
Tour the home of Laura Ingall’s author of the Little House Book Series.

Orion Center
Creationist Science Center In Camdenton Near Lake of the Ozarks
This small scale science museum represents the creationist/ intelligent design point of view. Although small, they have interactive exhibits to rival the St. Louis Science Center. There are rooms devoted to space, physical science, biology, dinosaurs and artifacts from Egypt, Israel and Babylon. Hands on activities include fossils and paper rockets making. Outside you can dig for fossils, pan for gold, “hunt” for dinosaurs with water balloons, and go on a nature walk. They also have a playset in the shape of Noah’s Ark for the little ones! Their website is www.orioncenter.org

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