Welcome to LREC!

The Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC) helps teachers engage their students in place-based education: using local ecology as a framework for studying a variety of subjects while interacting with the community.

Located in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area, this unique 34-acre study center encompasses a rich variety of habitats including bottomland forest, restored prairie, and an urban creek.

LREC is managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Volunteer Educator leads young learners through the prairie.

Volunteer Educator leads young learners through the prairie
Photo by LREC Staff


Litzsinger Road Ecology Center is not open to the general public. You must have an appointment to visit the site. Contact us.