ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Little Creek Nature Area is a 100-acre oasis of natural habitat. You can find it in north St. Louis County. The reason it exists is thanks to the foresight of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. It has also gotten some help from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The little creek nature area is on the north edge of I-270 and just to the west of West Florissant Avenue in Florissant. The Ferguson-Florissant District purchased the property in the late 1960’s to use for storing district vehicles.
Forward-thinking educators in the district recognized it`s potential and spearheaded its use for environmental education. It became used for that purpose in the 1970’s. Students in early education through 7th grade come out once or twice a year to gain hands-on experiences in nature. The area hosts semester-long field biology classes from all three of the district`s high schools. There are three miles of mostly forested trails, a pond, a creek, and a restored prairie, and outdoor classroom and learning facilities.