“The Lakeside Laboratory shall afford to all interested, for once at least a chance to see the real world, nature alive, accomplishing her miracles in their own silent splendor, often needing not, for the student’s appreciation, the voice of interpreter or teacher …” Thomas H. Macbride, 1909, Founder, The Iowa Lakeside Lab


The Magic of Lakeside

The magic of Lakeside is a blending of qualified and excited learners, qualified and dedicated faculty, the West Okoboji site and the opportunity for an immersion experience with a small number of like-minded students.

Lakeside has maintained the immersion experience for over a 100 years.

In order to continue we need your help. Popular classes fill early and unfortunately we are, at times, forced to cancel some classes. We hope you'll consider Lakeside Lab for the 2018 summer session.