Homeschool Health Fair to be held April 20 in Springfield

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University’s Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting the 11th annual Homeschool Health and Science Exploration Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the College in Springfield.

Pre-registration is not required for this free event for homeschooled students in southwest Missouri. Highlights of the fair will include:

  • Various health screenings and services, including height, weight, body-mass index and blood pressure measurements; hearing and vision testing; dental screenings; and scoliosis screenings, recommended for grades 4-9 (It is recommended for girls to wear a sports bra or bathing suit under their top for the scoliosis screening.);
  • Interactive experiences hosted by SBU biology faculty and staff for all age groups in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology and chemistry;
  • Education on such topics as asthma; hand washing and illness prevention; diabetes and obesity; nutrition and healthy eating; sports and physical activity; and kids’ safety;
  • Demonstration of X-ray simulation.

The fair will be at the Fremont building at 4431 S. Fremont Ave. in Springfield. Entrance to the fair is located at the back of the building. For more information, contact Cindy Reed at (417) 893-7136 or

*Published: 4-10-18