Scout Workshops at Shaw Nature Reserve

Girl Scout crossing streamScout Workshops are a great opportunity for scouts to sign up individually or with a small Scout group!

Workshops are listed in chronological order.

  • Pricing varies, please view the workshops below for the associated fee.
    • Chaperone ratio: 1 chaperone is required per each scout and is included in the fee listed.
    Scheduling and Registration:
    • Register online by using the link provided with each individual workshop description. Payment is due by credit card at the time of registration.
    • Scouts MUST pre-register.
    • New badge workshops are scheduled on an ongoing basis, so check back for new offerings often!
    • Siblings are not permitted, as these programs are designed for one on one interactions in order to provide the best possible experience for your scouts. Please make arrangements for them to enjoy the Garden or Reserve while your program is taking place, and meet up with them at the conclusion of the program.

    Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need further assistance, contact the Scout Programs Instructor at or (314) 577-9473 x 76357.

    Girls looking at plants Citizen Science Workshop during the City Nature Challenge
    For all scouts
    Friday, April 26, 2019, 6–8 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one chaperone per registered scout

    Become a citizen scientist! Learn how regular people can help scientists conduct research to make the world a better place. Scouts will explore Shaw Nature Reserve’s Brush Creek and collect data for citizen science project “Stream Selfie”. Scouts will also learn how to use iNaturalist to make observations and track biodiversity in our region during the worldwide City Nature Challenge competition! This program will be conducted in coordination with the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Girl Scout Journey. Scouts will receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch for participating. Please bring your mobile smart phone to take photos and collect data.


    GPS unit and cache Geocacher
    For scouts ages 10 and up
    Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m.–noon OR
    1–3 p.m.
    At Shaw Nature Reserve
    Fee per scout: $12/public; $10/member; price includes one chaperone per registered scout

    Held at the Shaw Nature Reserve, scouts will become modern-day treasure seekers as they explore the trails for caches! Scouts will learn how to use a GPS unit, make a trade item, and explore the Reserve for hidden caches. For Scouts ages 10 and up. Scouts will also receive a Shaw Nature Reserve patch. Registration closes April 19 at 5 p.m.

    Register for morning session
    Register for afternoon session