The Shaw Series

Shaw Series logoThe Shaw Series hosts informal events that bring people together to share experience and insight around 21st century issues such as community landscape planning and storm water management. Themes vary from municipal planning to public perceptions of native landscapes, developing successful landscape specifications, maintenance plans and more. All events require advanced registration. The Shaw Series is coordinated by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center and Shaw Nature Reserve staff.

Registration for these seminars and tours will occur on this page the month before the event. Continuing Education Units are pre-approved through LACES – ASLA.

For more information about the Shaw Series call Rob Kennedy at (314) 577-0202 or email

2018 Shaw Series Schedule

This year we will be hosting one Salon, one Bus Tour and one 2-Day Stormwater Solutions Training.

Mark your calendars for the following Shaw Series programs:

  • Thursday & Friday, July 19 & 20. 2018; 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training at Alberici – 10 CEUs
    Registration: $115 for two days/$70 for one day
    This two-day workshop will highlight several case studies that integrate multiple perspectives on complex projects. Attendants will hear from the design, installation, maintenance and ownership teams. Registration is available for one or both days.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 3:30–6:30 p.m.
    Shaw Park Salon – 2 CEUs
    Registration: $35
    Join us for a tour and discussion at the newly renovated northeast end of Shaw Park!

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018;
    Location, Time, and CEUs TBD.
Previous Years



  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Stormwater Best Management Practices Tour
    including stops at Brightside St. Louis, South Grand and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2.5 CEUs.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Greener Solutions to Municipal Landscape Design
    including a Tour of Kirkwood Park and Walker Lake followed by a Panel Discussion on developing greener stormwater projects! 2.5 CEUs.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Nature-Rich Stormwater Management: Innovation & Inspiration
    in conjunction with the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance at MICDs featuring Landscape Architect Fred Rozumolski.  2.5 CEUs.

  • Wednesday & Thursday, October 28 & 29, 2015
    Greener Stormwater Solutions Training
    at Alberici including help on navigating updated MSD permitting requirements. 10.5 CEUs.

Presentations & Resources

October 28 & 29, 2015
Greener Stormwater Solutions Training

Training Resources


Is your company interested in becoming a Shaw Series sponsor? Sponsorship levels start at $650. Contact for more information.

2017 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor
Alberici logo 
Sassafras Sponsor
Missouri Department of Conservation logo

Shooting Star Sponsors

Columbine Sponsors

2018 Columbine level sponsors