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

2017 Shaw Series Schedule

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

A number of scholarships are available in 2017. Contact Rob Kennedy at for more information.

Mark your calendars for the following Shaw Series programs:

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 2:30–6:30 p.m.
    Forest Park Stormwater Salon – 3.5 CEUs
    Registration: $50
    Join us at Forest Park! We will be exploring various stormwater installations around the park grounds, including:
    • the recently renovated Festival and Parking Plaza
    • bioretention areas in the south east corner of the park around Jefferson Lake
    • newly installed erosion control measures and stormwater inlets throughout Kennedy Forest and Government Drive
    Transportation will be available to shuttle the group around to see the various sites. The event will convene with a panel discussion about the areas visited and other relevant stormwater management topics in Forest Park.

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, August 29 & 30. 2017; 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, October 25, 2017; 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Chesterfield Stormwater Bus Tour – 4 CEUs
    Registration: $70—includes lunch
    Register by Friday, October 20
    This tour will feature stops at various company campuses and developments in the Chesterfield area. Panel discussion will follow at the Chesterfield City Hall.

Previous Years


Is your company interested in becoming a Shaw Series sponsor? Sponsorship levels start at $500. Contact for more information.

2016 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor
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Sassafras Sponsor
Missouri Department of Conservation logo

Shooting Star Sponsors

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Columbine Sponsors
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