Learn & Discover at Shaw Nature Reserve
School Programs

Students learning about turtles
Our school programs encourage students to interact with the natural environment that they are studying!

School Programs
Dana Brown Overnight Center
Adult Programs

Adults enjoying an evening bike ride at SNR
Our adult education programs encourage a lifetime of learning and enjoying the outdoors!

Adult Programs
Kids & Families

A group netting in Brush Creek
All year round we offer a wide selection of activities for families to enjoy together!

Kids & Families

Summer Opportunities

Students surveying prairie flora
Summer programs offer exciting inquiry-based investigations outside the school setting!

Summer Opportunities

The Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats as well as public enjoyment of the natural world. We value and believe in…

  • the inquiring minds of children and their innate desire to learn.
  • natural history learning through hands-on field experiences.
  • providing experiences that foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the Earth.
  • education to promote lifelong behaviors which protect the natural environment.
  • teaching stewardship and sustainability by example.

We offer a wide range of educational opportunities designed to connect people of all ages to the natural world. Whether it is a school program, an adult or family program, or an overnight experience at the Dana Brown Overnight Center there is something for everyone.

 

Teen Programs

Teen Network
Five programs to choose from and many places to learn!
Learn more

 

For the Whole Family

Tales and Trails logo
This summer, join a family reading program that connects nature-inspired books with the great outdoors!
Download a reading list and log

 

Youth Photography Contest

Butterfly on coneflower

June 1–October 15
Take a picture at Shaw Nature Reserve and enter it into our contest. You could win a prize!
Download contest rules
Download entry form