School Programs
Sod house and tipisSpecial Event
Missouri Day
October 11 & 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Fee: $2 per student

Bring your students to Shaw Nature Reserve to celebrate Missouri Day! Visit themed stations that celebrate Missouri history and heritage. Examples include:

  • Atlatl
  • Rabbit Sticks
  • Sod House Detective
  • Native American Tipi
  • Buffalo Skinner
  • Trading Post
  • Medicinal & Useable Plants
  • U.S. Calvary
  • Lewis and Clark

Limited space. To register, contact Karen at 636-451-3512 x 6008 or

Missouri Day is an observance in the U.S. State of Missouri, currently held on the third Wednesday in October. Created by State Resolution 9.040 in 1915, Missouri Day is set aside to "foster love for our state’s history and to teach rising generations of boys and girls the glories of Missouri."


  Kids doing water sampling from dock
Day Programs
All classes include hands-on learning and active discovery of nature and the great outdoors.Learn more
  Student looking through telescope
Stay in historic lodges and study the stars or see what creatures are active after the sun goes down.Learn more
  Boy walking in prairie
Self-guided Trail
Lead your very youngest learners on an exciting adventure!Learn more
  Youth Ecology Club participants
Youth Ecology Clubs
We offer youth ecology clubs for students grades 4–12.Learn more


Canopy Climb for School Groups

Girls climbing
Immerse your students in the world of trees and forests! Learn more

Learn at Our Other Sites

Check out school programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House!