Life can be so hectic! Slow down with your family and discover the wonders at Shaw Nature Reserve. The Nature Detectives Club is designed for families with children of all ages who like to get outside and hike, learn and explore together. Hands-on activities are geared to ages 6-8, but there is something for everyone. Nature topics vary from aquatic studies to letterboxing.
1 to 3 p.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve. Registration is required.
Admission is $7 per person for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden and $9 for the general public.
More information and to register: mobot.org
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