Head over to Shaw Nature Reserve for an adventure and get hands-on with nature. Your family can learn about plants, animals and pick up some outdoor skills during this class. You'll hear a story, search for signs of summer during a scavenger hunt wagon ride and enjoy a cool treat.
For families with kids ages 3 to 10. Cost is $7 per child/adult pair for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve passholders. $9 per child/adult pair for the general public.
9:30 a.m. At Shaw Nature Reserve, at Highway 100, south of I44 at exit 253 in Gray Summit.
More information and to register: mobot.org
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