Good Deeds in the Great Outdoors

Good Deeds in the Great Outdoors

Endlessly offering gifts for the mind, body and spirit, the great outdoors lives up to its name. It’s no wonder so many of us are passionate about spending time there. And a rare few have found a way to build purpose into that passion. Here are six local leaders who...
Go Ape: Living Adventurously

Go Ape: Living Adventurously

Today, more so than ever, we’re struggling not only to find ways to spend quality time together but to do so independent of electronics. Countless research studies and articles have warned us of the negative effects of technology. But, it’s simply not realistic to...
Interview: Endurance Athlete Sunny Gilbert

Interview: Endurance Athlete Sunny Gilbert

Sunny Gilbert has been a lot of things over the years: University of Missouri track and field and cross-country star, professional triathlete, podium-topping trail runner and mountain biker. Oh, and don’t forget PhD scientist. Her most recent accolades come from the...
Profile: Shaw Nature Reserve

Profile: Shaw Nature Reserve

For nearly 100 years, Shaw Nature Reserve has provided a naturally beautiful and bountiful getaway in Gray Summit, Missouri. It was established in 1925 as Shaw Arboretum when the Missouri Botanical Garden purchased five farms outside of smoggy St. Louis as a refuge...