Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

2017 Educator Workshop: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Technology, Art, and Imagination Create Change

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:30 AM-3:30 PM


FREE 3-Day Educator Workshop: Day One | Grades 4 – 12
July 24 – 26, 2017

Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States + Google Map

fiddlehead4ARE YOU…

Seeking creative ways for your students to visualize, deeply understand, and effectively communicate environmental science concepts?

Looking for new ways to connect with peers across disciplines, from science and technology to communications and arts?

Wanting to transform your campus and community into your very own learning lab, design studio, and stewardship site?

Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Space is limited to 75 educators. CLICK HERE to register! Includes light breakfast and lunch each day. Questions? Call Jennifer Hartley at 314.577.0819, or e-mail: teachertraining@mobot.org.


This free, 3-day workshop is ideal for classroom teachers and informal educators who serve students from grades 4–12, representing multiple disciplines– science, communications, technology, and the arts. Teams of multi-disciplinary teachers from the same school and/or institution are encouraged. Artists, designers, research professionals, and other community partners are welcome!


How can we become a more ecologically literate and empowered citizenry?

This ginormous, timely, worthy question is at the heart of this workshop. Designed to bring together practitioners from the sciences, arts, technology, communications, and other realms, this workshop embraces data-driven, multi-disciplinary, nature-inspired approaches to learning and meaning-making, with an eye on the living world and our role in it.


Co-convened by Missouri Botanical Garden, The Academy of Science – St. Louis, and the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network of
organizations, this 3-day experience features local and regional artists, scientists, writers, art/science collaborations, projects and organizations whose work reflects a brilliant intersection of art, science, technology, nature and the environment. Local and national professionals share perspectives on how they blend multiple disciplines to both understand and creatively convey ecological concepts, ideas, data, and facts. From mapping, modeling and media productions to eye-catching infographics and artistic interpretations of complex science concepts, we’ll explore a variety of data visualization tools and techniques used to engage, educate and inspire. Participants will have the opportunity to create and take home customized infographics and digital media productions using real-world data, create and curate a group exhibit and even make art out of invasive species.

DAY ONE AGENDA | Monday, July 24

Click here to see Day 2 Agenda and Venue.
Click here to see Day 3 Agenda and Venue.

Visualizing Biodiversity Day One Agenda-1

Completion of the workshop equates to 1.5 continuing education unit credits, calculated according to the National Task Force for Continuing Education guidelines; approval is at the discretion of participants’ employer and/or licensing board.

Questions? Email teachertraining@mobot.org or call (314) 577-0819.


The 2017 Educator Workshop, Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World, is a collaboration of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network of organizations.


AOS logo_vertical_2color          NEW-MOBG-Logos-grnRBiodiverseCitySTL_logo


Monday, July 24, 2017
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Event Categories:


Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
+ Google Map