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3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 8:30 AM, repeating until Friday, July 22, 2016

Days One (July 20) and Three (July 22) @ Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 + Google Map and Day Two (July 21) @ Missouri Botanical Garden Main Campus, 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 + Google Map

How real-world climate science investigations and community-based action projects can improve quality of life for all.


  • Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
  • Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
  • Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

FREE Educator Workshop | Grades 4-12.  Registration required. Deadline extended through Monday, July 18.  Space is limited to 80 educators and there are just a few spots left! Informal educators from local institutions and organizations, and community partner representatives welcome.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided all three days. Some activities planned will involve walking outdoors. Please plan to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

You may also call Sheila Voss at 314.577.0284 or email teachertraining@mobot.org

WHO: Educators from across the greater St. Louis region working with students in grades 4-12, district administrators and curriculum specialists, educators from local informal learning institutions, research professionals, and other community partners.

WHY: To broaden and deepen understanding of climate science through local, real-world investigations and community stewardship projects. Building on recent work associated with the St. Louis Ozone Garden Network, this workshop will enable participants to more confidently navigate and explore the complex and often overwhelming topic of climate change in ways that relate to timely, quality-of-life issues:

· Human health and wellness
· Native wildlife and biodiversity
· Urban heat island effect
· Resilience to weather extremes
· Environmental justice
· Walkability/livability/economic vibrancy of neighborhoods and communities

WHAT: Co-convened by Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis University, and The Academy of Science St. Louis, with funding from the U.S. EPA, this 3-day workshop features:

· Local professionals sharing perspectives on how climate change affects their work and life
· Replicable investigations that apply and hone STEM skills and critical thinking
· Professional networking and planning time
· Action project guidance, support, and resources
· Light meals provided


Completion of this 3-day workshop equates to 1.8 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.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Event Category:


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