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Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis: Increasing Multicultural Connections & Opportunities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110  + Google Map

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event

The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Local and regional practitioners share stories and insights from real-world projects happening in the region, and challenge us all to wildly rethink where we live, work, play, and prosper.

Free and Open to all. Registration Required. CLICK HERE to REGISTER! Registration deadline is Monday, May 22. Parking is free in Monsanto Center lots.

5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
Formal presentations

Free wine and light appetizers

Featured Speakers:

carlotta-lewis_200x250 Carlotta Lewis | Missouri State Parks
Urban Connections: Your Adventure Starts Here
Carlotta Lewis is a Park Operations and Planning Specialist in the St. Louis Area Outreach office of Missouri State Parks where she organizes and manages urban outreach programs offering recreational diversity for groups in the metropolitan area.


nick-speed_200x250Nick Speed | EarthDance Organic Farms
Cultivating Environmental & Food Justice
Through his AmeriCorps service, Nick discovered a passion for community engagement, especially with youth. Reflecting on that experience, he will share how environmental stewardship and food access can empower the next generation.


joel-walker_200x250Joel Walker | International Institute Global Farms
Reconnecting Refugees to Farming Traditions in the Urban Environment
Joel Walker holds a B.S. in Ecological Horticulture. With more than 35 years in the field, his experience includes service with the Peace Corps in Tanzania, where he worked training local farmers in agriculture, agroforestry, and HIV/Aids awareness.


romanda-walker_200x250Romanda Walker | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Diversity & Inclusion in the Great Outdoors
Romanda L. Walker was named the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian Journalist of the Year. She is also the creator of the video “Rolling into Riverlands,” where she highlighted how public lands can be accessible to everyone. Mrs. Walker serves as a mentor and tutor to high school and college students with and without disabilities. She travels the state and country educating many about disability awareness.


Convened by The Academy of Science of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and Missouri State Parks:

Missouri State Parks

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
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Monsanto Center
4500 Shaw Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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