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The Land of Gold and Cinnamon: Odyssey of the Amazon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Join us at this FUN and FREE event and discover the inspiring Children’s Eternal Rainforest. Enjoy light refreshments, hear from some of the world’s greatest biologists and help protect this special rainforest by placing a bid on some great silent auction items (including some fabulous vacations!).

The fascinating history of the legendary Amazon rainforest, its role among the rainforests of the Americas, the impact these habitats have on all of us, and the solutions presented by conservation initiatives like the inspiring Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica. With an Introduction by Dr. Peter H. Raven.


General Admission is FREE and includes food, drink and live “animal entertainment.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required. FREE and OPEN to ALL.
Details and registration at: http://friendsoftherainforest.org/wild/

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot. Dress is business casual.

Keynote speaker: Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Conservation biologist Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy is the creator of PBS’ Nature series, the winner of the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, and the originator of the innovative debt-for-nature-swap. Dr. Lovejoy will speak at the event on current conservation issues, his experiences in the Amazon and the role of rainforests throughout the Americas.

Introduction by:
Peter Raven, Ph.D.
Beloved father of conservation and biodiversity in St. Louis, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden Dr. Peter H. Raven has been designated by TIME Magazine as a “Hero of the Planet.” Well known for his ability to provide compelling and accessible information about the state of our world today, he is also a board member of Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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