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Wild Ideas Worth Sharing

Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 4:30 PM-7:00 PM

A BiodiverseCity St. Louis Special Partnership Event

This event is FULL as of Monday, November 11, 2013. We are accepting WAIT LIST registrants below.

Wine – Cheese – Insights – Inspiration

The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series inaugural event is a night to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Three local experts will share insight about what’s growing and thriving in St. Louis, and challenge us all to wildly rethink urban and suburban life.

Dr. George Yatskievych
Botanist & Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden

Plants of St. Louis: A Historical Perspective
Not so long ago, the very streets and neighborhoods we live in were prairies, marshes, forests, thickets and open woodlands. As we’ve urbanized our world, local flora and fauna has undergone profound change. Much of the botanical research in the region has been historically focused, documenting plant species that once thrived here. But how many of those species still grow here today?

Dr. Kyra Krakos
Associate Professor of Biology, Maryville University

Plants, Pollinators & People: A Love Story
Over 80% of all flowering plants require a pollinator. This important ecosystem service directly impacts our agriculture, economy, and ecosystem health. Due to habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species, these plant-pollinator interactions are threatened. New research centered here in the greater St. Louis region is helping us to understand the impacts of our changing world on plant-pollinator interactions. A deeper understanding of plant-pollinator dynamics is necessary for successful conservation and management efforts.

Adrián Cerezo
Conservation Associate, Saint Louis Zoo

Why Urban Biodiversity Matters
For twenty years, Adrián Cerezo has explored environmental education and conservation from multiple perspectives. Adrián’s work is guided by one question: can humans learn to live more sustainably? Now based in St. Louis, Adrián is collaborating with local researchers to dig deeper into the connection between humans and biodiversity.

Registration required. Register by Monday, November 11. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
4:30 PM-7:00 PM
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