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Wild Ideas Worth Sharing

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 […]

Urban Vitality & Ecology: Nature as an Economic Developer

Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT LIST ONLY REGISTRATION as of Thursday, November 6, 5PM.

The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Local 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 wine/cheese and networking starts at 5 p.m. Program starts at 5:30 p.m.

Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and the 100+ network organizations it represents, the Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series returns this November with a spotlight on three major St. Louis plans to invigorate intensely urban districts.

So what's new about this idea? These designs leverage nature's brilliance to boost the conventional value of buildings, roadways, and our human use and enjoyment of civic investments. Biodiversity is the strong, unifying theme connecting an arts district, a much publicized new professional/commercial development, and the traveling space between them.

Free

Wild Ideas Worth Sharing: Global Voices

Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

A BiodiverseCity St. Louis Special Partnership Event
Convened since 2013 by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and the network of 100+ organizations it represents, Wild Ideas Worth Sharing returns with global perspectives on ways that cities, communities, and entire cultures can enable a greater diversity of life to survive and thrive.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration required.

Free

Saving Orchids: Botany to the Rescue

Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration required. Register by Friday, March 11.

Registration & networking:
5:30 to 6 p.m.
Formal program: 6 to 7 p.m. Reception: 7 to 8 p.m.
Wine, beer, and light appetizers.

Orchid Show open.

As part of the Wild Ideas Worth Sharing series, Dr. Tariq Stévart of the Missouri Botanical Garden's global research team presents his work with orchid conservation and unique advancements in shadehouse propagation. He is joined by Babs Wagner of the Garden's horticulture staff to share information about the Garden's orchid collection and provide tips for home orchid growing.

Free

The Dirt on Soil: Life Underground

Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS) 101 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration Required. Registration deadline is Friday, May 6. Register at deercreekalliance.org!

A Wild Ideas Worth Sharing lecture and book signing.

PROGRAM
6:00 p.m. Check-in and Networking
7:00 p.m. Program
8:30 p.m. Refreshments and Book Signing

Jeff Lowenfels and James Sotillo come together in St. Louis from opposite ends of the country with a focus on biodiversity on levels too long beneath our notice.

Free

Prairie Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes

Alberici 8800 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO

— 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 "Find Out More" to register by Monday, October 17.

PROGRAM
5:30 p.m.
Check-in/networking
6:15 p.m.
Formal presentation

Free wine and light appetizers

Join us for a discussion on efforts underway to increase biodiversity and stewardship of natural resources within Midwestern building, agricultural, and native landscapes!

From the irreplaceable complexities of native prairie ecosystems, to benefits offered by prairie plantings in designed landscapes, to new innovations aimed at creating ecologically sound and resilient agricultural practices, our speakers share their wealth of knowledge.

Free

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

Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event

Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Click “Find Out More” to register by Monday, May 22.

PROGRAM
5:30 p.m.
Check-in/networking
6:15 p.m.
Formal presentations

Free wine and light appetizers

Featured Speakers:

Carlotta Lewis | Missouri State Parks
Urban Connections: Your Adventure Starts Here

Nick Speed | EarthDance Organic Farms
Cultivating Environmental & Food Justice

Joel Walker | International Institute Global Farms
Reconnecting Refugees to Farming Traditions in the Urban Environment

Romanda Walker | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Diversity & Inclusion in the Great Outdoors

Free

A Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Public Seminar: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Art, and Imagination Create Change

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event

Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Register by Monday, July 24. Click “Find Out More” to register.

PROGRAM
6:00 p.m. Check-in and Networking
6:45 p.m. Formal Presentations

Free wine, beer, and light appetizers

Featured Speakers:

Leighton Reid, Ph.D. Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden
Visualizing Rainforests in Tropical Cow Pastures

David George Haskell, Ph.D., author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees
The Songs of Trees

Free

BiomeSTL Biodiversity of Metropolitan St. Louis: A Regional Biodiversity Vision, Atlas, and Action Plan

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL, but Registration is Required by Wed, Oct 31. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. CLICK HERE to REGISTER.

Learn more about this timely regional initiative, the data and science shaping it, the people and organizations involved, and the important role everyday citizens will play in its activation. Enjoy live music from Augusta Bottoms Consort and stay for a post-event reception with free appetizers, cash bar, and native tree attendance prizes, compliments of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri.

Free

Easy as One, Two, Tree: Calculating Tree Benefits

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

A Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Speaker Series Event

FREE and OPEN to ALL, but Registration is Required by Mon, Feb 11. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. CLICK Find Out More to Register!

Examine the diverse ways community trees can increase economic, environmental, and social benefits.
Calculate the value of trees on a project.
Incorporate tree benefits into project promotion and community engagement.

PROGRAM
5:30 p.m. Check-in and Networking
6:15 p.m. Formal Presentation

Featured Speakers:
Meridith Perkins, Senior Urban Forestry Consultant, Davey Resource Group
Tom Ebeling, Community Forester, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Free

Invasive Species Solutions: When Science, Policy, and Stewardship Converge

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO

A Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Speaker Series Event

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration is Required. Register by Thursday, November 7. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. CLICK Find Out More to Register.

PROGRAM
6:00 p.m. Check-in and Networking | Hors d’oeuvres/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Formal Presentations

Invited field experts share the science of invasion biology, the urgent need to manage existing and emerging invasive species, the role citizens can play in changing policy to preserve biodiversity, and how sustained stewardship can restore and heal landscapes and whole communities.

Free