2017 Educator Workshop: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Technology, Art, and Imagination Create Change

Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO


Seeking creative ways for your students to visualize, deeply understand, and effectively communicate environmental science concepts?

Looking for new ways to connect with peers across disciplines, from science and technology to communications and arts?

Wanting to transform your campus and community into your very own learning lab, design studio, and stewardship site?

Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Space is limited to 75 educators. CLICK "Find Out More" to register! Includes light breakfast and lunch each day.

This free, 3-day workshop is ideal for classroom teachers and informal educators who serve students from grades 4–12, representing multiple disciplines– science, communications, technology, and the arts. Teams of multi-disciplinary teachers from the same school and/or institution are encouraged. Artists, designers, research professionals, and other community partners are welcome!


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.

5:30 p.m.
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



3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO

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?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

Urban Vitality & Ecology: Nature as an Economic Developer

Monsanto Center 4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO


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.