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More Than 500 Citizens Track Wide Array of Species at Shaw Nature Reserve BioBlitz

RudbeckiaParticipants in the Academy of Science - St. Louis BioBlitz at Shaw Nature Reserve this month documented a record-breaking 490 observations and 223 species of plants and animals. BioBlitz is an intensive two-day study bringing together leading scientists, environmental professionals, naturalists and citizen scientists of all ages to find and identify as many species as possible within a specific park or nature area.  It has been a signature event of the Academy since 2006 and the first time it has been held at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve – an area that is extremely rich in biodiversity.
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Get Your Green On at the Earthways Center's Green Ball!

The sixth annual Green Ball will roll out the green carpet in the Delmar Loop to welcome the green-minded movers and shakers of St. Louis for a night of fun philanthropy! Presented by Moonrise Hotel, Green Ball 2015 will be held from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. EarthWays is celebrating 15 years as a division of the Garden during the Ball this year.
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Cultivating Young Cooks at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden will host Cultivating Young Cooks in honor of the American Culinary Federation's National Childhood Nutrition Month. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free of charge. Several organizations will be on hand to share information on a wide range of topics from healthy home cooking to vermiculture, goat milking, applying for school gardens and grants and much more.
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Best of Missouri Market & More Returns to the Garden

Pumpkin fun in the patch! The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 24th annual Best of Missouri Market & More. The Best of Missouri Market & More will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can also enjoy “First Look Friday,” an early chance to shop the Market on Friday, October 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year, the Market continues to expand and will feature nearly 20 new food vendors and crafters from across the Midwest. Full story.


Online Games Use Crowdsourcing to Improve Access to Digital Text

The Missouri Botanical Garden and its partner organizations released two crowdsourcing games today in an effort to improve access to books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The games were created as part of “Purposeful Gaming and BHL” an Institute of Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded project established in 2013 at the Garden with partners from Harvard University, Cornell University and The New York Botanical Garden. Full story.


Green Homes Festival Spotlights Plant-based Green Living Ideas

The 14th annual Green Homes Festival returns on Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the first time, the event will be held at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park. The festival showcases affordable, practical options for sustainable living combined with positive ways to maintain the health of people and the planet. Admission for this family-friendly festival is free. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Reaches Milestone in Art of Life Project

The Missouri Botanical Garden has reached a major milestone in its Art of Life project – over 1 million biodiversity images have been uploaded to Flickr from the books and journals of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). In 2012, the Garden received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Art of Life project whose goal is to increase access to the natural history illustrations found within the BHL.

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Children’s Garden Celebrates End of Season With Fun for Families November 1-2

Enjoy one final fall adventure in the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden as we celebrate its seasonal closing. Join us for weekend full of fun activities to celebrate the changing of the seasons on Saturday November 1 and Sunday November 2. Get inspired to be adventurous in the great outdoors and learn more about plants and the nature in your neighborhood. Full story.


Best of Missouri Expands to Welcome Midwestern States

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 23rd anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market and will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. The BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET & MORE will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden October 3-5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Announces 2015 Lantern Festival

The Missouri Botanical Garden will play host to an international exhibition of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China when it debuts “Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined” in 2015. Following critical acclaim and rave reviews from visitors during the 2012 Festival, the Garden has commissioned new sets crafted from silk and steel to once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to see an event rarely staged outside of Asia. Lantern Festival will again be an outdoor, evening display running May 23 to August 23, 2015. Full story.

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