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Missouri Botanical Garden News Releases

7/11/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Project Selects Designer for Purposeful Gaming Grant

The Missouri Botanical Garden and their partner organizations are pleased to announce a designer has been selected for the project “Purposeful Gaming and the BHL” which will serve to improve access to texts in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) through online gaming. Dartmouth College’s Tiltfactor was selected as designer. The Garden is working with Harvard University, Cornell University and The New York Botanical Garden on the project.

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5/7/2014

William L. Brown Center Announces Award for Excellence in Genetic Resource Conservation

The William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden selected Dr. Cary Fowler for the Center’s 7th William L. Brown Award for Excellence in Genetic Resource Conservation. Dr. Fowler has been committed to the conservation of plant resources throughout his career. Full story.


4/28/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium Collection Reaches 6.5 Million Specimens with New Genus

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium collection reached 6.5 million specimens with the addition of a new genus described by Garden curator Dr. Carmen Ulloa in collaboration with Dr. Fabián Michelangeli and Karla Sosa of The New York Botanical Garden. Their discovery, “Quipuanthus, a New Genus of Melastomataceae from the foothills of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru” was published today in the scientific journal “Systematic Botany.” Full story.


3/13/2014

Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden Opens for the Season March 29

Leave winter behind and spring into another season of activities at the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden. Families can explore the great outdoors and experience all the Children’s Garden has to offer: a waterfall, steamboat, cave, rope bridges, tree house and more! Opening weekend activities at the Children’s Garden are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 29 and 30 and are presented by Macy’s Foundation. Full story.


1/16/2014

Monsanto Hall Art Exhibition Line Up for 2014

Several area artists will display works of art in the Missouri Botanical Garden's Monsanto Hall throughout the year. Installation viewings are included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $8 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. Full story.


1/15/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces Nature Connects Exhibit for Summer 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce it will play host to a new exhibit Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® bricks this summer. Nature Connects features larger than life sculptures built with LEGO bricks. The 12 installations featuring 25 individual LEGO brick sculptures will be housed in the Climatron and Shoenberg Temperate House. The sculptures have a natural theme and include animals, plants and people.The exhibit opens to the public May 24 and runs through September 7.

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1/13/2014

Celebrate South American During the 2014 Orchid Show

Travel to South America during the 2014 Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The annual show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection. This year’s show is inspired by the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

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11/7/2013

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Senior Vice President of Science and Conservation

After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Dr. James Miller to the position of Senior Vice President, Science and Conservation. Dr. Miller previously worked at the Garden for more than 20 years before departing in 2007 to serve as Dean and Vice President for Science at The New York Botanical Garden. He begins his new role on December 30.

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11/4/2013

Garden Aims to Improve Access to Digital Texts Through Online Gaming

The Missouri Botanical Garden was recently awarded a $449,641 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to test new means of using crowd sourcing and gaming to support the enhancement of texts from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). Grant funding begins in December 2013 and ends in December 2015. The Garden will partner with Harvard University, Cornell University and the New York Botanical Garden on the project. Full story.


10/10/2013

Tickets on Sale for Garden Glow

Tickets are now on sale for Garden Glow 2013, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s first-ever winter light exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. The exhibit opens Nov. 23, 2013 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mobot.org/glow. For the first time in the Garden’s history, hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis, Tower Grove House and other iconic locations with unique color combinations.
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