Wild Ideas Worth Sharing

Indian PaintbrushThe Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series, held in collaboration with the Academy of Science St. Louis, offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region and world. A diversity of people share stories and insights from real-world projects happening in the region and around the world, and challenge us to wildly rethink how we live, work and play.

Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and the 100+ organizations within its network, the Wild Ideas series returns in 2018 with a line-up of local and global perspectives on how cities, communities and entire cultures can live in ways that enable a greater diversity of life to survive and thrive:

November 1, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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A regional biodiversity vision, atlas, and action plan
What would it take for everyone everywhere, across sectors and scales, to put natural assets at the center of how we connect with, design, plan, and sustain our communities? Since 2012, the network of organizations and individuals that power BiodiverseCity St. Louis has worked to mainstream biodiversity into practices, policies, and people’s daily lives. In recent years, BiodiverseCitySTL was tapped to lead a multi-sector effort to develop and hone a regional biodiversity target, one of six goals propelling the OneSTL Sustainability Plan throughout St. Louis. 


At the heart of the work is BiomeSTL: Biodiversity of Metropolitan St. Louis, the region’s still-evolving biodiversity vision, atlas, and action plan. Part ecological data directory, species inventory, best practices guide, corridor mapping tool, and aspirational plan for a bi-state region connected by nature, BiomeSTL is also, at its core, a citizen science and stewardship project. 

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.

Missouri Botanical Garden
Ridgway Visitor Center
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Free event, but registration required by Wednesday, October 31.

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Presented by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and Academy of Science of St. Louis.

In partnership with:
City of St. Louis | Forest ReLeaf of Missouri | Heartlands Conservancy
Illinois Department of Natural Resources | Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Department of Conservation | OneSTL Sustainability Plan
Saint Louis Zoo | The Nature Conservancy – Missouri Chapter

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Chartered in 1856, The Academy of Science of St. Louis is an independent science organization dedicated to advancing the public understanding of science and promoting interest in the sciences to students and adults through accessible, year-round seminars and educational initiatives.

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BiodiverseCity St. Louis is a growing network of organizations and individuals throughout the greater St. Louis region who share a stake in improving quality of life for all through actions that welcome nature into our urban, suburban and rural communities.


A Community Initiative to Promote, Protect and Plan for Biodiversity Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region