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 2017 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:


May 24, 2017; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis
Increasing multi-cultural connections & opportunities
Featured speakers:

  • Carlotta Lewis, Missouri State Parks
  • Nick Speed, EarthDance Organic Farms
  • Joel Walker, International Institue of St. Louis
  • Romanda Walker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science of St. Louis and Missouri State Parks
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden's Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis
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David HaskellJuly 25, 2017; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World
How science, art, and imagination create change
Featured speaker: David Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees
Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science of St. Louis, and Missouri Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden's Monsanto Center, 4500 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis
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Barbara DeutschSeptember 12, 2017; 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Landscape Performance Series
Making the case for sustainable landscape solutions
Featured speaker: Barbara Deutsch, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science of St. Louis and Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
Location: Alberici, 8800 Page Avenue, St. Louis
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Dr. Elaine InghamNovember 2, 2017; 6–8:30 p.m.
The Soil Web of Life
Featured speaker: Dr. Elaine Ingham, Soil Foodweb Inc.
Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis, Academy of Science of St. Louis and Deer Creek Watershed Alliance
Location: Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS), 101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, McDonnell Hall – Building 24
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Sponsored by the Trio Foundation of Saint Louis. 


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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