Sustainable Learning
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Within the St. Louis region, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of a kind in educating and demonstrating sustainable life style choices—choices that minimize our current and future impact on plants, our local environment and the world at large. Innovative educational programs, services and demonstrations are currently offered by the Garden's EarthWays Center, Kemper Center for Home Gardening and the Garden's Education Division. Through engaging and empowering learning opportunities and resources for teachers and students as well as for lifelong learners, we promote sustainable human behaviors and choices related to the food we eat, the homes and buildings we construct and operate, the products we produce and consume and the transportation methods we employ.

Sustainability Institute for Educators

The Green Thread: Lessons in Sustainability

June 19–21, 2018
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

At Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)

Join us for the eighth annual Sustainability Institute for Educators as we as we focus the conversation on threading sustainability education through all lessons. The Institute will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and resources, and hands-on experiences. We will focus on exploring the connections between sustainability and curriculum, uncovering the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability education, and providing resources, tools, and insight into how we as educators can help support students that are sustainability literate, active stewards of the planet.

More Information and Registration: 

  • $150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days.
  • Graduate credit is available for an additional fee. 
  • Scholarships available.

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BiodiverseCity St. Louis is a community initiative to promote, protect and plan for biodiversity throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, recognizing our region’s reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life and natural systems. Learn more

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