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


Exploring the World Around Us: Using Technology to Build Connections
June 18–20, 2019

The 2019 Sustainability Institute for Educators will focus on the intersection of exploration, place, and sustainability. Using technology as a vehicle, educators will investigate local and global connections—all from their own classroom, learning space, or schoolyard. In its ninth year, this three-day institute challenges participants to help learners build awareness, recognize responsibility, and take action as global citizens working to build a sustainable world. The institute will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and resources, field studies and hands-on experiences.

$150 registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days. Graduate credit is available! Hosted at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, Missouri.

Keynote Speaker:
Peg Keiner, Director of Innovation at GEMS World Academy Chicago and 2019 National Geographic Education Fellow. Peg Keiner's educational passion is creating space for people to solve the problems that matter to them. She empowers communities by helping them to collect data and drive positive action.

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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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