Workshops (sponsored by Spire)

Located in the Schnucks Learning Center.
Presentations are approximately 30 minutes.
Advanced registration encouraged.

10:30 a.m.   PlasticMy Week in Plastic
Jean Ponzi, Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Green Jean Ponzi saved her household fossil flotsam for seven days, to analyze the flood of this material waste, how much it’s possible to turn the plastic tide—and where we must deal with and forgive our limits to recycling action. We’re ready for your plastic questions!
1:30 p.m.   Wicker casketGreen Burial
Gracie Griffin, Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
Curious about green burial but don’t know what or who to ask? Join Gracie Griffin of St. Louis’s historic Bellefontaine Cemetery as she provides a closer look at green burial practices, dispels myths, and explores some fascinating options available throughout the world.
2:30 p.m.   Man installing solar panelShining on Grow Solar St. Louis Power Hour
Joe Jovanovich, Blackrock Consulting
Join us at this special Green Living Power Hour to get started on your solar journey. We will talk about everything solar—from learning about the basics of solar, what you need to think about when getting solar, and how much it might cost to go solar.


Guided Walking Tour (sponsored by Spire)

Meet outside the Museum's south (park) entrance.
Limit 20 people; pre-registration available.


11 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
  RiverForest Park Environmental History
Amanda Clark, Community Tours Manager, Missouri History Museum
Learn the history of how St. Louis has managed the balance between nature and people for almost 150 years, from taming the River Des Peres to restoring the prairies and more.
Register for 11 a.m. tour
Register for 12:30 p.m. tour


Family-Friendly Activities

Located in the History Club House classroom (main level, north end).

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Book coverStory Time
Join us for story time with two book readings relating to water, aquatic animals, and keeping our water clean—Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman and Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes.

Our story time is recommended for children from two to ten years of age but ALL are invited.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Fish paper craftDrop-In Craft
Be inspired by the various fish that called the Mississippi River and our oceans home and make your own paper fish after story time! All supplies will be provided.


Exhibitors and Vendors

Located in the Grand Hall.

  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum: green burial
  • Great Rivers Greenway: paved trails connecting communities
  • Grow Solar St. Louis: group-buy solar installation program
  • Metro Transit: public transportation
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: Enviroscape demo and rainscaping rebates
  • Missouri Coalition for the Environment: environmental education and advocacy
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: community and private land conservation assistance and access to nature
  • Missouri History Museum: "How Long Does Plastic Live For?" activity
  • Saint Louis BWorks: free classes, volunteer opportunities, retail information

Go to Exhibitor/Vendor contact information