This event takes place Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110).

Entrance to the Green Living Festival is included with regular entry to the Saint Louis Science Center where general admission is FREE.
Directions and parking


Workshops (sponsored by Spire)

Located at the Energy Stage.
Advanced registration encouraged.

11:15 a.m.   Edible weedsEat the Weeds
Emily Hemeyer, Wild Seed Field Museum
There is food all around us! Learn how to identify and use common Missouri plants you likely have in your yard. The presentation will include historic human uses, preservation, and ethical foraging.
12:15 p.m.   FungiForaging Mushrooms in the Wild
Emily Hemeyer, Wild Seed Field Museum
Discover the fascinating world of fungi! Through stories and images from the field, learn about a few easy-to-identify edible fungi that grow in Missouri. We'll discuss uses, preservation, and ethical foraging.
1:15 p.m.   E-bikeAre E-bikes for You?
Deanna Kakouris, South Side Cyclery
E-Bikes are fun, practical, and good for your health. Choose to ride an E-bike over driving a car, and it’s good for the climate too. Deanna Kakouris, owner of South Side Cyclery, provides the ins and outs of the E-bike including the environmental benefit.


Family-Friendly Activities

10:15 a.m.   Woman reading to childrenScience Center Storytime: Living Green for Young Learners
Join in on a story time opportunity with a special green living focus!
Located at the Energy Stage
2:15 p.m.   Illustration from bookStorytime and Activity: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Allison Joyce, Missouri Botanical Garden
Join us for a reading of Tomie dePaola’s classic children’s book exploring how our unique talents can benefit our community. The story will be followed by a craft opportunity.
Located at the Energy Stage

RIDE ON – Join us to learn about ALL things related to bicycling lifestyles and culture!

9 to
10 a.m.
  Three cyclistsMorning Ride in Forest Park
Meet at the main entrance to the Science Center for a leisurely ride led by South Side Cyclery. Arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Bicycle gearsBike Maintenance and E-bikes
South Side Cyclery will provide information on bike maintenance and E-bike demos.
Located at the Science Center Front Entrance
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Mountain bikerMountain Bike Games
Get an introduction to mountain biking with interactive bike games led by the South City Composite Otters Mountain Bike team.
Located in Tractor Run area
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   craft suppliesRide in Style!
Ride in style and reduce waste in the process! Create some upcycled accessories for your bike spokes and handlebars.
Located in Makerspace
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Cute bikeBanana Bike Brigade
Design a costume for your bicycle. There will be lots of inspiration from the fantastically-adorned bikes of the Banana Bicycle Brigade
Located in Makerspace
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Man taking selfie with childGreen Screen Photo Op
Join the YES Teens for a cycling adventure photo.
Located in the GROW Pavilion


Exhibitors and Vendors

Located on Overlook

  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • American Lung Association: indoor/outdoor air education
  • Forrest Keeling Nursery: native plants
  • Friends of the Rainforest: inspiring action to protect, support, and expand the Rainforest
  • Great Rivers Greenway: paved trails connecting communities
  • Humane Wildlife Solutions: humane wildlife solutions
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: LivingScape 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
  • Spire: residential high efficiency natural gas rebates
  • St. Louis Composting: composting and organics recycling

Biking-related Exhibitors
Located at GROW Pavilion

  • South City Composite Otters: mountain biking team
  • St. Louis BWorks: free classes, volunteer opportunities, retail information, on-site kid's activity
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Safety Stop: educating families about the proper placement and fit of bicycle helmets

Go to Exhibitor/Vendor contact information