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Garden Staff Member Selected as Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Golden from the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education. She is the sustainability education manager at the EarthWays Center, the sustainability division of the Garden. 

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A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published in Oryx. The authors include Garden researchers in both St. Louis and Madagascar. 

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Celebrate Summer with Discounts at Area Attractions

The five cultural institutions that make up the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD) will join together to offer their members reciprocal benefits and membership discounts. The offer is valid June 23-25 and must be fulfilled on-site. Members of any of the district’s institutions – the Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center and Saint Louis Zoo – need only show a membership card to enjoy discounts and special offers.

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The Missouri Botanical Garden recently announced the promotions of Andrew Wyatt to Senior Vice President Horticulture & Living Collections and Vickie Campbell to Senior Director, Operations. 
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Missouri Botanical Garden Announces 2017 Summer Exhibit

The Missouri Botanical Garden will play host to floral glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith next summer during its Garden of Glass event. Smith is known for his custom kiln fired technique and style. He uses fusing, texturing, slumping and cold working to create his pieces. Next summer’s exhibit will feature 30 displays, all commissioned specifically for the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

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Garden Researcher Assists with Establishment of National Park

With help from a Garden researcher, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially established Lomami National Park, the first national park since 1970 and only the eighth in the country.  

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New Study Compiles Checklist of Known Amazonian Tree Species

Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Peter Jørgensen is among the authors of “The discovery of the Amazonian tree flora with an updated checklist of all known tree taxa,” published July 13 in Scientific Reports. The new study compiles a checklist of 11,676 known Amazonian tree species using records from a number of institutions collected between 1707 and 2015 including the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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Garden Plans Full Week of Activities for the Public June 12-18

From concerts to happy hours to educational presentations, the Missouri Botanical Garden has a variety of events available for the public June 12-18, 2016. Among them, the 80th Birthday of Garden President Emeritus Dr. Peter Raven featuring  $.80 general admission on June 13. 

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Enjoy Garden-style Happy Hours During Sensational Summer Nights

This summer, spend your Thursday evenings at the Missouri Botanical Garden for Sensational Summer Nights. The Garden will be open Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day for visitors to enjoy garden-style happy hours. Full story.


Celebrate Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Experience the tradition and customs of Chinese art, music, performances, parades and cuisine during Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  The weekend of festivities kicks off on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. with a grand parade and opening ceremony featuring a colorful, dancing 70-foot dragon. Traditional martial artists and lion dancers then take center stage and perform to celebrate the annual event. 
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