Member Speaker Series: In the Field: From the Garden to Global Exploration

June 13, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center > Bayer Event Center
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Doors open at 6 p.m. | Presentation at 7 p.m.

The plant research conducted at the Missouri Botanical Garden extends well beyond St. Louis. In fact, Garden exploration, conservation, and restoration activities take place in more than 50 countries around the world, in ecosystems spanning from snowbound mountaintops to lush rainforests. Whether posted abroad or traveling from St. Louis, fieldwork always involves extensive planning, flexibility, and interaction with diverse landscapes and cultures. Hear from a panel of Garden scientists who conduct fieldwork across three of our geographic areas of focus: Latin America, Asia and Africa/Madagascar, and learn what goes into preparing for a field trip, how they collaborate with people around the world to understand and protect plants, and their thoughts on the professional and personal rewards of exploration.

Mónica Carlsen, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist/Education Coordinator, Latin American Department
Robbie Hart, Ph.D, Director, William L. Brown Center
Nisa Karimi, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Africa and Madagascar Program

Kate Grumke, Senior Environmental Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio

Free for members | Registration required
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The Member Speaker Series is proudly presented by Siteman Cancer Center based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

View recordings of past Member Speaker Series programs here.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is committed to providing an inclusive environment by ensuring that the Garden and our events are accessible to everyone. For accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, assisted listening devices, braille or large print handouts, and audio description when applicable, please contact (314) 577-5100 or at least two weeks prior to the event (if possible). Manual wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center during normal Garden hours. Wheelchair rental is free. Learn more about accessibility at the Garden.


Free for Garden Members