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 lifestyle 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.

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Sustainability Institute for Educators


The Joy of Nature
June 20–21, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.–noon
$25 | Graduate credit and scholarships available

We are grateful for the technology that has kept us all connected during this time of social distancing and precaution, but it is now time to get outside together to appreciate the joy and experience the healing power of nature. The hands-on, experiential nature of Sustainability Education inspires and motivates us. The 2022 SIE returns to our roots with multiple onsite engagements to spark a renewed exploration of our region’s bountiful and diverse outdoor education opportunities. Join us for a two-day outdoor adventure, connect and reconnect to your sustainability colleagues and resources, and be inspired (maybe even get your hands dirty).

The Sustainability Institute for Educators challenges participants to help learners build awareness, recognize responsibility, and take action as global citizens working to build a sustainable world. Held annually in June, the institute is designed for K–12 and informal educators from all roles and environments.

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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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Whether your event is a STEM night, a career fair, a professional development day or a conference, our educators can create and customize an experience for your audience.
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