The Young Friends Happy Hour

Thursday, June 4, 2015
5PM - 7PM
Miller Terrace, Danforth Plant Science Center

Did you know that St. Louis is a global leader in plant science research and
ag innovation?

Please join us at The Young Friends Happy Hour on June 4, 2015 as we discuss how the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and BRDG Park are helping to ensure local agtech startups have the resources to succeed.

It will be a great evening of drinks, snacks and conversation.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Members of the Danforth Center Friends Committee organize the quarterly series and offer guests the opportunity to learn about the work of the Danforth Center and the partners who help to sustain it. Discussions focus on topics of both regional and global urgency and feature leading experts in plant science and related disciplines. The event will begin with a reception in the Lower Atrium at 5:15 P.M. followed by the program in the AT&T Auditorium from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Reservations are required for this complimentary event. Valet and self-parking is available.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 
5:15 PM reception in the Lower Atrium
6:00 - 7:00 PM program in AT&T Auditorium

Let’s Talk About…Prairies, Conservation, and Energy
Please join us for a conversation about the role of prairies in conservation of natural ecosystems and their importance for production of next-generation biofuels.

Our Panelists will be:

Peter Raven, Ph.D., is the President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates for conservation and biodiversity. In recognition of his work in science and conservation, he is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious International Prize for Biology from the government of Japan and the U.S. National Medal of Science, the country's highest award for scientific accomplishment.

Rudi Roeslein is the CEO of Roeslein Associates which designs and builds manufacturing systems.  An advocate for prairie and wildlife restoration, he is a recipient of the Prairie Landowner of the Year award given by the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the founder of Roeslein Alternative Energy. One of its current projects, with Murphy-Brown LLC of northern Missouri, aims to restore 30 million acres of highly erodible marginable land that could provide countless benefits to people, nature, and wildlife if restored to native grasslands.

Sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio and HEC-TV

Additional Conversations to be held: 
August 27, 2015 
November 12, 2015

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For more information about Conversations, Seeds of Change,
or other Danforth Center Development events:
Joy Hoffmann
(314) 587-1077 

For questions about scientific seminars:
Denise Cunningham
(314) 587-1430