Taste of Science

Join other young professionals for an engaging evening of science, spirits and snacks. Learn more about the Danforth Center’s mission to Improve the Human Condition through Plant Science in a fun and interactive setting, and take a tour!

March 25, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM


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.

April 16, 2015
Let’s Talk About…From the Clean Water Act to Everglades Restoration:
40 Years of Conversations

Please join us for a discussion about conservation efforts in the United States, particularly as they have impacted the Everglades, including current restoration policies and the relationship between sustainable agriculture and the renewal of natural landscapes.

Our Panelists will be:
Danforth Center Board member Dan Burkhardt has created two books, Missouri River Country - 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery from Hermann to the Confluence and Florida Bay Forever - A Story of Water from the Everglades to the Keys, to benefit conservation causes.

Currently the Vice Chairman and a founding member of the Everglades Foundation, Nathaniel Reed is a seminal figure in the American conservation movement. He has held government positions under several presidential and gubernatorial administrations and has served with numerous not-for-profit organizations to restore natural ecosystems, protect wildlife, and curb air and water pollution.

As CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Eric Eikenberg leads the Foundation’s science, advocacy, communications and legal teams, which are nationally recognized for their expertise in Everglades restoration.

Sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio and HEC TV

Additional Conversations to be held:
June 11, 2015
August 27, 2015
November 12, 2015

Scientific Seminars


Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic: Exploring plant physiology and adaptation using genetic and genomic tools
Speaker: Thomas Juenger, Professor, University of Texas-Austin


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:45 PM
Special Seminar
Location: Library (70)
Topic: Regulatory variation controlling sustainable yield improvements for maize and related grasses
Speaker: Steve Moose, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:45 PM
Weekly Seminar Series
Location: Library (70)
Topic: Synthetic approaches to fundamental questions in plant biology
Speaker: Jennifer Nemhauser, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle

More Scientific Seminars


For questions about public events:
Office of Development 
(314) 587-1077 

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