Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend free lectures on topical issues in science and conservation.

Sustainability 101: Grounding Green in the Gateway Region

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:30-9 p.m. in The Living World at Saint Louis Zoo
Admission is free.

Shifts in thinking, practice and values are essential to making sustainable options work—especially in business, where cost-effective outcomes must quantify the quality of green ideas. This change is
happening across our community, in public and private spaces.

Jean Ponzi shares a vivid progress report from her perspective of 25 years as an environmental educator and advocate, engaging youth and adults around a wide range of environmental issues, including coaching over 100 of our region's leading companies in the St. Louis Green Business Challenge. Her tour of this garden of success stories will inspire hope, affirm individual and group green efforts, and motivate more of the cooperative innovations needed to transform our human/nature relationship outcomes.

Speaker Jean Ponzi is the Green Resources Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden. She is also the producer and host of Earthworms on KDHX-FM and Growing Green St. Louis on Big 550 KTRS-AM.

The Conservation Conversation lecture series is presented by the Saint Louis Zoo, in partnership with the Academy of Science-St. Louis.

Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:30-9 p.m. in The Living World at Saint Louis Zoo
Admission is free.

Join us for a lecture and book signing by Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D., Director of the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University in St. Louis, and author.

Dr. Leuthardt, neurosurgeon, scientist, and author of the fictional thriller, RedDevil4, talks about how science is decoding the brain and how the technology of the future will fundamentally alter the human experience. Whether it's improved medical therapies for stroke, or downloading memories, the rapidly blurring line between humans and machines will change the way we live our lives. Dr. Leuthardt explores emerging discoveries in brain computer interfaces and speculates on their social and ethical implications in this fascinating look at the narrowing interface between humans and machines.

The Science Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Academy of Science-St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.

More Information

Reservations are not necessary. Admission is free. All lectures take place in the Anheuser-Busch Theatre in The Living World/North Entrance at the Saint Louis Zoo. For more information, call (314) 646-4544.