Learning Opportunities

mason beeGreen Space Speaker Series

The City of Webster Groves Green Space Advisory Commission is sponsoring an ongoing Speaker Series at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E Glendale in Webster Groves. Check back often to find out ways you can help create pollinator habitats while improving water quality. Pollinators include the bees, butterflies, birds and bats that have an important role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem and supporting agriculture by planting pollen grains, which in turn result in fruit and seeds. Creating pollinator habitats supports healthy creeks and streams by planting deep-rooted, native plants that help prevent stormwater runoff. 

Workshop Schedule: 

February 3, 2020 - Sustainable Turf

September 9, 2019 - Native Landscaping 101

June 20, 2019 - Mosquitos!

May 6, 2019 - How to Kill a Tree

February 4, 2019 - Webster Groves is for the....

October 1, 2018 - The Importance of Urban Green Space for Pollinator Refuge

August 6, 2018 - Wild for Monarchs

Sponsored by Webster Groves Green Spaces Commission




Native Plant SchoolShaw Nature Reserve Native Plant School

Native Plant School is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. They will cover various aspects of native home landscaping and prairie/savanna/wetland re-establishment. Please bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, plant specimens, etc. for these three-hour discussion sessions. Scott Woodbury and guest experts will lead the discussions, hands-on tours and demonstrations. Participation from the audience is encouraged. Learn more about the series.

Workshop Schedule:

November 14, 2019 - Invasive Plant ID and Control

September 12, 2019 - Converting Lawn and Fields to Seeded Prairie or Savanna

July 11, 2019 - Gardening for Insects

June 13, 2019 - Gardening with Native Groundcovers

May 22, 2019 - Native Wild Edible Plants



treetopsWild Ideas Worth Sharing Speaker Series

Wild Ideas Worth Sharing is a free, open-to-the-public speaker series of the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network, in partnership with the Academy of Science St. Louis. The series shines the spotlight on local and global issues and initiatives that advance biodiversity conservation in significant and novel ways.

Workshop Schedule:

November 14, 2019 - Invasive Species Solutions: When science, policy, and stewardship converge

February 12, 2019 - Calculating Tree Benefits: Easy as One, Two, Tree

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  • Tony B.
    commented 2023-08-01 23:18:15 -0500
    Some amazing learning opportunities here! #learn I wish everyone the best in their learning, especially about green spaces and nature reserves – it’s so wonderful :) I wanted to mention that if anyone also wants a great resource to learn about how mould grows on the plywood of your roof spaces and the cost of eliminating it you should check out this wonderful resource: https://speedymouldremoval.ca/ !
  • Stacy Arnold
    published this page 2018-08-31 16:53:17 -0500