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Member Meeting to feature Peter Raven

We’d like to invite you to Botanica’s Annual Member Meeting and Speaker Program on October 23, 2013.

Our meeting will provide an update on the Waterfront Botanical Gardens project, and it will also feature environmentalist and botanist, Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Peter’s topic will be Victorian Dreams, Current Impact: The History of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Peter Raven, former President of the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Annual Member Meeting Featuring Peter Raven
Weds, October 23, 2013
5:30 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Speaker Program

Locust Grove Historic Home
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Free for Botanica members
$10 for Non-members

Call 502-276-5404 or kmaier@waterfrontgardens.org

We look forward to seeing you on October 23rd for Peter’s talk and to update you on Botanica’s many new developments! Many thanks for your support of Botanica and the Waterfront Botanical Gardens! Thank you to our sponsors: Brown-Forman Coporation, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Wells Fargo.

About Peter Raven
Peter Raven is one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. For four decades, he headed the Missouri Botanical Garden, an institution he nurtured into a world-class center for botanical research, education and horticultural display. He retired as president in 2010 and assumed the role of president emeritus and consultant through 2014.

Described by Time magazine as a “Hero for the Planet,” Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered plants and is a leading advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment.

In recognition of his work in science and conservation, Raven 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. He has held Guggenheim and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships.

Raven was a member of President Bill Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. He also served for 12 years as home secretary of the National Academy of Sciences and is a member of the academies of science in Argentina, Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, the U.K., and several other countries.