Please join us for this year’s annual member event featuring Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, environmentalist and botanist.
Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30-8 pm
(Cocktails 5:30pm – 7:00pm; Speaker 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
Locust Grove Historic Home
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Event is FREE for Botanica members: $10 for non-members
Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your spots soon!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-276-5404.
Peter H. 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 and 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. Raven is the recipient of numerous prizes, awards and fellowships, and is the author of numerous books and reports.
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.
Please make your reservation for the event soon! We look forward to seeing you on October 23rd for Peter’s talk and an update on Botanica and its many new developments!