SAVE THE DATE: MUBG's Brown Bag Seminar Series

Please join Mizzou Botanic Garden for our inaugural brown bag seminar series featuring presentations by speakers on current environmental topics. The series will lead up to MUBG’s 2023 Jacquelyn Jones Lecture.

March 16 | The Ecological Imperative to Move Beyond Plastics
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. | Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union on the MU Campus

Featuring Dana Ripper a wildlife ecologist who co-founded the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation of Missouri’s migratory and resident birds via science, education and advocacy. As an affiliate organization of Break Free from Plastic and Beyond Plastics, one of Ripper’s major emphases is systemic reduction in single-use plastics. She is a certified presenter with the Beyond Plastics. Cosponsored with the Missouri River Bird Observatory.

May 10 | Bird Friendly Landscapes
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Center for Urban Agriculture’s Schoolhouse at 1769 W. Ash St.

Featuring Dana Ripper, a wildlife ecologist who focuses on birds and their conservation and a co-founder and director of the Missouri River Bird Observatory. Cosponsored with the Missouri River Bird Observatory and the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

July | Adapting Home Landscapes to a Changing Climate
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Featuring Chris Starbuck an emeritus faculty member with the MU Division of Plant Science & Technology with an emphasis on woody ornamental plants. Cosponsored by City of Columbia Parks and Recreation.


2022 Jacquelyn K. Jones Lecture

Dr. Kathleen Wolf’s slides from this event may be viewed and downloaded here.

Read more about Dr. Wolf HERE.


 We hope you plan to visit the Mizzou Botanic Garden in person soon. These planning resources will make finding your way to campus easier. To schedule a guided tour call either 573-884-6307 or 573-882-1830. For more detailed visitor information, please visit the MU Visitor Relations Web site.

If you have any questions that aren't answered regarding visiting campus, try the University's Visitor Relations site.