You’re Invited to Join Us at the Wild About Conservation Event in St. Louis on April 23!

Wild About Conservation!

Event Highlights

General Admission is FREE

Private VIP cocktail reception with
Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy and Dr. Peter H. Raven ($50pp, space limited)
Food, drink and live “animal” entertainment

Silent Auction & Fund-a-Need to support rainforest conservation

Dress is business casual. Free parking in the North Lot of the Saint Louis Zoo. Registration is required. Please register online at:


Join us at this fun and free event to learn about today’s most pressing conservation issues and discover the inspiring Children’s Eternal Rainforest, a project that has engaged children and adults from around the world (44 countries and counting!).  Enjoy light refreshment, hear from some of the world’s greatest biologists and help protect this special rainforest by placing a bid on some great silent auction items (including some fabulous vacations!) or supporting our education and conservation programming.

Register Now!


Event Details

Date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m.

Place:  The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo View Map 
              One Government Drive
              St. Louis, MO 63110 

Presentation by Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy

The Land of Gold and Cinnamon:  Odyssey of the Amazon

The fascinating history of the legendary Amazon rainforest, its role among the

rainforests of the Americas, the impact these habitats have on all of us, and the solutions

presented by conservation initiatives like the inspiring Children’s

Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica. With an Introduction by Dr. Peter H. Raven


  • General Admission (no charge):  Light refreshment, cocktails, opportunities to bid on silent auction items, entertainment and the presentation
  • Private VIP Cocktail Reception (space limited):  $50.00 ticket includes VIP Reception with cocktails, appetizers, live entertainment and the special opportunity to talk personally with the evening’s presenters including Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Dr. Peter Raven, Tom Newmark and FCER Executive Director Laurie Waller.
The Evening’s Speakers
Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy 

Conservation biologist Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy is the creator of PBS’ Nature series, the winner of the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, and the originator of the innovative debt-for-nature-swap.  Renowned for his 48 years of Amazon exploration and study, Dr. Lovejoy has served as chief biodiversity advisor to the World Bank, executive vice president of the World Wildlife Fund-US, and is currently Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Lovejoy is an Advisory Board member of Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.  Dr. Lovejoy will speak at the event on current conservation issues, his experiences in the Amazon and the role of rainforests throughout the Americas.

with an introduction by
Dr. Peter Raven

Dr. Peter H. Raven

Beloved father of conservation and biodiversity in St. Louis, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden Dr.  Peter H. Raven has been designated by TIME Magazine as a “Hero of the Planet.”  Well known for his ability to provide compelling and accessible information about the state of our world today, he is also a board member of Friends of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.


More About the Children’s Eternal Rainforest

The enchanting and inspiring Children’s Eternal Rainforest was created by school children around the globe (44 countries and counting!) to protect one of the world’s most rare and biodiverse habitats–the rain and cloud forests of the Tilaran mountains of Costa Rica.  Ten years later, Rachel and Dwight Crandell (co-founder of the Saint Louis Science Center) created FCER to educate and engage children (and adults!) in tropical rainforest conservation through the support, protection and expansion of this unique reserve.  St. Louisans have been learning from, visiting and supporting the reserve ever since.  Your support helps us educate children about the importance of conservation, protect and purchase endangered rainforest habitat, and raise awareness of today’s most urgent environmental issues.

Register for the Event

We look forward to seeing you there!  REGISTER today, and while you’re at it please consider HELPING AN ANIMAL, EDUCATING A CHILD, OR SAVING YOUR OWN PIECE OF RAINFOREST even before the event–you’ll have the chance when you register.  If you are unable to attend but still want to provide conservation education to children, buy and protect rainforest habitat and provide safety for the animals that live in the reserve you can still DONATE TODAY.  Your support IS the difference! 

Additional Details

Parking is free in the North Lot of the St. Louis Zoo.  Dress is business casual.  Advance registration is required–space is limited.

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