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Field Notes

October 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Field Notes

Field Notes is a celebration of science and art in Grand Center. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the St. Louis Beacon, and St. Louis Public Radio invite guests to join us this weekend for a series of programs and exhibits that explore the ways the built environment and natural world interact. Experts in the fields of art, geology, botany, architecture, design, archeology, and astronomy will lead programs that inspire a dynamic view of Grand Center. Field Notes offers guests of all ages an educational and fun opportunity to connect with new people and ideas, and engage with the city in surprising ways.

Sunday, October 20

Nature Reclaimed and Restored in Forest Park
Three individual tours start at 9:00 am
Meet in the lobby of the Visitor Center
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63112

Join Naturalist Peter VanLinn and two Forest Park Forever Nature Reserve Stewards on separate walking tours of three Forest Park environments. Drawing from their extensive experience in the field of ecology, Mr. VanLinn and docents will discuss the biodiverse systems that make up Forest Park. All three tours highlight protected areas of Forest Park and native species. Space is limited to 20 participants per tour. Please choose your tour from the list below, and email Bob Duffy at bduffy@stlbeacon.org with your choice. First come first served. A map showing specific meeting places and suggested adjacent parking areas will be sent to participants by email.

1. Deer Lake Complex (prairie, savanna and wetland ecotypes)
2. Hidden Creek Savanna
3. Steinberg Prairie (prairie / grassland ecotype)


Art and Geography Tours
2:00 pm
Saint Louis Art Museum
Meet at the Information Center
Sculpture Hall, Main Building
1 Fine Arts Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Saint Louis Art Museum docents will lead special tours that highlight artworks and architectural elements that connect with our local geology and geography. Among artworks to be discussed are Andy Goldsworthy’s installation Stone Sea and Richard Long’s Mississippi Circle, on view in the new East Building.


October 20, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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