Peter Raven, Ph.D., President, Missouri Botanical Garden, and
Jeffrey Bonner, Ph.D., President, St. Louis Zoo

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time Details: 6:00 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6:45 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Speaker
(No Business Meeting will be held)
Location: The Racquet Club
476 North Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

(Coat Required. No denim, please)


Dr. Peter Raven is a botanist and environmentalist. He has been with the Missouri Botanical Garden since 1971. He is also a tenured faculty member of Washington University in St. Louis where he is the Engelmann Professor of Botany. Dr. Raven will speak about the Garden’s program overseas, stressing Nicaragua and Madagascar, where the zoo is also active. His team is engaged in cataloging and describing plant life throughout the world and working with citizens of the countries where they are active, in order to advance global sustainability.

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the St. Louis Zoo in April 2002. Dr. Bonner received his B.A., M.A. and M. Phil in anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He chairs the Madagascar Fauna Group, an international consortium of 39 zoos and related institutions, and is a council member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Dr. Bonner will speak on the role of zoos as field conservation organizations with special reference to the St. Louis Zoo and its programs in Madagascar and Nicaragua.

Walk-Ins Welcome: No
Reservation Deadline: October 23, 2009
Reservations to: Becky Doane (
Please include your name and the names of your guests when making reservations.
Payment Information: RSVP by mailing your check (payable to St. Louis Chapter/Explorers Club) for dinner(s) – with your name and the names of your guests – to:
   Ms. Becky Doane
   Thompson Coburn LLP
   One US Bank Plaza, 34th Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63101-9702

Member Dinner Ticket: $50
Guest Dinner Ticket: $55
Lecture Only Ticket: N/A
Photos from the Event:
Jeffrey Bonner, Lorie Karnath, Mabel Purkerson, Lotsie Holton, and Peter Raven
  Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, President of the St. Louis Zoo; Lorie Karnath, President of the Explorers Club International; Dr. Mabel Purkerson; Lotsie Holton; and Dr. Peter Raven, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden  

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