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Discover a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors! Visit with STEM-related professionals and organizations focused on living and working outside. Learn how to stay healthy and safe outside while caring for the outdoor world as well. Find new outdoor hobbies and activities you can engage in and enjoy.

Special CenterStage Presentation

11:15am Gateway to the Great Outdoors
Find out how Gateway to the Great Outdoors helps people get outside, and learn how to camp outside safely and responsibly!

12:15pm Endangered Wolf Center
Come learn about the critically endangered wolves being saved right here in St. Louis. Find out how and when you can go see them too!

1:15pm SIUE Solar Racing Team
Sydney Stogner, Project Director
Learn what it takes to not only create, but also race a car that runs on sunlight!

2:15pm Wild Bird Rehabilitation
Joe Hoffmann, Executive Director
Join in a sing-a-long about native and wild birds!

The Great Outdoors Partners and Activities

    • Meet the SIUE Solar Racing Team, and check out their solar-powered race car!
    • Engage in hands-on activities and find out more about native plants with Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter
    • Get a closer look at bird feathers, bones, and common birds of Missouri while learning more about the Mississippi flyway with Audubon Center at Riverlands
    • Play Ski and Snowboard games brought by Hidden Valley Ski. Tube. Ride.
    • Do a bag toss, and find out how and when to get out and see the Gateway Grizzlies
    • Play a recycling game, put up a tent, and do tree and bird identification with Gateway to the Great Outdoors
    • Spin the Sun Wheel and learn more about Sun safety with St. Louis Children’s Hospital
    • Practice a set of Chinese exercises you can do indoors and outdoors with Missouri Falun Dafa Association
  • GROW
    • Check out a variety of eggs, see how they are formed, and learn how to examine and grade them with Jackson Egg Co.
    • Meet a popcorn farmer! Try fresh picked and popped corn, and do a popcorn experiment with Eighth Day Ag
    • See a live demo on how to filet and cook Asian Carp, and try a sample of it too with Missouri Department of Conservation Fish Biologist Sara Tripp
    • Immerse yourself in the life of a logger using actual tools and VR goggles with Missouri Forest Products Association
    • Meet, pet, and maybe even feed nanny goats with Naeger Family Goat Farm
    • Check out hands-on soil activities and demos with Ross Braun, USDA-NRCS Earth Team
    • Dig in and do a take-home compost planting activity with St. Louis Composting
  • Find out how to care for wild birds with Wild Bird Rehabilitation
  • See how scientists find and work with wolves in the wild using tracking equipment with Endangered Wolf Center
  • Navigate the globe with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (10am-12pm only)
OMNIMAX® THEATER (purchase tickets at the Box Office)

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October 13
9:30 am - 4:30 pm