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USGBC-Missouri Gateway June 14 ProgramTour of The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
In partnership with the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium
he National Great Rivers Research and Education Field Station incorporates many sustainable elements and is registered with the certification goal of LEED Platinum. The 35,000 square-foot building sits on eight acres leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers south of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Ill. Strategically located near the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers, the Field Station will serve as an international center for science, education and public outreach, related to key issues that will improve sustainable management of large rivers. It will also provide researchers access to the river and the riverine mesocosms and wet lab facililties will allow them to conduct unique experiments to expand our understanding of the structure and function of floodplain-river ecosystems, information that is vital to the development of conservation strategies to sustain the natural resources these systems provide and economic benefits derived from these resources.
Join us for a tour of the building and learn about the multitude of green design and construction features showcased in this unique structure including:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
5:30 – 6:00 pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm – Brief Presentation & Tour NOTE EARLY START TIME
National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
1 Confluence Way / 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton IL 62002
Click here for a map with directions to the building (PDF)
Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members and St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium Representatives & Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members
By clicking on the "Register" button on the left hand side of this screen.
QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.
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