CANCELED: Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Peter Raven

January 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone

“I regret to inform you that the upcoming lecture by Dr. Peter Raven on January 30th has been cancelled.


Sadly Dr. Raven has had an accident and due to medical reasons will not be able to present his lecture as planned.


Although it is regrettable that the first lecture in our series will not be able to place as scheduled, all other lectures in Mercer’s 40th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series will occur as scheduled (See attachment for information regarding future events).


Thank you,

Scott Meadows
Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Education Director”


Distinguished Lecture Series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and Social Events:


Dr. Peter Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri:
Thursday, January 30*
Lecture at HMNS: “Plant Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World”


Dr. David Creech, Regents Professor, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas:
Thursday, April 10*
Lecture at HMNS: “The Chinese Economic “Bloom” – People, Plans and Plants for a Verdant Earth”
Friday, April 11**
Join Dr. Creech at Mercer for a lecture experience you won’t want to miss beginning at 10 am.


Tony Avent, owner Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, North Carolina:
Thursday, September 4*
Lecture at HMNS: “Exploration to Exploitation – The Road from Plant Discovery to Market”
Friday, September 5**
Immerse yourself in an energetic presentation by Tony Avent beginning at 10 am at Mercer.


Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri:
Thursday, November 6*
Lecture at HMNS: “Growing an Ark: The Expanding Role of Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation”
Friday, November 7***
Join Dr. Jackson for our 40th Anniversary Luncheon Barbeque in the Gardens at Mercer!


The HMNS Lecture Series is generously sponsored and made possible by HARC and Kava King.


*All Lectures will be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and begin at 6:30 pm. Reservations are required and can be made directly through HMNS-713-639-4629. Tickets are $12 for TMS members, $18 for non-members.

Four lecture Package: $40 for members, $60 for non-members.


**Held at Mercer. Tickets are $12 for TMS members, $18 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 281-443-8731

***Held at Mercer. Visit for details and pricing.