Missouri Botanical Garden
For our plant-focused students, the Garden is a vibrant scientific home. From partnering with researchers and on-the-ground conservationists to accessing one of the world's largest herbarium collections, our students enjoy many advantages working with and contributing to this world-class botanical institution. The Garden's experts help our students in many plant-related fields, from phylogeny and biogeography to ecology and ethnobotany. Collaboration can be in the lab and library, including DNA extractions and statistics, or in the field and greenhouse, including identification and cultivation of study specimens. Results of these projects help the Garden with its own cultivation and conservation programs, and some of our graduates have continued to work at the Garden even after finishing their degrees at UMSL. It's not just for the botanists, though; no matter your subject area, Harris Center students can benefit from informative lectures and lively journal clubs hosted by the Garden.