Events

Next Monthly Meeting

February 14, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Program:
Guest Speaker Leo Chance

Leo Chance is a professional gardener and speaker based in Colorado. He has worked as a plant buyer and propagator, and is known for his expertise in cold-hardy plants. He is the author of Cacti & Succulents for Cold Climates. Additional information on his program for this meeting will be posted soon.

For regular programs, please contact Susan Carpentier (cuervo28@swbell.net) or Ralph Olliges (rolliges@webster.edu) in advance of the meeting if you would like to get on the list to show video or photos, and talk about your plants.

Several e-mail message reminders will be distributed before the meeting, as well as messages that include a link to Zoom and the meeting ID. Zoom meeting information is also provided in the Digest newsletter.

If you need additional help or would like to practice using Zoom, please contact one of the following members well before the meeting:

Susan Carpentier – cuervo28@swbell.net
Nikki Murdick – nmurdick@gmail.com
Marge Williams – maggiewms@aol.com

Zoom

Zoom is a videoconferencing software program that allows multiple users with higher-speed Internet connections to “meet” via desktop computers and mobile devices. You can automatically download and install the Zoom application or access meetings using an Internet browser. (Click for Windows and MacOS system requirements.)

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download at https://Zoom.us/download.

Remote Viewing Etiquette

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1. Please toggle audio and video OFF while watching to preserve bandwidth integrity.

2. When showing plant video, try to use strong front light and control camera shake, which causes images to pixelate. Use “Share Screen” to show picture files on your computer. This is not for video.

3. Use “Chat” to ask questions.

The program starts at 2:00 p.m., but Susan Carpentier will typically be on the Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m.


Non-COVID Meeting Locations & Times

Missouri Botanical Garden
Ridgway Center
4344 Shaw Blvd., just south of I-44

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
1:00-1:45 p.m. – Social hour
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Show and tell
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Program
3:00-3:15 p.m. – Break
3:15-4:00 p.m. – Business meeting


Upcoming HSCSS Events

  • January 10, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Tom Glavich
  • February 14, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Leo Chance
  • March 14, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker: Dan Mahr
  • April 11, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – Bob Williams on the Galapagos Islands
  • May 2, 2021 – Monthly Meeting
  • June 13, 2021 – Monthly Meeting