Summer is the Time to Volunteer

It’s that time of the year again. The Missouri temperature warms your winter skin and the cool, blue water of the swimming pool calls your name.  Hot dogs and hamburgers are on the grill and the kids are playing in the backyard. And then…the second week of summer begins. The humid temperature skyrockets (as does […]


2020 St. Louis Arts Awards honorees announced

The Arts and Education Council has announced seven honorees for the 2020 St. Louis Arts Awards.


Summer in St. Louis

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out!


Arts & Effort Continues As RAC Looks To Unite The Arts Community

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is continuing to move forward on their grand vision of harmonizing, strengthening and purposefully directing the work and resources of the arts community.

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Climb High With The Monkeys At The Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo has debuted its plans for the creation of Primate Canopy Trails, an $11.5 million, 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion of the Primate House.


New Fashion Manufacturing Center Expected To Be A “Game-Changer” For Fashion In St. Louis

“John and I moved here primarily because we don’t want to have just these 90 machines, we want to have 500 machines, 1000 machines, not just create 50 jobs, but 500 jobs that are sustainable and well paying – that you can raise a family on,” said Lewis.


Systemic changes in racial bias addressed at Missouri History Museum through short film ‘Other People’

Aisha Sultan’s short film, “Other People”, was screened at the Missouri History Museum Thursday evening, and was followed by a panel discussion, in association with the St. Louis Press Club.

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Remembering McDonnell Aircraft, NASA Pioneer Robert “Bob” Schepp

Bob Schepp helped make history as part of the Checkout Trailer crew for America’s first manned space flight on May 5, 1961.


36 hours in St. Louis revisited

The New York Times had some great recommendations on what to do and where to visit if you’re only in town for 36 hours. We wanted to give you some visual elements to the story, so you can have a look for yourself.

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Period Poverty Prevalent In St. Louis, Study Finds

On International Women’s Day, over 100 women, and a few men gathered at the YWCA to learn about the impact period poverty has on families, society and low-income women trying to climb out of economic strife. The event was hosted by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

“Our mission is focused on economic independence to women and girls, and having access to period supplies effects girl’s attendance at school, it affects women going to work, if women are making choices about buying period supplies or buying food for their families, that’s a key to economic security and we wanted to shine a light on that,” said Lisa Picker, the executive director of the Women’s Foundation who hosted the event.


Take a walk in one of St. Louis’ gorgeous parks for National Take a Walk in the Park Day

National Take a Walk in the Park day is March 30. Here are some of the best places around St. Louis to go take a walk.


HEC Media winner of 2019 NEA Friend of Education Award

HEC wins the highest honor from the National Education Association, the Horace Mann “Friend of Education” award.


Learn a little about Pi Day

March 14 is a day for “schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.”


Art, Flowers, Community Energize “Art in Bloom” at Saint Louis Art Museum

“Art in Bloom” once again returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum this weekend.


Saint Louis Art Museum acquires ‘Charles I’ by Kehinde Wiley

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently purchased “Charles I,” a large-scale painting by Kehinde Wiley and one of the standout works from the recent exhibition of Wiley’s paintings at the museum. This painting is one of two works in the exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis” that Wiley based on a 1633 portrait of the English […]

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The Regional Arts Commission Is Positioning Itself To Remake The Arts And Cultural Scene In St. Louis

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has big plans for St. Louis.

They recently released Arts &, a report on the state of arts & culture in our region that addressed concerns for the long-term vitality of the creative community here, as well as some ideas of how the arts can help us address significant issues in the community.

On Friday, they laid out more of how RAC will move that effort forward.

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Diversion Programs Highlighted, Praised at Recent #STLProsecutors Event

“Crime is a public health crisis,” Kim Gardener, Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, said at a recent town hall hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and Forward Through Ferguson this January. “The source of crime is lack of opportunity and hopelessness.”

The event brought together the four prosecutors for our region. Gardner, Wesley Bell, the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Tim Lohmar, Prosecuting Attorney for St. Charles County, and Jeff Jensen, the U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.


Growing, Learning, Through Play

Play-MO is a new organization whose primary objective is to promote child-directed play.


28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States.


A&E ‘Keeps Art Happening’ with St. Louis Arts Awards

Monday evening was an evening of artful celebration in St. Louis through the Arts and Education Council’s (A&E) Arts Awards.


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announces major, new changes in 2019

Under Tom Ridgely’s second year tenure as Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Festival has announced exciting changes and productions for 2019.

Science & Technology

What is a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ and when to see it

It’s the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. Don’t miss it!


27 Daily Habits Practiced by Successful People

Doing the same things day after day is fine, as long as your habits push you to be your most productive and healthy self.


Books to read while you’re stuck inside during the winter storm

Take a look back at some of our favorite authors and their works while the snow and ice are keeping you inside!


Inspire your heart with art

Everyone seems to love something about the arts. Whether it’s dabbling with clay, singing in a choir, or listening to a free park concert, there is something for the creative soul that resides in all of us. But did you know that the arts, in all their varied forms, have some serious brain benefits as well?


Kennedy Holmes, The Voice finalist, to perform at St. Louis Arts Awards

Kennedy Holmes, finalist of season 15 on NBC’s The Voice, has been added to the entertainment line-up at the Arts and Education Council’s St. Louis Arts Awards Jan. 21.


Kranzberg Arts Foundation Developing New Literary Arts Venue in Grand Center

The High Low will combine a literary center, library, gallery, and collaborative work space with a community café on Washington Avenue.


Saint Louis Art Museum makes $2.75 million Caspar David Friedrich purchase

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently acquired “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” a landscape painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. The museum purchased the painting Dec. 12 at auction at Sotheby’s in London for a total price of $2.75 million


Shop Small, Shop Local: A St.Louis Gift Guide

Consider shopping local for your holiday gifts.

Science & Technology

Rapid Detection of Infections with Bacterioscan for UTIs & More Underway

Bacterioscan is FDA approved for urinary tract infections. The St. Louis-based company also has plans to provide rapid detection of other infections.


Don’t let the holidays put a break to learning

The holidays can be a trying time for parents and teachers. Let Educate.Today keep the kids entertained and educated!


Looking Back on a Successful 2018

Thanks For A Wonderful 2018 – It’s Going To Be Quite a 2019!

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Introducing a new platform: podcasts

Life is busy and it seems everyone is constantly on the go. That’s why HEC is making it easier for you to enjoy our content in a way that works for you.

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

By Christina Chastain The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate […]


Building on the Foundation of The Rep – Steven Woolf to Hana Sharif

Sharif, a fiercely independent and passionate playwright, director, and producer, is currently the associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage. She will take over The Rep from Steven Woolf, who has held the position for more than 30 years.

Science & Technology

The Hype Around Hyperloop: The Show-Me State Isn’t the Only One in the Running for Virgin Hyperloop One

High-speed travel through a tube-travel system from St. Louis to Kansas City in 28 minutes is not only possible, a new study says it’s also safe and sustainable. But other locations are in the race.


Fifteen area schools awarded grants for arts education projects

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) and Maritz have awarded 15 area schools with grants to support classroom-based art projects during the 2018-19 academic year.


World Mental Health Day: Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Mood

By Jerome Sarris and Joe Firth When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for […]


Make a Difference Programing on HEC

Bringing Free Libraries to the Community: St. Louis Promise Zone The St. Louis Promise Zone has partnered with the St. Louis County Library to provide 50 community library boxes all around the Promise Zone in north St. Louis County. Their aim is to increase literacy and readership and strengthen education outcomes in high poverty communities. […]


Volunteer Opportunities for Make a Difference Day

Have you ever been at line at Starbucks and have the person in front of you pay for your order? It starts a chain-effect, called paying it forward, that will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. Or has someone sincerely complimented you or helped you out in a situation […]

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