Educational Purpose/Focus of Trial of Bush Honeysuckle
Integration with the Interpretive Themes of Gateway Arch National Park
The rights and responsibilities of citizenship as symbolized by
the Old Courthouse as a crucible of change.
Educating adults and youth about our responsibility for decision-making and management
of historical, cultural, natural resources.
Ecological knowledge is needed to make responsible decisions.
Anticipating results of our actions, e.g. from importing plant species that could become invasive
such as Bush Honeysuckle has.
Integrating sustainability perspectives into decision-making and into information-gathering
that informs our decisions/actions.
The Judicial Process as a vehicle to communicate the many points around the issue
of Bush Honeysuckle having become an invasive plant.
Our roles as citizens in the court system
To provide a venue for dialogue and civic engagement, empowering connections between significant historical events and possible solutions to issues in contemporary society.