Whether you are a resident, property owner, business owner, employee, or student, you are invited to be a part of 39 North and join in a variety of activities with others from throughout the district.


Join us this summer for a 2-Day life science summer camp to learn more about biotechnology and how scientists are coping with the challenges of climate change and the growing demand for food.  Participants can expect to explore hands-on lab activities such as DNA extractions, chromatography, gel electrophoresis, and more! Camp is offered at no cost and includes lunch each day.  Funded by the STLCC Center for Plant and Life Sciences.  Face mask required.  Contact: Lee Douangkeomany,  at odouangkeomany@stlcc.edu or 314.513-4950 for more information.


Join the hangout the second Friday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. Network with like-minded peers, biotech alumni, and STEM professionals. Hear from guest presenters on a variety of topics including bioscience career pathways, biotech club activities, biotech-related industry, and more!  RSVP to Lee at odouangkeomany@stlcc.edu

AGTECH NEXT 2021: Seeing Things Differently

If the last twelve months have taught us anything, it’s the need to continually refresh our perspectives, and actively adapt to change. Join us for a fall series of virtual conference sessions around the theme of Climate Change: Seeing Things Differently – seeing this historic and fundamental challenge to the viability of our planet as an exceptional opportunity. The fall series will feature globally recognized leaders who are catalyzing innovation to mitigate climate change at three major intersections:

  • Carbon and Environmental Markets
  • Geospatial and Location Science
  • Food Security

Join the AgTech NEXT network of entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, and industry experts for a bold exchange on climate change. Sign Up for Updates!


The Danforth Plant Science Center’s primary concern is and will always be the safety of our community, colleagues and guests.  In light of recent COVID-19 developments in the St. Louis region, the Danforth Center has cancelled all external events through April including Venture Cafe Night@39N. We are taking this step out of caution at a time of uncertainty about the extent of COVID-19 spread in the St. Louis region.

Instead of on-site meetings, Venture Cafe @ 39 North gatherings have gone virtual!  We are partnering with the global Venture Cafe community on virtual gatherings every Thursday.

Join us and participate!  Starting at 3PM you can check-in  Yes, this will update your visit count!

  1. Go go venturecafestl.org
  2. Click the Join Our Virtual Gathering Button
  3. You’ll be taken to the Venture Cafe landing page & FAQ
  4. If you don’t have Zoom you can download it there or here
  5. After you check-in, you’ll be brought to our Virtual Gathering page with the lineup of talks from STL and the broader Venture Café global network!