Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the Botanical Society of America (BSA) is the
501(c)(3) non-profit organization that publishes the renowned American Journal of Botany,
named one of the Top 10 most influential journals over the last 100 years in the field of biology & medicine. The BSA is one of the world's largest scientific societies with over 3200 members from 80 countries devoted to the study of plants and allied organisms, and functions as the umbrella organization covering all specialties; plant biology, including development, physiology, reproductive biology, evolution, phycology, genetics, mycology, ecology, systematics, molecular biology, and paleobotany.
PlantingScience is a partnership of 14 Scientific Societies and led by the Botanical Society of America. The Science magazine award-winning program was developed to help improve science literacy by supporting inquiry-based STEM education. PlantingScience actively supports teachers to engage their students in the scientific process by connecting practicing scientist mentors with small teams of students for student-led and student-developed research projects spanning a 3-10+ week period. The program is run at no cost for teachers/schools. PlantingScience has served thousands students and their teachers, and has over 900 scientist mentors volunteering in the program.