Lecture and book signing, Make It Stick, The Science of Successful Learning
Registration Required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.
Featured Speaker:Henry L. Roediger, III, Ph.D., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychology, Memory Lab, Washington University in St. Louis; and co-author, Make It Stick, The Science of Successful LearningFind out more
FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required. REGISTER HERE or call 314.533.8586. Featured Speaker: Jennifer Rehg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville At a Teen Science Cafe, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Cafe is presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science members. Have you ever been told that you are “just monkeying around?”…
Registration Required. Free and open to the first 40 Members of the Junior Academy of Science.
Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D., William Ebel, Ph.D., Saint Louis University – Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology and the SLU IEEE Student Branch invite Junior Academy of Science students to participate in the Second Annual Billiken Bots Competition! Junior Academy students will build a light-sensitive robot followed by a robot race with prizes!
Registration required. FREE to the first 2 registrants, $12 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.
Featured Speaker: Jim Jordan, University of Missouri – St. Louis
In this house tour of Jim’s home and yard that was designed and built as an infill you will learn how going green is good for you, your pocketbook and the neighborhood.Find out more
Registration required. $10 per person. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.
Featured Speakers: Steve Herring, Republic Services and Jim Jordan, University of Missouri – St. Louis
Come tour Republic’s North County Recycling Facility in Hazelwood and learn what happens to the items that you put in the single stream recycle bin and what products they become.
2014 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum Biodiversity and Human Development in Madagascar: Lessons from the 8th Continent
FREE and OPEN to ALL, but Registration is Required. A box dinner and light refreshments are included.
The Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum provides an opportunity for interaction between conservation organizations and the general public. This year’s invited Forum Speakers address the social, political and economic context of conservation in Madagascar, the history of conservation efforts, and current research priorities.
FREE REGISTRATION Space is limited. Please register by Monday, November 10.
The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Local practitioners share stories and insights from real-world projects happening in the region, and challenge us all to wildly rethink where we live, work, play, and prosper.
Free wine/cheese and networking starts at 5 p.m. Program starts at 5:30 p.m.
Convened by BiodiverseCity St. Louis and the 100+ network organizations it represents, the Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series returns this November with a spotlight on three major St. Louis plans to invigorate intensely urban districts.
So what’s new about this idea? These designs leverage nature’s brilliance to boost the conventional value of buildings, roadways, and our human use and enjoyment of civic investments. Biodiversity is the strong, unifying theme connecting an arts district, a much publicized new professional/commercial development, and the traveling space between them.
Featured Speaker: Aimee Dunlap, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, University of Missouri – St. Louis How do animals track changes in their environment? When should animals learn about some things better than others, and when should they not learn at all? Should some things be forgotten more quickly? In this fascinating look at how animals learn, University of Missouri biology professor, Aimee Dunlap, explores how we are trying to answer these questions by testing how bumblebees and…
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.
Featured Speaker: David L. Galat, Ph.D., Cooperative Associate Professor, retired, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri; Science Advisor, Great Rivers Partnership, The Nature Conservancy
In this fascinating and important talk on the Missouri River, its geology, ecological history and development—from Lewis and Clark, the steamboat era, and dam building, to the great flood of 1993 and today, Dr. Galat talks about current restoration programs and the 21st century challenges we face in protecting The Big Muddy, our nation’s longest river.
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.
Susan Stiritz, MBA, Ph.D., MSW; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator; Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Specialization in Sexual Health and Education, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
Linda Weiner, MSW, LCSW; AASECT Certified Sex Therapist; Adjunct Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
The hit Showtime program, Masters of Sex, presents a fictionalized account of St. Louis’ own Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and sexual disorders. Join Susan Stiritz and Linda Weiner of the Brown School at Washington University for a fascinating look at the real Masters & Johnson.
Featured Speaker: Jeffrey I Gordon, Ph.D., Academy Fellow and 2012 Peter H. Raven Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Lifetime Award recipient; Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome! Check with your teacher, you may be able to attend for extra credit! Proof of attendance available following the presentation. Parking is free in the Zoo’s North Lot. Mark your…