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From in-depth lectures to private behind-the-scenes tours, the Academy of Science - St. Louis offers a wide range of events catering to all ages and backgrounds. Explore all that the Academy has to offers by reviewing our upcoming events below or by clicking on the calendar to the right. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

The Academy of Science presents science speakers, community-wide public seminars, talks and workshops, to increase awareness and understanding of science and its powerful role in our public and private lives. The Academy does not endorse any company, institution, or individual.

 
Upcoming Academy of Science Events
Jul 30th, 2014 (Wed)
Forensic Science: What’s Real, What’s Not? What’s Cool, What’s Hot
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special Partnership Presentation

Featured Speaker: Bryan Hampton, Bryan Hampton, Director, Criminalistics Laboratory, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department

Hear about the hot topics in forensics and its role in solving cold cases. Forensic scientist and St. Charles County Criminalistics Lab director Bryan Hampton takes a look at the realities of forensic science and debunks some of the often-glamorized science’s common myths. You’ll learn about the tools used in the crime lab and how the efforts of forensic scientists today impact the crimes of tomorrow.

To be held at:
St. Charles County Library
Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376-2420

Registration required. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.



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Aug 4th, 2014 (Mon)
From the Wild to the Plate
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Special Partnership Presentation

Featured Speaker: Patti Wright, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Food Crops of American origin—chocolate, chili peppers, corn, manioc, peanuts, potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes—provide nourishment and dietary variety to millions of people throughout the world. Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the U.S.? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history, and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.

To be held at:
St. Charles County Library
Middendorf-Kredell Branch
2750 Hwy K
O'Fallon, MO 63368-7859

Registration required. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.



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Aug 12th, 2014 (Tue)
Crafting Beer: The Science of Brewing
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Perspectives on Science & History Series

Featured Speaker: Florian Kuplent, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

There's more to beer than hops and yeast. Join Florian Kuplent, Co-Founder and Brewmaster of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., as he discusses the science behind craft beers and Beer Divergency, a unique philosophy that puts a modern spin on traditional brewing, while paying homage to the old.

Presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on display at the Museum through August 17, 2014.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

Presented in partnership with:

 
Aug 18th, 2014 (Mon)
Hope is the Thing With Feathers: Americans and Three Birds
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Lecture & book signing.

Featured Speaker: Joel Greenberg, Research Associate of both the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum; author of A Natural History of the Chicago Region and A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

Join us for a lecture and book signing by Joel Greenberg, who has over 25 years of experience working on natural resource-related issues in the Midwest.

This presentation looks at three birds, each representing a different outcome at the hands of people. With a population in the billions, the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America. Yet within a matter of decades, unrelenting human exploitation drove it to extinction. The Kirtland's warbler has since historical times bred in a very limited range and within narrow habitat parameters. Although it costs a million dollars a year, we now know how to maintain healthy populations. The whooping crane declined to 23 living individuals twice. Extensive conservation work has been devoted to saving this charismatic species, but its fate is still an open question. Learn more about these species and what can be done to save them at this exciting lecture.

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.


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Aug 27th, 2014 (Wed)
Foodshed: A Tale of Two Tomatoes
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

On Science Series

Featured Speakers: Jim Jordan, Senior Coordinator, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Missouri – St. Louis AND Katie Belise-Iffrig, Author, Going Green for the GENIUS

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” – Aldo Leopold

Photo credit: Schlafly

Conventionally grown tomatoes may travel more than 1,100 miles to get to your plate. Join us at Schafly Bottleworks on Farmers Market Day as we explore how food is grown, distributed and sold. We’ll tour Schafly’s Organic Garden and have dinner (food and beverage costs not included) at the Bottleworks where you can sample a dish prepared from the garden. When it comes to eating food that is good for you and for the planet, the best advice is to consider the source.

Foodshed is an On Science offering of the Power of Place: Sustaining our Food, Water and Urban Landscapes Series
Programs may be taken individually or as a series. Through trips and tours around town, discussions and activities, you'll explore green ideas, ethical considerations, actions you can take, and sustainability efforts in the St. Louis region. Each program ends with an analysis in which you apply what you just learned to a current project.

To be held at:
Schafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143

Registration required. $14 per person. Enroll in all three programs in our Power of Place series for just $36 and save $2 per program. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.

For more information on the additional Power of Place events, including Urbanshed and Watersh(E)dification, please visit the On Science Series page.



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Sep 16th, 2014 (Tue)
Watersh(E)dification: Making the Invisible Visible
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On Science Series

Featured Speakers: Jim Jordan, Senior Coordinator, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Missouri – St. Louis AND Katie Belise-Iffrig, Author, Going Green for the GENIUS

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.” – Aldo Leopold

We all live in a watershed that often defines the way we live, work and play. Join us on a historic journey that explores how St. Louisans are inextricably linked by their common watercourse and how it shapes our community. We’ll have the opportunity to discover the Watershed Cairns exhibit through the eyes of its co-creator, Libby Reuter. Lecture and tour at Missouri History Museum.

Watersh(E)dification is an On Science offering of the Power of Place: Sustaining our Food, Water and Urban Landscapes Series
Programs may be taken individually or as a series. Through trips and tours around town, discussions and activities, you'll explore green ideas, ethical considerations, actions you can take, and sustainability efforts in the St. Louis region. Each program ends with an analysis in which you apply what you just learned to a current project.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis 63112

Registration required. $14 per person. Enroll in all three programs in our Power of Place series for just $36 and save $2 per program. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.

For more information on the additional Power of Place events, including Urbanshed and Foodshed, please visit the On Science Series page.



Power of Place co-sponsor:

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Sep 26th, 2014 (Fri) -- Sep 27th, 2014 (Sat)
Academy of Science BioBlitz in Forest Park, Save-the-Date!
Time:

BioBlitz in Forest Park, Save-the-Date!
Details coming soon!