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December 2014

Backyard Folklore: The History and Use of Native Missouri Wildflowers

Tuesday, December 2 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
OASIS at the Center of Clayton,
50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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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: Ashley Glenn, Research Specialist, Sacred Seeds Program Manager and American Indian Ethnobotany Program Manager, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

When you look out your window you may see weeds, scrub, or pretty flowers, but the Native American living in our region found food, medicine, and magic. Learn the stories of these useful plant species in the St. Louis area and how to use them yourself in this fun and fact-filled look at Missouri’s Sacred Seeds.

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Reversing Time, Photoacoustics and Other Optical Breakthroughs in Biomedical Imaging

Wednesday, December 3 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Featured Speaker: Lihong Wang, Ph.D., Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; Academy Fellow and recipient, 2014 Academy of Science James B. Eads Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Award

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.

Learn more about these important engineering breakthroughs in this fascinating talk with internationally renowned photoacoustics expert, Lihong Wang.

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Maplewood’s Green Dining District: The Nation’s First

Thursday, December 4 @ 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Registration required. WAIT LIST ONLY AS OF 11/22/14. FREE to the first 2 registrants, $11 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.

Featured Speakers: Olivia Engel, Green Dining Alliance and Jim Jordan, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Join us on a walking tour as we visit participating eateries and stores in downtown Maplewood.

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The Big Muddy: An Ecological History of the Missouri River and 21st Century Challenges

Tuesday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum,
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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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.

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February 2015

Science Seminar Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Pioneering Science. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Kirkwood High School Keating Theater,
801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Conservation Conversations Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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The Real Master of Sex—Virginia Johnson: A Legacy Lost, Found and Disputed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum,
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

Featured Speakers:
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
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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.

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March 2015

Science Seminar Series talk on the human gut microbiome. Check back soon for details!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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…

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Conservation Conversations Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Pioneering Science. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Kirkwood High School Keating Theater,
801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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April 2015

Science Seminar Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Conservation Conversations Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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October 2015

Science Seminar Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Conservation Conversations Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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November 2015

Science Seminar Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Conservation Conversations Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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December 2015

Science Seminar Series. Topic TBA. Mark your calendar and check back soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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