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September 2014

Academy of Science BioBlitz in Forest Park!

September 26-27

BioBlitz in Forest Park Here’s your chance to learn everything from bats to birds, crickets to katydids! Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz in Forest Park! Free and open to the public – all ages welcome! Special Educator opportunities.  Click here for more!

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Teen Science Cafe: 3D Printing – The Power to Create

September 30 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
T-Rex,
911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101 United States
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3D printing is a new way of making things. It can make things in plastic and metal, just like most things are made, but what makes it really cool is that it makes physical 3D objects from what you design on a computer. Just like when you use Word or Google Docs to write a report and then get a physical copy on paper through a document printer, 3D printers create a physical 3D object from what you make.

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October 2014

Wild Edibles of the Ozarks

October 1 @ 9:30 am-11:00 am
OASIS at the Center of Clayton,
50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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Registration required. $12 per person. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. REGISTER HERE Featured Speaker: Jim Jordan, University of Missouri – St. Louis Come learn about and taste dishes made from local edible plants as we explore Ozark tradition and lore. Ozark culture was shaped by its landscape, flora and fauna and many settlers foraged and hunted in the forests to supplement what they grew.

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How a Hat Saved a Cat

October 1 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Since 2000, Brad Rutherford has been the director of the Snow Leopard Trust where he has drawn on his experiences in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to develop conservation programs that protect snow leopards and improve the lives of local communities in the cat’s range. For the past 15 years, Brad Rutherford, Director of the Snow Leopard Trust, has worked to turn people/wildlife conflict into people/wildlife prosperity. The Snow Leopard Trust takes a business-oriented approach to conservation. It is…

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Bitter Melon’s Sweet Promise: Fruits and Vegetables Contribute to Cancer Prevention

October 8 @ 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. REGISTER HERE Featured Speaker: Ratna B. Ray, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine Stopping and delaying the growth of tumor cells is key in combating cancer and the terrible toll it takes on the many lives it so unwelcomingly touches. One woman’s research on the use of the therapeutic qualities of…

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After You’re Gone: Green Burials and Bellefontaine Cemetery Tour

October 15 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Bellefontaine Cemetary,
4947 W Florissant Ave, Florissant, MO 63115 United States
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Registration required. $12 per person. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. REGISTER HERE Featured Speakers: Katy Mike Smaistrla, University of Missouri – St. Louis and Bellefontaine Cemetery tour guide Tour St. Louis’s most beautiful cemetery – Bellefontaine – and learn about their options for green burials, free of conventional chemicals and non-renewable resources. During the tour, we’ll discuss the environmental impact of modern burials and the decision to leave a smaller ecological footprint through…

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House Tour: Sustainable and Accessible Design

October 21 @ 9:30 am-11:30 am
House Tour in Maplewood,
7648 Weaver Ave, Maplewood, MO United States
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Registration required. FREE to the first 2 registrants, $12 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. REGISTER HERE 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. Discover how Sustainability and Universal Accessibility can play a key role in…

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Global Change in 1904: Electrification and the Dawn of the Anthropocene

October 21 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum,
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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Featured Speaker: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University An overarching theme at the 1904 World’s Fair was the dramatic worldwide change that would occur because of the anticipated widespread use of electricity. For “electrification” to become a reality, the world would have to tap into bountiful fossil fuel supplies. As we emitted more gases into the atmosphere from fossil fuels, mankind unknowingly began to influence…

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Making Learning Stick: Strategies for Successful Learning

October 23 @ 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
OASIS at the Kirkwood Community Center,
111 South Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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– 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. REGISTER HERE 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 Learning Guess what? Cramming and highlighting aren’t the…

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November 2014

Closing the Loop: Trash or Cash

November 12 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Republic Northside Recycling Facility,
6025 Byassee Drive, Hazelwood, MO 63042 United States
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Registration required. $10 per person. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. REGISTER HERE Featured Speakers: Steve Herring, Republic Services and Jim Jordan, University of Missouri – St. Louis Do you know where the biggest mounds are in our region? Not Cahokia, but the landfills holding our trash! 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…

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December 2014

Backyard Folklore: The History and Use of Native Missouri Wildflowers

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. REGISTER HERE 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…

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

December 4 @ 9:30 am-11:30 am

Registration required. FREE to the first 2 registrants, $11 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. REGISTER HERE 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. We will hear from community leaders and business owners how a Green Dining District creates destinations for delicious food as well as…

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