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October 2014

Making Learning Stick: Strategies for Successful Learning

Thursday, 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.

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

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The Tangled Jungle Path to Primatology Teen Science Cafe

Thursday, October 23 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
St. Charles County Library – Spencer Road Branch,
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 United States
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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?”…

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Billiken Bots – Robot Race! Build and Race Light Sensitive Robots!

Saturday, October 25 @ 9:30 am-1:00 pm

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!

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House Tour: Sustainable and Accessible Design

Tuesday, October 28 @ 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.

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.

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November 2014

Closing the Loop: Trash or Cash

Wednesday, November 5 @ 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.

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.

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2014 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum Biodiversity and Human Development in Madagascar: Lessons from the 8th Continent

Wednesday, November 5 @ 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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.

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Urban Vitality & Ecology: Nature as an Economic Developer

Wednesday, November 12 @ 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Center,
4500 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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.

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

Tuesday, November 18 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Kirkwood High School Keating Theater,
801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Bumblebees, Birds and Genius Flies: How Animals Learn to Make Choices

Wednesday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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…

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

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

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

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

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