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January 2015

Nanotechnology Teen Science Cafe: The Science of the Small

Wednesday, January 28 @ 5:30 pm
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center,
520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required.

Featured Speaker: Suzanne Lapi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine

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.

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February 2015

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

Tuesday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Kirkwood High School Keating Theater,
801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Wednesday, February 11 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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

Wednesday, February 11 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Evaluation 101: The Evaluation Plan – Determining the Essential Information You Need to Know

Thursday, February 12 @ 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Academy of Science – St. Louis,
5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
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This workshop is designed to introduce those new to evaluation to the processes of thinking about, planning, implementing and reporting an evaluation across a variety of settings. In interactive sessions, you will be guided through the use of a logic model to define and clarify the different levels of objectives in your organization. Participants will engage in exploratory activities to determine the strategies and resources needed to best accomplish these stated objectives.

Registration is required.
This workshop costs $55 per person and is a partnership program of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is being offered as part of the University’s Environmental Education Program Evaluation Chancellor’s Certificate.

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The Real Master of Sex—Virginia Johnson: A Legacy Lost, Found and Disputed

Tuesday, February 17 @ 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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Supporting Your Mission & Reporting to Fundraisers: Evaluation That Builds Capacity

Wednesday, February 18 @ 8:30 am-12:30 pm

This workshop is highly interactive as you share ideas with your peers. You will develop objectives that guide your evaluation program to meet your mission and funder’s wishes. You will leave with a partially developed action plan to finish and implement at your organization. Resources will be shared that provide guidance and examples to support your efforts to help better accomplish your mission and provide funders with the information they require.

Registration is required. This workshop costs $40 per person and is a partnership program of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is being offered as part of the University’s Environmental Education Program Evaluation Chancellor’s Certificate.

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Thursday, February 19 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Friday, February 20 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Wednesday, February 25 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Thursday, February 26 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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March 2015

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

Wednesday, March 4 @ 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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Changes in Memory and Cognition with Normal Aging and Beyond

Tuesday, March 10 @ 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. REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Check the calendar for additional talks in the series, UNFORGETTABLE: TALKS ON The Science of Memory on March 12, 26 and May 13.

Featured Speaker: Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director, Neuropsychology Division, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University neuropsychologist, Dr. Lauren Schwarz, discusses the common cognitive changes that occur with aging and pays particular attention to how to differentiate between normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and dementia.

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Stress on the Brain: How Stress Affects the Way We Think, Remember, and Connect with Others

Thursday, March 12 @ 10:30 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. REGISTRATION COMING SOON.

Check the calendar for additional talks in the series, UNFORGETTABLE: TALKS ON The Science of Memory on March 26 and May 13.

Featured Speaker: Tony W. Buchanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Experimental Program: Cognition and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University

Everyone believes that stress leads to poor memory. But stress is necessary for survival and can also have positive effects on memory function as well as on how we relate to other people. Recent work from Saint Louis University professor, Dr. Tony Buchanan’s lab demonstrates that stress is not all bad and, under some conditions, plays a positive role in how we interact with others.

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What Happens to the Trash? A Hands-on Environmental Geology and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Tuesday, March 17 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Talk with Engineers – Chemists – Biologists – Geologists! If it isn’t recycled or composted, what happens to all that trash after it makes its way from the dumpster to the dump? Out of sight, out of mind? Not for the scientists and engineers responsible for figuring out how to manage all that trash once it makes its way to our nation’s landfills. Meet with and hear the personal career path stories of some of these scientists and engineers in…

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

Wednesday, March 18 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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On the Rocks: Asteroids, Comets and Cocktails

Thursday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 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. REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, ret’d., Washington University in St. Louis

What do comets and asteroids tell us about the early days and formation of our solar system? Robotic missions are now in orbit around an asteroid and a comet, but human missions are likely in the future. Marvel at NASA and European images from the spacecraft that are exploring these ancient worlds of ice and rock, learn about the results from their explorations and peek at the future of human missions while you sit back, relax and enjoy a cocktail in this out of this world talk on asteroids and comets.

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Wednesday, March 25 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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Make it Stick: Strategies for Successful Learning

Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm-8:30 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. REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Check the calendar for additional talks in the series, UNFORGETTABLE: TALKS ON The Science of Memory on May 13.

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

— lecture and book signing; Books available for purchase and signing by the author.

Cramming and highlighting aren’t the golden tickets to long-term recall. Psychological research shows that people often use ineffective strategies to learn and remember. Washington University Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, Henry Roediger, talks about why this happens, discusses which common strategies are ineffective and should be avoided, and describes strategies that promote effective learning and long-term remembering.

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Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Friday, March 27 @ 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Four fun, informative and fast-paced, 20-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals, explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden. Bring: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: If you would like…

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