Junior Academy of Science

Junior Academy of Science
More than 400 middle and high school students from public, private and home schools across the region experience hands-on opportunities in science, engineering, technology and medicine through the Junior Academy.
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We film a number of our broad range of science speakers, tours, and community-wide public talks, workshops and citizen science events. Find popular talks such as Higgs Boson and the Fate of the Universe and Cyberforensics.
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Landscape Performance Series: Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions

September 12 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Registration is required. CLICK "Find Out More" to register! PROGRAM 5:30 p.m. Check-in and Networking 6:15 p.m. Formal Presentation Featured Speaker: Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation Understanding the environmental, social, and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers. CONTINUING EDUCATION Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

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Taking Pictures: Virtual Reality and Emerging Tech in Geology and Planetary Exploration

September 13 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center. Featured Speaker: Martin Pratt, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Fossett Lab for Virtual Planetary Exploration, Washington University in St. Louis; Adjunct Research Scientist - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Virtual and augmented reality technology provides a new and exciting platform for scientific visualization. Seismologist and research scientist, Dr. Martin Pratt talks about Washington University’s Fossett Lab for Planetary Exploration and its use of augmented reality and Microsoft’s HoloLens to explore both Earth and Mars-based data. And he shares his work with a planetarium show that uses both visuals and sounds to explore seismology and the structure of the Earth. It’s a panoramic story on the use of photography in science today you won’t want to miss.

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Animals and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary

September 21 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Click "Find Out More" to register! Learn all about the five species of threatened and endangered canids at the Endangered Wolf Center, find out what the Center is doing to help preserve wolves and its wild canid residents, how it works to reintroduce these species to the wild, and why this work is vital to a healthy ecosystem and a healthy planet.

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