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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Building Your Own Spaceship!

June 8 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! Featured Speaker: Brian Stofiel, Propulsion Engineer; CEO, Stofiel Aerospace LLC Want to learn how to quickly prototype and design experiments to produce results in an efficient and affordable way? Then this fascinating talk includes information on cubesats, hobby rockets, and large scale rocketry. And demos!

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Civil Rights and Restorative Justice in the Age of Polarization

June 14 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: David Cunningham, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis Sociology professor, David Cunningham, examines the relationship between longstanding campaigns to resist civil rights gains and today's deeply polarized political system, and highlights how a range of ongoing restorative justice initiatives seek to bridge these divisions.

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St. Louis BeeBlitz

June 17 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL! Nature lovers, concerned citizens, science enthusiasts and pollinator lovers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. (Age limits may apply for those collecting data to ensure data quality.) Registration is required. CLICK "Find Out More" to register! Space is limited. Register early! To register a group of more than 6, contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann at 314-218-5307 or nicolem42@webster.edu. Help us take a snap-shot in time of the bees of Forest Park! Get outside on Saturday, June 17, to kick off National Pollinator Week and join the Saint Louis Bee Brigade in a ‘photo survey’ to photograph all the bees we see at different locations in the park. You'll learn a bit about bees and bee biology and how to photograph these critically important and declining pollinators in this citizen science research effort to save the wild bees!

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