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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Amazing Avian Adaptations (in 2 parts) Workshop & Walking Tour Sessions

September 8 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration for both sessions is required. Free to the first 5 registrants. COST is $22 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Junior Academy Members, middle and high school students welcome. Click "Find Out More" to register! This engaging and interactive two-session program introduces you to the reasons why birds fly, how they communicate and express themselves, and the anatomy and physiology behind their senses and lifestyles. The first evening is a classroom presentation and lab followed by a Saturday morning Zoo bird walking tour (one mile over rolling paved paths). Session One: Thursday, Sept 8, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ the Center of Clayton Session Two: Saturday, Sept 10, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. @ the Saint Louis Zoo

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Amazing Avian Adaptations (in 2 parts) Final Walking Tour Session Two

September 10 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration for both sessions of this two-part series was required. You must have registered for Session One on Thursday, September 8 in order to attend the September 10 walking tour. This two-session program introduces you to the reasons why birds fly, how they communicate and express themselves, and the anatomy and physiology behind their senses and lifestyles. The first evening is a classroom presentation and lab followed by a Saturday morning Zoo bird walking tour (one mile over rolling paved paths).

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Astronomy with a Microscope: Studying Stardust in the Laboratory

September 13 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. Almost every element on earth was formed from the heart of a star. Join Washington University Research Professor, Dr. Christine Floss, for an up close look at the stuff of which we are made-- stardust.

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