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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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Using Microscopes to Explore the Soil Web of Life: A Hands-On Workshop for Educators

November 2 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to formal and informal teachers and educators. Registration is required. Non-educators are welcome to register to be added to a wait-list and will be contacted if space becomes available. Space is limited to 60.

To register for this event as a teacher or educator, or to be added to the wait-list for this event as a non-educator, CLICK HERE.

Featured Workshop Instructor: Elaine Ingham, Ph.D., founder, President and Director, Research for Soil Foodweb Inc. Learn how to use microscopes to explore with Dr. Elaine Ingham some of the following questions:
  • What organisms are present in the soil and/or on the foliage of your plants?
  • Which organisms are beneficial and which ones are harmful to plants?

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The Soil Web of Life

November 2 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration is required. CLICK "Find Out More" to register! Registration deadline is Thursday, October 26. Parking is FREE in the MICDS lot. CLICK HERE for campus map and detailed information on where to park. PROGRAM 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception and Networking (includes refreshments) 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dr. Elaine Ingham Presentation 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Q & A Featured Speaker: Elaine Ingham, Ph.D., founder, President and Director, Research for Soil Foodweb Inc. Join Dr. Elaine Ingham as she speaks on how to grow healthy plants while improving infiltration rates in your soil and water quality in our local streams. For landscaping and gardening enthusiasts, addressing scales of property from backyards to municipal holdings to corporate and institutional campuses. Learn about:

  • What organisms are present in the soil and on the foliage of your plants.
  • How these organisms can be managed to grow healthy plants and minimize weed growth with the least expensive inputs into the system.
  • How and why to reverse soil compaction, reduce soil erosion, and improve infiltration rates on your property.

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Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet

November 7 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

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Special thanks to Over the Horizon sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.

Featured Speaker: David Thoreson, Senior Advisor, Geoversiv Foundation; Explorers Club Fellow; TED speaker; and recent participant, Nobel Peace Prize Forum and UN Oceans Conference David Thoreson brings a unique set of experiences as an explorer of the Earth’s changing climate at the edges of the planet. As an expedition sailor, and photographer, David presents an eye-witness account of the climate change impacts to sensitive Arctic and ocean environments. Copies of David's book, Over the Horizon, available for purchase and signing by the author following the presentation.

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