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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2017 Educator Workshop: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Technology, Art, and Imagination Create Change

July 24 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Seeking creative ways for your students to visualize, deeply understand, and effectively communicate environmental science concepts? Looking for new ways to connect with peers across disciplines, from science and technology to communications and arts? Wanting to transform your campus and community into your very own learning lab, design studio, and stewardship site?
Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Space is limited to 75 educators. CLICK "Find Out More" to register! Includes light breakfast and lunch each day. This free, 3-day workshop is ideal for classroom teachers and informal educators who serve students from grades 4–12, representing multiple disciplines– science, communications, technology, and the arts. Teams of multi-disciplinary teachers from the same school and/or institution are encouraged. Artists, designers, research professionals, and other community partners are welcome!

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2017 Educator Workshop: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Technology, Art, and Imagination Create Change

July 25 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

FREE 3-Day Educator Workshop | Grades 4 – 12 | July 24 – 26, 2017 | DAY TWO AGENDA: Tuesday, July 25 You must have pre-registered for all 3 days in order to attend. Designed to bring together practitioners from the sciences, arts, technology, communications, and other realms, this 3-day workshop co-convened by Missouri Botanical Garden, The Academy of Science - St. Louis, and the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network of organizations, embraces data-driven, multi-disciplinary, nature-inspired approaches to learning and meaning-making, with an eye on the living world and our role in it.

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A Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Public Seminar: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Art, and Imagination Create Change

July 25 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Register by Monday, July 24. Click “Find Out More” to register. PROGRAM 6:00 p.m. Check-in and Networking 6:45 p.m. Formal Presentations Free wine, beer, and light appetizers Featured Speakers: Leighton Reid, Ph.D. Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden Visualizing Rainforests in Tropical Cow Pastures David George Haskell, Ph.D., author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees The Songs of Trees

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