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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Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz in Forest Park

September 23 All day

The Academy of Science - St. Louis BioBlitz will be held in Forest Park! Here's your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the Academy of Science - St. Louis BioBlitz at Forest Park. Free and open to the public -- all ages welcome! Registration will open in the fall.

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Teen Science Cafe: The Cool Side of the Cosmos

September 28 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Advance registration for Junior Academy members ONLY through Friday, September 23. Click Find Out More to Register. General registration opens Saturday, September 24. Featured Cafe Presenter: Martin H. Israel, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, and The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Fellow, Academy of Science - St. Louis Explore the astrophysics behind cosmic rays and learn why so many astrophysicists travel to Antarctica to conduct their experiments. Participate in a hands-on stratospheric balloon design challenge in this interactive cafe on the Cool Side of the Cosmos.

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Prairie Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes

October 18 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Local and regional practitioners share stories and insights from real-world projects happening in the region, and challenge us all to wildly rethink where we live, work, play, and prosper. Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Mark your calendars and check back soon for registration information! Featured Speakers: Carol Davit, Missouri Prairie Foundation, and a representative from The Land Institute Could native-planted building landscapes help feed our communities? Forty years of plant research and breeding by The Land Institute (Salina, KS) has advanced into global field trials of edible grains TLI has perennialized to grow in the polyculture of a prairie, without fertilizer or pesticides and with minimal energy inputs. TLI recently partnered with Saint Louis University and the Missouri Botanical Garden in a landmark data-gathering effort to further these options to transform agriculture. The Missouri Prairie Foundation, a longtime TLI collaborator, leverages native ecosystem expertise into this mix. Speakers from TLI and MPF will lead a virtual tour of edible prairie potentials. This is Biodiversity for building occupants who eat!

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