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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Discover Madagascar: Plant Detectives

June 14 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration Required. Click “Find Out More” to register. Featured Speaker: Peter Phillipson, M.Sc., Associate Curator and Project Manager, Catalogue of Vascular Plants of Madagascar, Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden Associate Curator, Peter Phillipson, tells the story of his scientific journey to discover Clerodendrum kamhyoae, a species from Madagascar new to science.

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Green to Go: The Science of Solid Waste

June 20 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Junior Academy Members, middle and high school students welcome. Click "Find Out More" to register. Earthways Center Green Resources Manager, Jean Ponzi, covers plastics, packaging, batteries, electronics, household hazardous waste, compostables – and more in this informative and fascinating look at the Science of Solid Waste.

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Probiotics, Nutrition, and Aging Successfully

June 27 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Junior Academy Members, middle and high school students welcome. Click "Find Out More" to register. Featured Speaker: John E. Morley, M.B., B.Ch., Professor and Division Chief, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics - Internal Medicine Join us for a fascinating look at what the science says on supplements and health as we uncover some of the mystery and misinformation that surrounds the use of probiotics, nutrition, and healthy aging.

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