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February 2018
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Teen Science Cafe—Seeding the Future: Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification

Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Monsanto-Chesterfield Campus,
MO United States

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FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and ALL area middle and high school students. Registration required. Advance registration for Junior Academy members ONLY through Saturday, February 17. General registration opens Sunday, February 18.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 21. Click “Find Out More” to register!

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6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities

Featured Cafe Presenter: Lisa Kanizay, Ph.D., Reproductive Biology Scientist, Monsanto Company

Cafe Topic:
Modern breeding relies on many tools and technologies to produce plant varieties that provide farmers and growers with predictable, consistent results. Today scientists use everything from machine learning to naturally occurring biological processes, such as haploid induction, (a process used to speed plant breeding) to create these varieties. Try out some of the plant breeding methods scientists use in this hands-on cafe for teens and discuss genetic modification and what those words mean to a scientist.

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March 2018
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Science and Sustainability Open House

Saturday, March 3 @ 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

FREE, two day event! Sat, Mar 3 and Sun, Mar 4; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm daily. OPEN to ALL!

Go Behind the Science with Missouri Botanical Garden Botanists!
Science and Conservation Open House
Monsanto Center

Join Missouri Botanical Garden botanists for an open house at the Monsanto Center, including the library and herbarium.

Meet the Garden’s Sustainability Experts!
EarthWays Center – the Garden Sustainability Division – Open House
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education

Free
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Science and Sustainability Open House

Day Two of this FREE, two day event! Sat, Mar 3 and Sun, Mar 4; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm daily. OPEN to ALL!

Go Behind the Science with Missouri Botanical Garden Botanists!
Science and Conservation Open House
Monsanto Center

Join Missouri Botanical Garden botanists for an open house at the Monsanto Center, including the library and herbarium.

Meet the Garden’s Sustainability Experts!
EarthWays Center – the Garden Sustainability Division – Open House
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education

Free
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Fire in Space

Thursday, March 8 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Bridgeton Trails Branch,
3455 McKelvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044 United States
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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!

Featured Speaker: Richard Axelbaum, Ph.D., The Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science; and Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Advanced Combustion & Energy Research, Washington University in St. Louis

Fire has always been essential to human existence, but today, fire has gone where no fire has gone before… into space. And the results will surprise you. Join Washington University’s Richard Axelbaum as he explores combustion experiments on board the International Space Station.

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Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Tuesday, March 13 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36,
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Registration is required. CLICK “Find Out More” for details and to register! to register.

Explore the mission and metrics behind Paul Hawkin’s, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, including practical, local solutions in action.

PROGRAM
5:30-6:00 pm – Registration & Networking (includes refreshments)
6:00-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

Featured Speakers:
Erika Boeing, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Accelerate Wind, a 2016 Arch Grants recipient
Charlie Hopper, Executive Director, Hardesty Renaissance, Kansas City MO
Mary Ostafi, Executive Director, Urban Harvest STL

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Define Project Drawdown and its goals.
Describe the process and metrics used to determine the 80 most substantive solutions to global warming.
Examine multiple solutions to global warming.
Explore case studies of local solutions in action – showcasing practical applications and regional relevance.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1.5 GBCI CE Hour and 1.5 AIA LU/HSW

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April 2018
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The Songbird—Tree Connection

Thursday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch,
300 Clarkson Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States
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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!

Featured Speaker: Mitch Leachman, Executive Director, St. Louis Audubon Society

Learn about the connection between our backyard birds and native Missouri trees. From food to shelter and space to reproduce, trees and shrubs are essential to songbirds across our community. The average suburban lot may support 20-30 bird species, but a bit of careful planting with Missouri natives may create a space that supports over 100 species!

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May 2018
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Squishing Rocks to Study Earth’s Interior

Monday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Natural Bridge Branch,
7606 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4905 United States
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FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!

Featured Speaker: Philip Skemer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Director, Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Associate Director, Institute of Materials Science & Engineering (IMSE); Principal Investigator, Rock Deformation Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

Geologist and geophysicist Philip Skemer looks at how rocks can be deformed in the lab and how these experiments are providing new insight into the structure and evolution of Earth and other planets.

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Underground Panoramas: Urban Archaeology and Unearthing St. Louis History at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Site

Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Missouri History Museum,
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.

Featured Speaker: Joe Harl, Principal Investigator, NGA Site Dig; archaeologist, Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis

In 2016, archaeological data-recovery investigations were conducted at the 97-acre north St. Louis site of the future home of the new western headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Found artifacts at the site dating from the 1850s – 1950s offer a panoramic view of historical St. Louis and provide a new understanding of our own past. Archaeologist and NGA Site Principal Investigator, Joe Harl, shares how urban archaeology is conducted and discusses findings at the site.

Underground Panoramas is being presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibition, Panoramas of the City, on display at the Museum from September 2, 2017 – August 12, 2018.

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