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February 2017
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Science and Sustainability Open House

Sunday, February 26 @ 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Day Two of this FREE, two day event! Sat, Feb 25 and Sun, Feb 26; 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

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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Tuesday, February 28 @ 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Room remaining for 15 students. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend.

Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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March 2017
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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Wednesday, March 8 @ 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Can accommodate four groups of 20-25, or up to 100 students total. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend.

Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt court earlier this month instituted a temporary injunction against Uber from offering car-sharing services across Germany. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation.    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files  (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Chariots, Horses, and Taxis: The Disruptive History of Vehicles for Hire

Wednesday, March 8 @ 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.

The Director of UMSL’s Center for Transportation Studies, Dr. Ray Mundy, provides a fascinating overview of the history of coach and taxi regulations from the 1600’s through to today’s current disruption of Transportation Network Companies (Uber and Lyft).

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Spring Break Special – Taking Care of Planet Earth! A Hands-on Environmental, Geological and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Monday, March 13 @ 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
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Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour!

Become an expert at recycling and learn more about what happens when you recycle! Today you will get to speak to scientists and engineers as you head out for an investigative behind-the-scenes tour of our region’s state-of-the-art multi-million dollar recycling facility.

Students will meet with engineers!

Engineers will speak about the engineering advancements used in the process of collecting and sorting recyclable materials. You will learn what items you can and cannot recycle (the answers may surprise you!).

You will also hear from a team of geologists, biologists, chemists, and engineers who will explain what happens to the trash that cannot be recycled. Learn about clarification and ultrafiltration of leachate and other complex engineering processes. Many exciting careers in science and engineering will be explored today!

Open to students in grades 6-12 (priority to Junior Academy Members)

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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Communications Careers in STEM for High School Students

Tuesday, March 14 @ 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Webster University,
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119 United States
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Currently accepting wait list ONLY.

Discover the science and tech side of Communications Careers in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 40-minute classroom sessions with working Communications professionals. Interactive and hands-on sessions explore exciting fields of study such as Animation, Audio Engineering, Digital Publishing, Game Design, Radio Broadcasting, and Visual Processing. BRING: Sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers, and chaperones. Sharpened pencils.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Thursday, March 16 @ 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Room remaining for two groups of 20 – 25 students, or 50 students total. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend.

Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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Finding What Fits: The Biochemistry of Drug Design

Tuesday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Indian Trails Branch,
8400 Delport Drive
Overland, MO 63114 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: April Bednarski, Ph.D., Lecturer in Biology, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Learn how the 3D structures of bio-molecules are used to design better drug therapies. Dr. Bednarski covers the story of the discovery and synthesis of aspirin and how 3D structures helped in the design of new and more potent therapies such as Celebrex®.

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Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Thursday, March 30 @ 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Can accommodate four groups of 20-25, or up to 100 students total. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend.

Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Free
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April 2017

Future Trek STEM Career Explorations: Greening Your Future for 6th – 8th Grade Students

Tuesday, April 4 @ 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Can accommodate four groups of 20-25, or up to 100 students total. Individual and home school students/groups may also register to attend.

Explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations in four fun, informative and fast-paced, 25-minute classroom sessions with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals. Career explorations include sessions on Green Careers in STEM. Students participate in an afternoon scavenger hunt featuring the Botanical Garden’s Climatron (world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse), Linnean House (oldest continuously operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi), William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, and English Woodland Garden.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

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Science in the Dark: The Study of Caves

Thursday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Oak Bend Branch,
842 S. Holmes Ave
St. Louis, MO 63122 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 Speakers: Aaron Addison, Director of Collaborative Research and Data/GIS, Washington University Libraries; and Bob Osburn, Laboratory Administrator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a scientist in the dark? We’ll take a look at some of the explorations and research being conducted in caves around the world and here locally in the St. Louis region.

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May 2017
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Have We Created a Toxic Atmosphere? Our Planet at the Dawn of the Anthropocene

Thursday, May 25 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Sachs Branch,
16400 Burkhardt Pl.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 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: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University

Discover how the burning of fossil fuels has changed the composition of Earth’s atmosphere over the past century and how this change has affected both plants and animals on our planet in this fascinating talk on our atmosphere at the Dawn of the Anthropocene.

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