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July 2017

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

Monday, July 24 @ 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Monsanto Center,
4500 Shaw Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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

Tuesday, July 25 @ 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden,
4344 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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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

Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden,
4344 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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— 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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2017 Educator Workshop: Visualizing Biodiversity for a Better World—How Science, Technology, Art, and Imagination Create Change

Wednesday, July 26 @ 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Tower Grove Park,
4256 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116 United States
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FREE 3-Day Educator Workshop | Grades 4 – 12 | July 24 – 26, 2017 | DAY THREE AGENDA: Wednesday, July 26

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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August 2017
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Monsanto invites Academy students – Biotech Tour!

Friday, August 4 @ 11:00 am-2:45 pm
Monsanto-Chesterfield Campus,
MO United States

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Teens! Join in on this elite opportunity!

BONUS: Featured Speaker: Sonya Franklin, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chemist? What would a biotech career be like? Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred-plus growth chambers. Walk through green houses to see test plants that need less water. Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. See plants as they grow from a single cell. Pizza lunch with speaker followed by tour. HURRY, space limited and RSVP DEADLINE IS JULY 13TH. Free and open to Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division Students, Junior Academy members and students in Grades 6-12. Parent may attend with their teen.

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Does the Military Make the Man (or Woman), or Does the Man Make the Military? Insights from Personality Science

Wednesday, August 9 @ 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: Joshua Jackson, Ph.D., Rosenzweig Associate Professor in Personality Science, and Director, Personality Measurement and Development Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

A fascinating look from the field of Personality Science at the personality of those who choose to serve and how military experience shapes a soldier’s personality long after their tour has ended.

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Why Do We Care About the Urban Ecology of Rats and Mice? An Examination of Natural History, Reproductive Biology, and Individual Behavioral Differences of Mankind’s Longest Commensal Enemy

Thursday, August 17 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch,
4153 N Hwy 67
Florissant, MO 63034 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: Danielle Lee, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Biologist and urban ecologist, Dr. Danielle Lee, reviews the history of our interactions with rats and mice, our most pernicious, non-pet and non-food familiars and discusses how they help us understand ourselves better.

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September 2017
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Landscape Performance Series: Making the Case for Sustainable Landscape Solutions

Tuesday, September 12 @ 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Alberici,
8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114 United States
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FREE and OPEN to high school students and adults. Registration is required. CLICK “Find Out More” to register!

PROGRAM
5:30 p.m. Check-in and Networking
6:15 p.m. Formal Presentation

Featured Speaker: Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Understanding the environmental, social, and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

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Animals and Conservation at the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary

Thursday, September 21 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Thornhill Branch – St. Louis County Library,
12863 Willowyck Drive
St. Louis, 63146 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.

Mark your calendars and check back, registration coming soon!

Learn all about the five species of threatened and endangered canids at the Endangered Wolf Center, find out what the Center is doing to help preserve wolves and its wild canid residents, how it works to reintroduce these species to the wild, and why this work is vital to a healthy ecosystem and a healthy planet.

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November 2017
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The Soil Web of Life

Thursday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS),
101 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63124 United States
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FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration is required. CLICK “Find Out More” to register! Registration deadline is Thursday, October 26. Parking is FREE in the MICDS lot. CLICK HERE for campus map and detailed information on where to park.

PROGRAM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception and Networking
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dr. Elaine Ingham Presentation
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Q & A

Featured speaker: Dr. Elaine Ingham, Soil Foodweb Inc.

Join Dr. Elaine Ingham as she speaks on how to grow healthy plants while improving infiltration rates in your soil and water quality in our local streams. For landscaping and gardening enthusiasts, addressing scales of property from backyards to municipal holdings to corporate and institutional campuses.

Learn about:

  • What organisms are present in the soil and on the foliage of your plants.
  • How these organisms can be managed to grow healthy plants and minimize weed growth with the least expensive inputs into the system.
  • How and why to reverse soil compaction, reduce soil erosion, and improve infiltration rates on your property.
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2017 Whitney R. Harris Conservation Forum: Environmental Justice

Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saint Louis Zoo,
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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The Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum provides an opportunity for interaction between conservation organizations and the general public.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. SAVE the DATE! Check back soon for details!

The Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum is a Conservation Science public forum partnership of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, The Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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