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1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States

Living World Auditorium, Zoo North Entrance ONLY
Parking is free in the Zoo North Lot.

Directions to the Zoo North Entrance:

From US 40/I-64 eastbound and westbound

Take the Hampton exit (34-B) and follow signs to Forest Park. To North Entrance, go straight through first roundabout, left at second roundabout on Washington Blvd., turn left on Government Drive.

Westbound Alternate Route: Take Clayton Road exit, turn right on Skinker, right on Wells Drive. Veer left to Zoo’s North Entrance.

Eastbound Alternate Route: Take McCausland exit, turn left on McCausland/Skinker, right on Wells Drive. Veer left to Zoo’s North Entrance.

From I-44 eastbound and westbound

Take the Hampton Ave. exit. Drive north about one mile and cross the Hampton Ave. bridge. To North Entrance, go straight through first roundabout, left at second roundabout on Washington Blvd., turn left on Government Drive.

October 2017
Photo Credit: Ron Klein

Clearing the Air: Science on the Health Risks and Solutions to Poor Air Quality

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

Featured Speaker: Jay R. Turner, D.Sc., Vice Dean for Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Associate Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Exposure to air pollution can affect both respiratory and cardiovascular health. More recent research also points to even broader adverse impacts such as neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative effects. Join Washington University’s Dr. Jay Turner for an informative look at what the science says about the health effects of airborne pollution and efforts across the globe to improve urban air quality.

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November 2017
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Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet

Tuesday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

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Special thanks to Over the Horizon sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.

Featured Speaker: David Thoreson, Senior Advisor, Geoversiv Foundation; Explorers Club Fellow; TED speaker; and recent participant, Nobel Peace Prize Forum and UN Oceans Conference

David Thoreson brings a unique set of experiences as an explorer of the Earth’s changing climate at the edges of the planet. As an expedition sailor, and photographer, David presents an eye-witness account of the climate change impacts to sensitive Arctic and ocean environments.

Copies of David’s book, Over the Horizon, available for purchase and signing by the author following the presentation.

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2017 Whitney R. Harris Conservation Forum: Environmental Justice

Thursday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

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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February 2018
Photo Credit: Chris Line

The Arrow of Time in Quantum Measurement

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

Featured Speaker: Kater Murch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis; 2017 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science – St. Louis

What can quantum measurement tell us about the arrow of time? To answer this question, we use cutting edge techniques involving superconducting circuits cooled to near absolute zero to capture “movies” of quantum behavior. In this fascinating talk on our quantum world, physics professor, Kater Murch, shares these captured quantum movies and discusses how we can infer an arrow of time from quantum measurement alone.

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