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Shortly after the launch of the Zoo's WildCare Institute in 2004, Dr. Ettling made his first trip to Armenia to start an investigation into the spatial ecology and population ecology of the Armenian viper. It's hard to believe that was nine years ago and that he has now made 13 trips to Armenia ranging in length from two weeks to two months. The research team had a good idea of what they were going to try to accomplish with their study, but they had no idea at the time how much impact the program would truly end up having for the conservation of the Armenian viper and for other wildlife. Dr. Ettling will provide a retrospective look at what they've learned about Armenian vipers, how their work has impacted the conservation of the species and the changes that have transpired in the structure of what started out as the Center for the Conservation of Near East Mountain Vipers.
Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.
Conservation Conversations co-sponsor:
Apr 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
From the Wild to the Plate
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
On Science Series
Featured Speaker: Patti Wright, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Food Crops of American origin—chocolate, chili peppers, corn, manioc, peanuts, potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes—provide nourishment and dietary variety to millions of people throughout the world. Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the U.S.? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history, and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.
To be held at:
OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome.
For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.
Exploring Issues in Economics co-sponsor:
Apr 2nd, 2014 (Wed)
New Directions in Alzheimer's Disease Research from Cure to Prevention
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Science Seminar SeriesFeatured Speaker: John C. Morris, M.D., Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Immunlogy, Professor of Physical Therapy, Professor of Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis; Director of the Center for Aging, the Memory and Aging Project and the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; 2013 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression and one that is predicted to cost the nation $1.2 trillion by 2050. Join us for a look at current trends and recent momentum in Alzheimer’s disease research and clinical prevention trials with one of the world's foremost Alzheimer's disease researchers.
To be held at: Saint Louis Zoo Living World auditorium (north side of Zoo)
Parking is FREE in Zoo’s North Lot.
FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.
For more information call 314-533-8586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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