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Welcome to the Academy of Science of St. Louis
Congratulations to the 20th Annual St. Louis
Outstanding Scientist Awards Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped fill our beaker and joined us at the dinner to celebrate the awardees!


To learn about all of our awardees, visit our Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards page.

Academy of Science - St. Louis,
Monsanto Fund, SunEdison
Teacher of the Year Awards Announced

Two science teachers from the St. Louis metro area will be awarded $2,000 for professional development and $500 for classroom supplies!

Academy of Science-St. Louis & SunEdison Teacher of the Year Awardsunedison

Christine Ries

Combs Elementary School
Ferguson-Florissant School District

Academy of Science-St. Louis & Monsanto Teacher of the Year Awardmonsanto fund

Charlotte Smith
Gateway Elementary School
St. Louis Public School District

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Since 1856, the Academy of Science of St. Louis has been a leader in the advancement and integration of science and technology into contemporary society. Academy resources are entirely mission focused, on expanded scientific outreach, education, resource sharing, and the recognition of scientific accomplishment. Academy partners include every scientific sector—academic, public, corporate and private—from a broad range of science, medicine, engineering and technology concerns.
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Apr 16th, 2014 (Wed)
The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Special Partnership Presentation

2014 Whitney R. Harris Conservation Lecture

Featured Speaker: Lincoln P. Brower, Ph.D. Research Professor, Sweetbriar College

For more than half a century Professor Lincoln Brower has been investigating the biology of the monarch butterfly. Many of the widely known facts about monarchs presented in biology classes and nature documentaries are the result of his research on the monarch butterflies' chemical defense against predators and the ecological chemistry of the butterflies' interactions with their milkweed host plants. Realizing during his first expedition that the butterflies phenomenal migration and overwintering biology was threatened by logging in winter roost areas, he began conservation work that continues to this day with WWF-Mexico, government agencies in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada, and numerous other colleagues.

Don’t miss this fascinating first-person account, illustrated with electron micrograph and satellite images, of Dr. Brower’s field expeditions and lab explorations to uncover the conservation issues that threaten the butterflies' unique migration and wintering biology.

Missouri Botanical Garden Shoenberg Auditorium
4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

FREE and OPEN to ALL, but registration is required. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend.

To register, email, or call 314-56-6203.

The Whitney R. Harris Lecture is a Special Partnership Presentation of:

Apr 16th, 2014 (Wed)
Sustainability 101: Grounding Green Across the Gateway Region
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Featured Speaker: Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden; producer and host of Earthworms on KDHX-FM and Growing Green St. Louis on Big 550 KTRS-AM.

Shifts in thinking, practice and values are essential to making sustainable options work—especially in business, where cost-effective outcomes must quantify the quality of green ideas. This change is happening across our community, in public and private spaces.

Jean Ponzi shares a vivid progress report from her perspective of 25 years as an environmental educator and advocate, engaging youth and adults around a wide range of environmental issues, including coaching over 100 of our region's leading companies in the St. Louis Green Business Challenge. Her tour of this garden of success stories will inspire hope, affirm individual and group green efforts, and motivate more of the cooperative innovations needed to transform our human/nature relationship outcomes.

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 17th, 2014 (Thu)
Defying Gravity: Aerospace Innovation Teen Science Cafe
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Teen Science Cafe
Registration required - only accepting wait list registrations.

Featured Speakers: Drs. Sridhar Condoor and K. Ravindra, St. Louis University, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

Look back here for more details soon!

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required - currently accepting wait list registrations.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE, or call 314.533.8586.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Refreshments
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Teen Science Cafe

St. Louis University Parks College
3450 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Academy of Science – St. Louis is a site within the Gateway Teen Science Café local network. You can find out more information about the Gateway Teen Science Café network here.