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Honey, I Shrunk the Frogs: Uncontrolled Landing Behavior in Miniaturized Pumpkin Toadlets

Thursday, September 8 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

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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 calendar! Registration coming soon! Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Biology Rick Essner in lab with frog on computer 06-10-22

Featured Scientist:
Richard L. Essner, Jr., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Miniaturized frogs are among the world’s smallest vertebrates. Living at the lower extremes of vertebrate body size offers unique opportunities but comes with substantial costs. Biologist Richard Essner shares how miniaturization has resulted in a loss of controlled landing behavior in pumpkin toadlets, a diverse group of frogs from Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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Date:
Thursday, September 8
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
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