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Teen Science Cafe—Environmental Evolution: An Exploration of Past Polluters and the Path to Greening Our Future
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
University of Missouri – St. Louis South Campus (PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL after registering for a CONFIRMATION with IMPORTANT INFORMATION on required liability waiver, driving directions, parking and required permit, student drop-off and pick-up, and campus building location for this cafe!)
FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and ALL area middle and high school students. Registration required. Advance registration for Junior Academy members ONLY through Tuesday, April 24. General registration opens Wednesday, April 25. Register below.
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6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities
Featured Cafe Presenter: Crystal Jones, Compliance Project Manager, Environmental Operations, Inc.
Explore innovative and exciting ideas that are changing the way we approach the cleanup necessary to repair the environmental damage that remains from industries that have long since passed. In this insightful Teen Science Café on Greening Our Future, Teens explore both the environmental impact of small scale in-home actions of everyday people and the large scale impacts on our environment from the actions of commercial and industrial facilities. Teens do exciting hands on activities that bring these issues a little closer to home, illuminating what our individual choices mean for us, our neighbors, and our communities in the long term.
My love of nature has been a lifelong passion. I began my career in the environmental industry as an intern while receiving my BS in Environmental Science from Saint Louis University. I’ve been working as an Environmental Professional for a consulting and remediation firm for almost 10 years. In that time, I’ve been able to explore several different aspects of the environmental remediation and due diligence industry. Opportunities to learn and engage in communities all over the country have given me an even greater appreciation of the need to be responsible inhabitants of this planet. Through my work, I help facilities that have historically operated in heavy pollution contributing industries take a more conscientious approach to their everyday activities. I currently work as an environmental project compliance manager that focuses on assisting new and old facilities achieve regulatory compliance through permitting, system designs, and consulting.
Preservation and beautification of our natural surroundings is a major driver in my work and in my home life. I always take the opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle in hopes of leaving things a little better than I found them. I enjoy being outdoors exploring nature with my husband Alex, our son Aidan, and our two dogs. I’m also an avid gardener often spending lots of summer days in our home plots and at our community garden.