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Science of the Hunger Games: Plant Identification

Junior Academy of Science Featured Speaker: Catrina Adams, Ph.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Botanical Society of America and Ethnobotanist This event is full. Accepting WAIT LIST registrations below. Lost in the forest without food or provisions? Trying to live in a post apocalyptic world? Could you survive on your plant knowledge? Don't get caught unprepared! Expand […]

How to Make a Jabberjay: A Discussion on Real-Life Genetic Engineering Technologies

Junior Academy of Science This event is FULL as of Tuesday, November 5, 2013. We are accepting WAIT LIST registrants below. Featured Speaker: Kevin Gamber, Ph.D., Director, Marketing and Business Development, SAGE Labs What would you create if you had the tools for genetic engineering? In this interactive discussion on engineering genes, you'll learn how […]

Ancient Maya Cuisine and Feeding the Divinities

On the Menu: The Science of Food Featured Speaker: Clarissa Cagnato, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis The ancient Maya (ca. AD 250-850) are known for their magnificent pyramids, exquisite art, hieroglyphic writing, and their grasp of time. Less certain are the details of their cuisine. But with access to chocolate, […]

Garden Pollinators and Pests: Insect Scavenger Hunt

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company and Phil Koenig, Lepidopterist, and Missouri coordinator for “Butterflies and Moths of North America” database, www.butterfliesandmoths.org Work with real entomologists (insect scientists) in this mini-BioBlitz to discover beneficial and pesty insects in the library's backyard. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & […]

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Here and There– An Earthling’s Guide To Lands, Seas, and Weather On Planets and Moons

St. Charles County Library - Spencer Road Branch 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, ret'd., Washington University in St. Louis

What scientists have learned about the land, seas, and skies of Earth can help us to understand the geology and weather of other planets and their moons. We'll peek at giant volcanoes and canyons on Mars, planet-sized storms on Jupiter and Neptune, and seas on satellite moons.

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Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats

St. Charles County Library Middendofr-Kredell Branch 2750 Hwy K, O'Fallon, MO

Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats

Featured Speaker: Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science of St. Louis; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Join 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Gautam Dantas for a compelling look at how these technologies reveal an intricate network of antibiotic resistance exchange between bacteria across habitats as diverse as the soil, the human body, and hospital environments.

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Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

St. Louis County Library - Samuel C. Sachs Branch 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company

Explore the amazing abilities of insects with real entomologists (insect scientists) and discover the tiny heroes of the animal kingdom.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & high school students. Registration required. Registration open to all middle and high school students. Space is limited.

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Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

St. Louis County Library - Natural Bridge Branch 7606 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company

Explore the amazing abilities of insects with real entomologists (insect scientists) and discover the tiny heroes of the animal kingdom.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & high school students. Registration required. Registration open to all middle and high school students. Space is limited.

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