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October 2013

Science of the Hunger Games: Plant Identification

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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 your foraging skills and botanical know how in this interactive workshop on identifying medicinal, edible, and poisonous plants. “May the odds be ever in your…

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November 2013

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013 @ 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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 genetic engineering works and how it’s being used. From the Hunger Games’ fictional Jabberjay to today’s real life “talking mouse,” a mouse genetically engineered to…

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Ancient Maya Cuisine and Feeding the Divinities

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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, maize, chilies and vanilla, Mayan cuisine was likely remarkable. Photo credit: Clarissa Cagnato Anthropologist, Clarissa Cagnato, talks about ancient Mayan diets and the research from…

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June 2014

Garden Pollinators and Pests: Insect Scavenger Hunt

Monday, June 30, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
St. Louis County Library – Cliff Cave Branch, 5430 Telegraph Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63129 United States

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 & high school students. Registration required. PRE-REGISTRATION OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members through May 14. Registration open to all middle and high school students…

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April 2015

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
St. Charles County Library – Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States

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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May 2015

Combating The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitats

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
St. Charles County Library Middendofr-Kredell Branch, 2750 Hwy K
O'Fallon, MO 63368 United States

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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June 2015

Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch, 16400 Burkhardt Pl.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 United States

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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July 2015

Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
St. Louis County Library – Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4905 United States

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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