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November 2020

How to Protect Earth’s Biological Diversity Forever: Lessons from Maitreya Buddha, Pharma Bros, and Yucca Mountain

Wednesday, November 4 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Academy of Science – Zoom

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration coming soon!

Featured Speaker: Adam Smith, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Global Change Ecology, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden

Today, global society faces a grand dilemma: biological diversity upon which we depend requires tens of millions of years to evolve, and yet we are currently driving species to extinction at rates that rival past mass extinctions. How can we ensure the persistence of these “living time capsules” that have the potential to be—for all practical purposes—immortal? Using examples from around the world of how societies have wrestled with this kind of quandary, Missouri Botanical Garden conservation ecologist and scientist, Dr. Adam Smith, tackles this critical dilemma.

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December 2020

Black Bears in Missouri!

Wednesday, December 2 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Academy of Science – Zoom

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration coming soon.

Featured Speaker: Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist, Resource Scientist, Missouri Department of Conservation

Join Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, to learn about one of Missouri’s large native mammals. Black bear populations are growing and expanding in Missouri and bears have been sighted in some areas near St. Louis. Learn about black bear ecology, research in Missouri and how to Be Bear Aware.

Black Bears in Missouri! is presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis

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