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Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month

YouTube Live, St. Louis, MO United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNPkic4YrM8

A FREE, ONLINE Socially Distant Astronomy Monday Fun Day!

FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. Click the YouTube link above to join!

It's a Monday Fun Day with Astronomy on Tap in Spanish at 7PM, CST, this Monday, September 28, via YouTube Live. Astronomy on tap STL celebrates Spanish Heritage Month with its first ever broadcast in Spanish. Our guests, Luz Maria Martinez with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Elena Manjavacas with the W. M. Keck Observatory, will talk to us about the study of radiation on Mars and the search for planets.

¡Acompáñennos en nuestro primer evento en español! ¡Abierto a todos! Haga clic en el enlace de YouTube de arriba para unirse.

Nuestras invitadas, Luz María Martinez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) y la Dra. Elena Manjavacas (W. M. Keck Observatory), nos hablarán acerca del estudio de la radiación en Marte y de la búsqueda de planetas.

¡ADOLESCENTES! ¡Muchos maestros ofrecen crédito adicional por asistir a los eventos de la Academia! ¡Consulta con tu maestro hoy!

TEENS! Many teachers offer extra credit for attending Academy events! Check with your teacher today!

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month 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. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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Teen Science Cafe: Picture a Scientist—documentary film screening and panel discussion

Zoom

Academy of Science - Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to high school students in grades 9-12 ONLY. Please note a separate liability waiver for this cafe must also be completed by a parent/guardian for each attending teen. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct 26, 4p.m., CST. Click the Event Information link below for more information and to REGISTER!

If you're a high school teen who likes science, you won't want to miss this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens featuring a screening of the documentary film, Picture a Scientist, an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Following the screening, you can ask your questions of three local women scientists who share their experiences and stories as women in science along with advice for overcoming bias, obstacles, and hardships, and with tips for persevering in STEM.

Picture a Scientist is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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The Vote: What St. Louis Men Expected, What St. Louis Women Did

Zoom

Missouri History Museum – Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK HERE (and then scroll down) for the ZOOM link to JOIN!

Featured Speaker: Linda Harris Dobkins, Ph.D., author and Professor Emerita of Economics, Emory and Henry College

Economist Linda Harris Dobkins, offers us a look at the political/economic calculus that led Missouri legislators to give St. Louis women the vote. After which, we'll analyze the actions of the early female electorate to see if St. Louis women fulfilled, or frustrated, St. Louis mens’ expectations.

The Vote: What St. Louis Men Expected, What St. Louis Women Did is a Perspectives on Science and History Series presentation of The Academy of Science - St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum and a Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science - St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis, presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibition, Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage, on display at the Missouri History Museum through March 20, 2022.

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Drinking Water as a Living System

Zoom

St. Louis County Library - Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the Event Information link below to REGISTER! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Fangqiong Ling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering; Principal Investigator, Environmental Genomics and Microbiology Lab; Faculty affiliate, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and Division of Computational and Data Science, Washington University in St. Louis

In the experimental and computational Ling Lab at Washington University, they have been studying the microbiome of drinking water using DNA sequencing and other modern biotechnologies. Ling Lab principal investigator, Fangqiong Ling, explores microbiomes as environmental sensors and public health sentinels. In this fascinating talk on the life in our drinking water, she introduces the journeys the Lab has taken to study the microbiomes of potable water in St. Louis and in other regions of the U.S. 

Drinking Water as a Living System is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership 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 the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Astronomy on Tap

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO

An Online Socially Distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day!

FREE! Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on November 30, 7PM, CST.

The Lineup!

Space Fungi: How Can Something Grow Where it's Impossible to Survive?
Featured Speaker: Daniel P. Agustinho, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, The Doering Lab, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Studying the Oldest Light in the Universe
Featured Speaker: Johanna Nagy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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Black Bears in Missouri!

Zoom

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 required! Click the Event Information button below to register for the Zoom link to attend this event.

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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Astronomy on Tap: The Dark Universe

YouTube Live St. Louis, MO

A FREE online socially distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day! Open to ALL! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on Monday, January 25, 7PM, CST! Grab a drink, a snack, and settle in from the comfort of home for a fascinating look at the Dark Universe.

The Lineup!

Weighing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Rutuparna Das, Ph.D., astrophysicist, NASA Universe of Learning and the Chandra X-ray Center, Harvard University | Smithsonian

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Seeing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Ami Choi, Ph.D., Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University

The Dark Universe is an Astronomy on Tap Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón, 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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Smart Farm Technologies: Breeding and Farming Crops for the Future Today

Zoom

St. Louis County Library - Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the Event Information link below to REGISTER! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Nadia Shakoor, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Associate Director, TERRA-REF, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Co-Founder/CEO, Agrela Ecosystems

Working with experts from fields including remote sensing, engineering, computer and plant science, research scientist, Nadia Shakoor, is designing smart farm technology like PheNode and the solar-powered FieldDock drone to drive advances in crop breeding and automate farming tasks to help researchers and farmers bring food from the farm to the family table.

Smart Farm Technologies is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership 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 the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Teen Science Cafe: Deep Space AI—Navigating Swarms of Small Satellites Beyond Earth Orbit with Neural Networks

Zoom

Academy of Science - Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12. Please note a separate liability waiver for this cafe must also be completed by a parent/guardian for each attending teen. Pre-registration for Junior Academy of Science members ONLY through Friday, February 12. General registration for all opens Saturday, February 13. Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb 25, 4p.m., CST. Click the Event Information link below for more information and to REGISTER!

Train a neural network to recognize different objects in space in this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens on satellites in deep space and advanced spacecraft navigation techniques.

Deep Space AI is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing?

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Kimberly Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental engineer, Kimberly Parker, shares how her research group applied their expertise in environmental chemistry to understand how chemical contaminants are produced underground during hydraulic fracking and what might be done to avoid them.

Why are Chemical Contaminants Produced During Hydraulic Fracturing? is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership 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 the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Teen Science Café: One Health—How the Health of Humans, Animals and Environments are ALL Connected

Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12! Pre-registration for Junior Academy of Science members ONLY through Wednesday, April 21. General registration for all opens Thursday, April 22. Deadline to register is Monday, April 26, 4p.m., CST. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Look for Cafe login information in your email confirmation.

Click Here to learn about the Junior Academy of Science and how to become a member.

One Health is an interdisciplinary approach to preserving the health of our planet. It recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment.

In this informative and hands-on Science Café for Teens, the Saint Louis Zoo's Director of the Institute for Conservation Medicine (ICM), Dr. Sharon Deem, and Conservation Education Liaison, Keri Lammering, share their work with the ICM, telling the story of Dr. Deem’s personal and professional journey into wildlife veterinary epidemiology and providing an overview of the growing One Health movement, centered on real-world conservation and human public health programs led by the Zoo’s ICM. You’ll take part in an interactive role-play exploration of the Institute’s project on camel health and human food security in Kenya, East Africa.

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Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Rebecca J. Lester, Ph.D., Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis; and author, Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America; recipient, 2020 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing

St. Louis-based anthropologist and therapist Rebecca Lester takes us inside a private eating disorders clinic to explore why treatments so often fail, and what to do about it.

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Dr. Luisi Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Trending Health Messages in Media

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Zoom link to join sent with confirmation email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Monique Luisi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri - Columbia

In a world, full of information, we are constantly making choices about who to believe and what to trust. Those decisions are especially important in minority communities. Dr. Monique Luisi talks about messaging related to the HPV and COVID-19 vaccines, the influence of media, and the challenges our communities face to raise awareness, build trust, and fight disease.

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Missouri Songbirds, Raptors, and Citizen Science

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the orange Event Information button below to REGISTER! Registrants receive Zoom link to join via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Janet Haslerig, Ph.D., Avian Ecologist, Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri is home to an abundance of songbirds and raptors. Learn about a long-term songbird research project and citizen science opportunities available through the Eagle Watch Program and the North American Breeding Bird Survey.

      

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Conservation Conversations: Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO

Hybrid Event with book signing at in-person presentation.

Registration required for virtual event ONLY, or attend in person at:

Saint Louis Zoo
Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY.) Click the event name, or the orange Event Information button, for more information and to register.

Free and OPEN to ALL. Registration required for virtual event ONLY. Reservations not required for in-person attendance. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

Following government guidelines, the Zoo no longer has mask requirements for guests, but still recommends that guests wear them indoors. Please continue to be kind and considerate of others’ decisions to wear or not wear masks.

Featured Speaker: Juli Berwald, Ph.D., science writer and ocean expert

Science writer and ocean expert Juli Berwald discusses her new book, Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs, an inspiring, lucid, meditative ode to coral reefs and the undaunted scientists working to save them against almost impossible odds. Berwald shares what it means to keep fighting a battle whose outcome is uncertain and the beauty of small victories.

Copies of Life on the Rocks will be available for purchase and signing by the author following the in-person presentation.

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A Survey of Missouri’s Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens Using Citizen Science

Zoom

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Click the event name, or the orange Event Information button, for more information and to register! Registrants receive Zoom link to join via email immediately after registering.

Featured Scientist: Deborah Hudman, MS, Senior Research Associate, Microbiology and Immunology, A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

There is a pressing need to increase tick surveillance in Missouri. New human pathogens transmitted by ticks are being discovered, and the state has a diverse and abundant tick community that is poorly understood. Using citizen science, we can develop information on patterns in tick-borne health issues statewide and simultaneously convert the public from passive recipients of information to active participants in scientific study. This project began in April 2021 and will continue through September 2022. To date, over 15,000 ticks have been submitted and all but one county has submitted at least one tick.

      

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