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Science of the Hunger Games: Plant ID

St. Louis County Library - Prairie Commons Branch 915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO

Registration required - only accepting wait list registrations as of 5/19/14. Featured Speaker: Catrina Adams, Ph.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Botanical Society of America and Ethnobotanist 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 […]

Free

Billiken Bots – Robot Race! Build and Race Light Sensitive Robots!

Saint Louis University

Registration Required. Free and open to the first 40 Members of the Junior Academy of Science.

Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D., William Ebel, Ph.D., Saint Louis University - Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology and the SLU IEEE Student Branch invite Junior Academy of Science students to participate in the Second Annual Billiken Bots Competition! Junior Academy students will build a light-sensitive robot followed by a robot race with prizes!

Free

What Happens to the Trash? A Hands-on Environmental Geology and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Location details to be sent with registration confirmation St. Louis, MO

Talk with Engineers - Chemists - Biologists - Geologists! If it isn't recycled or composted, what happens to all that trash after it makes its way from the dumpster to the dump? Out of sight, out of mind? Not for the scientists and engineers responsible for figuring out how to manage all that trash once […]

FREE

Biotech Student Tour at Monsanto Headquarters

Monsanto Headquarters

Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred plus growth chambers. Walk through greenhouses to see test plants and that need less water. Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. See plants as they grow from a single cell. Open to Junior Academy Students and 2015 Honors Division Students - Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair. Registration Required.

Free

Star Party! Night of the Perseid Meteor Showers

Shaw Nature Reserve 307 Pinetum Loop Road, Gray Summit, MO

Event is full.  Be prepared to stay up late - it's the night of the Perseid Meteor Showers - an annual favorite!  RSVP today as space is limited for this small group who will stay at the cabins at the Shaw Nature Reserve.  Open to Junior Academy Students and their families (siblings over 7 years […]

$31

Billiken Bots – Build a Robot!

This event is FULL.  Currently accepting WAIT LIST registrants only as of Monday, October 12. Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D., Saint Louis University - Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology and SLU IEEE Student Branch invite Junior Academy of Science students to participate in the Third Annual Billiken Bots Competition! JUNIOR ACADEMY STUDENTS WILL BUILD A  […]

Free

Monsanto invites Academy students – Biotech Tour!

Monsanto-Chesterfield Campus MO

Kick off your summer with this FREE teen science event from the Academy of Science - St. Louis!

Monsanto invites Academy students to a Biotech Tour!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chemist? What would a biotech career be like? Join in on this elite opportunity!

Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred-plus growth chambers. Walk through green houses to see test plants that need less water. Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. See plants as they grow from a single cell. PLUS! BONUS-STEM WORKSHOP!
Open to students in Grades 6-12.
Students who have completed 5th grade are eligible!

This event is full. Registration is now closed. Check the website for upcoming teen events!

Free

Billiken Bots – Robot Building!

This event if now full.

Build and Race Robots at Saint Louis University! Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D., Saint Louis University - Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology and the SLU IEEE Student Branch invite Junior Academy of Science students to participate in the Fourth Annual Billiken Bots Competition!

Have you ever built a robot? How would you like to race your creation? Dr. Gharabagi and SLU IEE students will be on hand to help students engineer their robot!

Students will work in teams of two to build a robot followed by a robot race with prizes!

After the race - lunch and panel discussion:
Pizza lunch will be provided! During lunch, a panel of students will talk about college and engineering/innovation careers (including their experiences at Saint Louis University, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology).

Free

National Engineers Week Dream Big Speaker Event: Special VIP Invitation for Junior Academy Members

Location details to be sent with registration confirmation St. Louis, MO

This event is FULL. Accepting WAIT-LIST registrations ONLY as of 12:30PM, Tue, Feb 14.

Celebrate National Engineers Week with this special VIP opportunity for 25 Junior Academy of Science members!

Meet and hear from Dr. Marc Edwards, the civil engineer who helped solve the Flint, Michigan water crisis!

FREE and OPEN to the first 25 Junior Academy student members to register! All others wait-listed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Register below by Wednesday, February 15.

PROGRAM
Reception w/hors d'oeuvres from 6 - 7 p.m.
Talk, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Marc Edwards, Ph.D., Charles P. Lunsford Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

Free

Spring Break Special – Taking Care of Planet Earth! A Hands-on Environmental, Geological and Engineering Careers Talk & Tour for Junior Academy Members

Location details to be sent with registration confirmation St. Louis, MO

THIS EVENT IS FULL! Check Upcoming Events for additional opportunities in science and STEM.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour!

Become an expert at recycling and learn more about what happens when you recycle! Today you will get to speak to scientists and engineers as you head out for an investigative behind-the-scenes tour of our region's state-of-the-art multi-million dollar recycling facility.

Students will meet with engineers!

Engineers will speak about the engineering advancements used in the process of collecting and sorting recyclable materials. You will learn what items you can and cannot recycle (the answers may surprise you!).

You will also hear from a team of geologists, biologists, chemists, and engineers who will explain what happens to the trash that cannot be recycled. Learn about clarification and ultrafiltration of leachate and other complex engineering processes. Many exciting careers in science and engineering will be explored today!

Open to students in grades 6-12 (priority to Junior Academy Members)

Free

Monsanto invites Academy students – Biotech Tour!

Monsanto-Chesterfield Campus MO

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Teens! Join in on this elite opportunity!

BONUS: Featured Speaker: Sonya Franklin, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chemist? What would a biotech career be like? Experience different climates simulated in one of a hundred-plus growth chambers. Walk through green houses to see test plants that need less water. Share, discuss and learn how we work with nature. See plants as they grow from a single cell. Pizza lunch with speaker followed by tour. HURRY, space limited and RSVP DEADLINE IS JULY 13TH. Free and open to Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division Students, Junior Academy members and students in Grades 6-12. Parent may attend with their teen.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 1: Flintknapping—Prehistoric Physics in Action

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series of four sessions for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology and zoo archaeology!

SESSION ONE IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session One! To register for additional sessions in the series, click the upcoming session links below.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents and all teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Session Presenter:
Kathryn Chapman, Education Coordinator, Center for American Archaeology

Flintknapping is the art of shaping flint, chert, or glass into tools. Join Kathryn Chapman from the Center for American Archaeology to learn how prehistoric people shaped arrowheads, knives, hoes, and more. We'll provide some local chert and tools for you to shape your own point using pressure flaking techniques.

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 2: Tue, Oct 17, 7PM - 8:30PM, Ceramics

Session 3: Mon, Nov 27, 7PM - 8:30PM, Geoarchaeology

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology

Free

Celebrate Nuclear Science Week! Teen Science Cafe – Nuclear Engineering: Responsibility for the Future

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

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 Friday, October 6. General registration opens Saturday, October 7.

Click "Find Out More" to register!

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, click here.

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentation & activities

Featured Cafe Presenter: Jenna Slocum, undergraduate student in Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology; undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Carlos Castano; President, Missouri S&T student chapter, American Nuclear Society; Secretary, Missouri S&T student chapter, Women in Nuclear

What do you think when you hear the word "Nuclear?" Do you think "Clean Energy!" or maybe a news headline? Let's discuss what you know, what you want to learn, and break down one of the more recent Nuclear Headliners: Fukushima Dailchi. Join Engineers from the Missouri S&T chapter of the American Nuclear Society in the discussion of what happened, who should take responsibility, what we should take from this event, and how we should move forward.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 2: Ceramics—From Dirt to Dinnerware

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology, and zoo archaeology!

SESSION TWO IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Two! To be added to the wait-list for this session, click Find Out More. To be added to the wait-list for additional sessions in the series, click the session links below.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Learn about the transformation of clay into a world-changing technology. Join us to discuss prehistoric ceramics and experience the process of making a clay pot of your own!

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 3: Mon, Nov 27, 7PM - 8:30PM, Geoarchaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 3: Geoarchaeology—Stories from the Soil

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens explores the field of archaeology with sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, geoarchaeology, and zoo archaeology!

SESSION THREE IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Three! To be added to the wait-list for this and/or additional sessions in the series, click Find Out More.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions in the series! Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Join us to learn how archaeologists use the soil to interpret history. Discover how the changes in color, texture, and composition can reveal information about past peoples and their environment. Get hands-on practice in soil reading!

Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens Upcoming Sessions

Session 4: Thu, Dec 14, 7PM - 8:30PM, Zoo Archaeology | FULL! Accepting Wait-List Only.

Free

Junior Academy Archaeology Mini-Series for Teens! Session 4: Zoo Archaeology

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

This is the 4th and final session of this hands-on and interactive monthly mini-series for teens exploring the field of archaeology with past sessions on flintknapping, ceramics, and geoarchaeology!

SESSION FOUR IS NOW FULL! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING WAIT-LISTED REGISTRANTS ONLY for Session Four! To be added to the wait-list for this session, click Find Out More.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy members and their parents ONLY. Registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants per session, so register early to reserve your spot! Click "Find Out More" to register!

Learn how animal bones thrown into prehistoric trash pits are used to learn about the humans who put them there. See the many ways animals were utilized as cuisine and more. Then try your skills at identifying bones like an archaeologist!

Free

Teen Science Cafe—Seeding the Future: Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification

Monsanto-Chesterfield Campus MO

Registration for this cafe is now closed!

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 Saturday, February 17. General registration opens Sunday, February 18.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 21. Registration for this cafe is now closed!

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, click here.

Registration for this cafe is now closed!

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & Activities

Featured Cafe Presenter: Lisa Kanizay, Ph.D., Reproductive Biology Scientist, Monsanto Company

Cafe Topic:
Modern breeding relies on many tools and technologies to produce plant varieties that provide farmers and growers with predictable, consistent results. Today scientists use everything from machine learning to naturally occurring biological processes, such as haploid induction, (a process used to speed plant breeding) to create these varieties. Try out some of the plant breeding methods scientists use in this hands-on cafe for teens and discuss genetic modification and what those words mean to a scientist.

Free

STEM Teens Leadership Council Holiday Party and Meeting

T-Rex Room 5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO

OPEN to STEM Teens Leadership Council Members and current Junior Academy Members ONLY! Registration is required. Space is limited! Click Find Out More to RSVP today!

The STEM Teens Leadership Council cordially invites Junior Academy of Science members to attend the STEM Teens Holiday Party & Meeting!

Enjoy holiday food and drinks, meet members of the Academy's STEM Teens Leadership Council, participate in an icebreaker and hands-on leadership vision board activity, and learn about honors colleges from guest speaker, Holly Pope, Ph.D., with the University of Missouri - St. Louis' Pierre Laclede Honor's College.

See you there!

Free

Junior Academy TEENS! Tour Washington University’s School of Medicine Zebrafish Consortium Facilities

Location details to be sent with registration confirmation St. Louis, MO

or 2nd Tour on Monday, January 21 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Registration for this event is now closed. Please email nbachmann@academyofsciencestl.org if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science and STEM Teens Leadership Council student members in grades 6-12 ONLY. CLICK Find Out More to REGISTER and choose 11AM or 12PM tour. Space is limited to 10 per tour. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, CLICK HERE.

Tour Director: Zak Kupchinsky, Zebrafish Facility Supervisor

A behind-the-scenes tour for Junior Academy of Science and STEM Teens Leadership Council student members. Learn about the day-to-day husbandry of zebrafish and the process of culturing young larvae to spawning adults in this exclusive walk-through tour of Washington University's Zebrafish Facility nursery and two main adult rooms. See the high-tech components of the recirculating aquaculture systems and super-cool automated feeding robots! After the walk-through session microscopes are set up for a hands-on experience. Students can handle and inspect embryos at different stages of the developmental cycle.

Genetics and Genomics Series Logo

 Junior Academy TEENS! Tour Washington University's School of Medicine Zebrafish Consortium Facilities is a Genetics and Genomics Series Community Event of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Free

STEM Teens Field Trip: Discover the Science of Pet Nutrition at Nestlé Purina

Nestle Purina Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO

This event is FULL and REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Exact location and important information on Purina-provided lunch, parking and student drop off sent with registration confirmation.

SPACE is LIMITED. TEENS ONLY! REGISTRATION and LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED. Registration deadline is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 7. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members, STEM Teens Leadership Council, and all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 from throughout the region. (Students who have completed 5th grade may attend.) PRE-REGISTRATION for Junior Academy members and STEM Teens ONLY thru Saturday, June 4. General registration opens Sunday, June 5. Click the event name, or the orange Event Information button, for more information and to register.

To join the Junior Academy of Science, or to find out more about the benefits of membership in the Junior Academy, Click Here.

Academy of Science - St. Louis COVID-19 FIELD TRIP POLICY: N95 or KN95 masks are required for all attending teens regardless of vaccination status, and must be worn at all times while participating in Academy of Science field trip opportunities. Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth. This policy is subject to change as circumstances arise keeping safety in mind for everyone.

If you're a teen in grades 6 - 12, join us at the Purina Institute for this insider look at understanding the scientific power of nutrition and its positive impact on pet health and longevity. Tour the Institute, meet the scientists, stay for lunch (provided by Purina), and check out Purina's Retail Innovation Center.

The global voice of Purina’s science, Purina Institute scientists and STEM professionals advance the science of nutrition, making industry-defining discoveries in pet nutrition and promoting global collaboration with the veterinary community and the world’s scientific thought leaders.

Free