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Microbes and Electricity – A Journey through Earth’s History

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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 Information Button for more information and to register. Registrants receive Zoom link to join via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Arpita Bose, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator, the Bose Lab; Packard Foundation Fellow and Anant Fellow for Climate Action, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

In this fascinating talk on microbes and electricity, Arpita Bose talks about how the Bose Lab is studying modern microbes whose ancient relatives might have led to the deposition and formation of our largest source of iron ore in sedimentary rock structures called Banded Iron Formations (BIFs). Geologists and geo-microbiologists argue about the ancient microbiological processes that might have led to BIF deposition, including the seeming impossibility of microbes surrounded by rust to survive and even grow while being embedded in these iron coffins. Arpita and her Bose Lab colleagues have accumulated substantial evidence showing this feat can indeed be accomplished by BIF depositing microbes that are using electrical current through rust; and she shares how the Lab is leveraging this process today to find climate change solutions.

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Mission Notebooks from Mars: NASA Data for Everyone

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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 for more information and to register. Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Speaker: Thomas Stein, Computer Systems Manager and NASA Planetary Data System Geosciences Node Operations Manager, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

NASA’s Mars rover science teams make decisions every day about where to go and what observations to make. Mission notebooks capture daily reports to add context to the vast data archive curated at Washington University in St. Louis and partner Planetary Data System facilities. The notebooks are used by students and scientists, and they are freely available to all. Washington University manages the “geosciences node” of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS) and works directly with NASA missions to help them generate data archives related to geology, geophysics, surface properties, and tectonics of planets.

The NASA Connection is a special partnership series of The Academy of Science - St. Louis and the NASA SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADORS - Southern Illinois.

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How Brains Perceive, Think, and Control Action: Neural Computation and Neural Representation

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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: Gualtiero Piccinini, Ph.D., Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Associate Director, Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri - St. Louis; author, Neurocognitive Mechanisms: Explaining Biological Cognition

Animals learn to act in a complex environment in ways that robots are still unable to replicate. In addition, people can think about things that may or may not be true and may not even exist, such as Peter Pan. How do we do it? Italian–American philosopher, Gualtiero Piccinini, presents some recent work on how our brains allow us to perceive, think, and control action.

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Science in St. Louis—CANCELLED

Zoom St. Louis, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. This event has been cancelled!

This event has been cancelled!

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The Story Collider: Stories About Science—Reverberations

Crowdcast St. Louis, MO

The Story Collider helps people from all walks of life tell their personal stories about science. Join us from the comfort of home for this exciting evening online as we livestream four true, personal stories about science from St. Louis! We’ll be live from the St. Louis Public Radio Community Room at 7 pm CST (8 pm EST) with a limited audience for this living-room style show.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Free and Open to All. CLICK the orange Event Information button for tickets and speaker lineup.

Hosted by Sam Lyons and Charlie Blake. This show is held in collaboration with St. Louis Public Radio.

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The Missouri Dinosaur

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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: Guy Darrough, Curator, Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center; Owner and artist, Lost World Studios

On October 15, 2021, with the help of a crane, 2,500 pounds (1,134 kilograms) of fossilized Parrosaurus missouriensis, the Missouri State Dinosaur, was excavated near Glen Allen, Missouri, by researchers from The Field Museum in Chicago and the Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center, to make its way to the Field Museum for preparation, research, and eventual display. Hear the story of one of Missouri’s most recent and exciting dinosaur finds from dig site director, Guy Darrough, a self-taught and highly accomplished fossil collector, fossil preparation expert, and illustrator who has worked in paleontology and related areas for more than 40 years.

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Missouri Songbirds, Raptors, and Citizen Science

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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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Science Fair- Student Registration Deadline

eFair - St. Louis, MO

All students who live or attend schools in St. Louis City or county are encouraged to participate in the Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair for grades K-12. Students should check with their science teacher to see if their school is registered to participate. Close to $40,000 in scholarships and awards are presented […]

Building Safe and Sustainable Batteries

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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

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

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled great cellphones, portable power tools, and electric cars. But we also experience their limitations and witness their safety problems. What can we do to make them better? Are there more sustainable alternatives? Research in the Lab of Peng Bai at Washington University is paving new ways, following the guidance of the basic but fascinating science.

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Science Fair- Project Upload Deadline

eFair - St. Louis, MO

Are you participating in this year's Academy of Science- St. Louis Science Fair? The project upload deadline is today!

5th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 29 – May 2

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

This weekend, take part in the global City Nature Challenge!

HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!

It's here! The 2022 City Nature Challenge is happening all around the world April 29-May 2. This will be the fifth year the St. Louis metro area will be competing in the global event, coordinated by iNaturalist to see which city or metropolitan region in the world can document the most species in 4 days. More than 200 cities and metro regions are competing.

Participation is easy. Click the event, or the Orange Event Information button, for details on how to participate!

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5th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 29 – May 2

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

This weekend, take part in the global City Nature Challenge!

HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!

It's here! The 2022 City Nature Challenge is happening all around the world April 29-May 2. This will be the fifth year the St. Louis metro area will be competing in the global event, coordinated by iNaturalist to see which city or metropolitan region in the world can document the most species in 4 days. More than 200 cities and metro regions are competing.

Participation is easy. Click the event, or the orange Event Information button, for details on how to participate!

Free

5th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 29 – May 2

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

This weekend, take part in the global City Nature Challenge!

HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!

It's here! The 2022 City Nature Challenge is happening all around the world April 29-May 2. This will be the fifth year the St. Louis metro area will be competing in the global event, coordinated by iNaturalist to see which city or metropolitan region in the world can document the most species in 4 days. More than 200 cities and metro regions are competing.

Participation is easy. Click the event, or the orange Event Information button, for details on how to participate!

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Shuttterbee! Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

Your Backyard! St. Louis, MO United States

Feeling shut in? Get out with Shutterbee! in this year-round Community Action science collaboration OPEN to ALL area nature and conservation enthusiasts 12 years and up to document bee diversity and inform conservation strategies in the St. Louis region.

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click the event, or the Orange Event Information button, for details on how to participate!

Enjoy some sunshine, learn about your backyard bees, and join a fantastic community of bee enthusiasts! We invite you to help us track bees throughout the St. Louis region by hanging out in your own backyard on days when the weather is warm (>60°F) and partly to mostly sunny between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The goals of this project are to understand how landscape features and land management decisions affect bee diversity and behavior.

We need your help to figure it out!

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5th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 29 – May 2

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

This weekend, take part in the global City Nature Challenge!

HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!

It's here! The 2022 City Nature Challenge is happening all around the world April 29-May 2. This will be the fifth year the St. Louis metro area will be competing in the global event, coordinated by iNaturalist to see which city or metropolitan region in the world can document the most species in 4 days. More than 200 cities and metro regions are competing.

Participation is easy. Click the event, or the orange Event Information button, for details on how to participate!

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Science Fair- Results & Awards!

eFair - St. Louis, MO

Did you participate in this year's Academy of Science - St. Louis Regional K-12 Science eFair? Results are now available!

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Give STL Day

Virtual

Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The minimum donation is $10 and the maximum is $100,000. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as […]

What Television Shows Like CSI Don’t Tell You About Forensic Science

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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 Speaker: Erik Hall, Ph.D., Director of Forensic Science and Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University

Erik Hall, Director of Forensic Science at Saint Louis University and former Biology technical leader at the St. Louis City Crime Lab, discusses the role of the forensic scientist, covers scientific techniques used by police to solve crime, and dispels some myths about CSI. Bring your Sherlock Holmes caps as we discuss DNA, fingerprints, bloodstain pattern analysis, and other crime scene investigation techniques!

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Conservation Conversations: Where the Wild Things Are: Exploring How Society Shapes the Biodiversity of Cities

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

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

Featured Speaker: Christopher Schell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources, University of California

Evolutionary biologist, Chris Schell, explains how economic and racial inequities shape biodiversity patterns in cities, with particular focus on urban mammals; and he addresses how using a social-ecological and environmental justice lens is critical for developing human and wildlife resilience in an ever-changing world.

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Satellite Remote Sensing and Modeling of Air Quality

Zoom St. Louis, MO

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 name, or the orange Event Information button, for more information and to register. Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Speaker: Randall Martin, Ph.D., Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering and Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Outdoor air quality is the leading global environmental determinant of longevity. However, ground-level monitoring remains sparse in many regions of the world. Satellite remote sensing offers global data to fill these gaps. Global modeling plays a critical role in interpreting these satellite observations. These information sources indicate pronounced variation in air quality around the world, with implications for global public health.

The NASA Connection is a special partnership series of The Academy of Science - St. Louis and the NASA SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADORS - Southern Illinois.

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