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Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Venus: The Volcanic World Hidden Beneath the Clouds

Zoom , United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE! Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Scientist: Rebecca Hahn, Ph.D. Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Did you know that Earth’s sister planet is home to at least 85,000 volcanoes? Using 30-year-old radar imagery, Washington University planetary scientists Rebecca Hahn and Paul Byrne created the most detailed and comprehensive map to-date of volcanoes on Venus. This new map will allow scientists to think about where else to search for evidence of recent geological activity and will improve our understanding of how volcanoes form and evolve across the surface of our closest planetary neighbor.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program 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 underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

6th Annual Global City Nature Challenge | April 28 – May 1, 2023

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region

Counties representing the greater St. Louis region in the 2023 City Nature Challenge: Missouri—Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren; Illinois—Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, St. Clair.

Take part in the City Nature Challenge!

HELP THE ST. LOUIS REGION COMPETE AND WIN!

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a four-day bioblitz-style competition between 350+ cities across the globe to gather observations of nature. Run by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, the CNC is a platform for people to engage in community science by finding and documenting local wildlife. Cities compete to collect the most observations of nature, document the most species, and engage the most people during the four-day event. If you can't get out to one of our region's unique nature sites, you can still participate in your backyard!

Participation is easy:

Mark your calendars and let's do this St. Louis!

To learn more visit: stlouis-mo.gov/city-nature-challenge

Follow the City Nature Challenge on Facebook!

Free

STEM Teens Field Trip: Forensic Science Behind the Scenes

Saint Louis University

Exact location on the Saint Louis University campus, parking and student drop off and pick up information sent with registration confirmation.

WE ARE FULL! REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED!

SPACE is LIMITED. First-come first-serve! TEENS ONLY! REGISTRATION and separate Academy and SLU LIABILITY WAIVERS are REQUIRED for each registering participant. Registration deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 28.

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. PRE-REGISTRATION for Junior Academy members and STEM Teens ONLY thru Wednesday, April 26. General registration for all Teens opens Thursday, April 27.

REGISTER HERE!

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 not required, but are highly recommended for all attending teens regardless of vaccination status. This policy is subject to change as circumstances arise, keeping safety in mind for everyone.

Welcome! In this hands-on Science Careers Exploration for teens, students explore what it's really like to be a forensic scientist. Participate in activities such as fingerprinting, blood spatter analysis, blood testing, and more! You'll learn from professors in forensic science and interact with students majoring in forensic science at Saint Louis University. Explore the fascinating behind-the-scenes world of forensic science in partnership with the Forensic Science Program at Saint Louis University.

Forensic scientists use scientific methods to examine and analyze evidence from crime scenes and elsewhere to develop objective findings that can assist in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of crime, or absolve an innocent person from suspicion. If you're a teen in grades 6 - 12, you won't want to miss this this hands-on insider look at careers in Forensic Science.

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Forensic Science Behind the Scenes is a STEM Teens and Junior Academy Field Trip partnership of The Academy of Science - St. Louis and Saint Louis University.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

2023 Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture | Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods

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

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker: Richard B. Primack, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Boston University; author, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods

Boston University biology professor, Dr. Richard Primack, talks about his current research and findings that led to the publication of his book, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods.

With his research based primarily in Concord, Massachusetts, thanks to expansive records kept by Henry David Thoreau in the 1850's, Dr. Primack uses Concord as a living laboratory to determine which species are the most sensitive indicators of climate change, how invasive species are affecting plant communities, the possibility of ecological mismatches between groups of species, and the population dynamics of native plant species. In partnership with many colleagues, Primack is currently investigating the implications of an ecological mismatch between trees and wildflowers due to the greater sensitivity of trees to a warming spring.

Walden Warming is a presentation of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with the Saint Louis Zoo and The Academy of Science – St. Louis.

Free

Mosquito Alert STL: Citizen Science Inviting St. Louisans to Support Mosquito Surveillance and Ecologically-Sound Control Practices

Zoom , United States

Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE! Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Speaker: Ricardo Wray, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Behavioral Science and Health Education, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University

The Mosquito Alert smartphone app invites citizen scientists to upload photos of mosquitoes, breeding sites, and bites to supplement local health department vector control efforts, with special attention to disadvantaged neighborhoods. A collaboration of the St. Louis City and County health departments, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, Mosquito Alert STL is the first effort in the US to promote use of the app through community and digital outreach. Engagement with the app and outreach programming seeks to enhance knowledge about mosquitoes, and ecologically-sound mosquito control and biodiversity practices.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Black Holes and Supercomputers

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Urban Chestnut in The Grove, 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Space and seating is limited. Arrive early! Registration not required. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Drinks and food will be available to purchase on site.

Featured Speaker: Andrew West, Ph.D., Department of Physics, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Astronomy on Tap - St. Louis is a series of science education and public outreach events presented in partnership with The Academy of Science - St. Louis, the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, and the JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program. Astronomy on Tap is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum—It’s Getting Hot in Here: Urban Heat Effects and St. Louis

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

Saint Louis Zoo, Anheuser Busch Theater in the Living World (North Entrance ONLY),
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration required and includes a boxed sandwich meal.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER!

Each year the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri - St. Louis organizes and co-sponsors the Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Saint Louis Zoo, and The Academy of Science - St. Louis. This free, (thanks to the foresight of Whitney and Anna Harris, who found value in the Harris Center and conservation ecology knowledge outreach to students and the public), annual event features opportunities for interaction between conservation organizations and the general public, 3-4 public forum speakers, and a panel discussion and audience Q&A following. The Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum promotes and fosters learning, discussion, and new viewpoints.

Join us for an evening on one of today's most relevant and concerning topics faced by all modern cities — the urban heat island effect. Our panel of experts present information on the phenomenon and guide us through history, repercussions, and urban heat island solutions we can create together. This event features opportunities to talk with local conservation organizations prior to the 6 p.m. Conservation Forum. Come early to check out the environmental and conservation work being done in our area!

Dinner is provided at no charge to registered participants halfway through the event. The evening concludes with a Q&A session.

2023 HARRIS FORUM SPEAKERS:

Steven Duong, AICP, Principal and Vice President, Urbanism + Planning Practice Lead, AECOM

Kaylee Arnold, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Living Earth Collaborative, Washington University in St. Louis

Andrew Hurley, Ph.D., Professor of History, Department of History, University of Missouri-St. Louis

It's Getting Hot in Here | The Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center Conservation Forum is a special partnership presentation of the Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

The Story Collider: Stories about Science—Astronomy, an Astronomy Festival Kickoff Event

St. Louis Public Radio Community Room 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, United States

St. Louis Public Radio - Community Room
3651 Olive Street St. Louis, MO, 63108 United States

This fall we’re teaming up with the second annual Tower Grove Park Astronomy Festival and shooting for the stars! Join us at St. Louis Public Radio on September 29 for an evening of true, personal stories about how looking to the skies can help us find what we’re searching for within.

Tickets $10 | OPEN to ALL.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CLICK HERE for TICKETS!

Cash bar available. No outside alcohol is permitted at this event. | You can also listen on air - 90.7 KWMU

On Saturday, September 30, Tower Grove Park welcomes the community for the second-annual Astronomy Festival! The event is from 3 to 9 p.m. at the West End of Tower Grove Park, featuring a vendor fair filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, a screening of Wall-E, mobile planetarium shows, an Astronomy on Tap lecture, and ending the evening with night hikes, story time, and a stargazing & telescope viewing.

Hosted by:

Gabe Montesanti and Sam Lyons

Stories By:

Pamela Gay, Ph.D., Program Director & Executive Producer, CosmoQuest; Senior Education and Communication Specialist and Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute; 2012 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Science Educator Award recipient, The Academy of Science - St. Louis

Alex Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Paul Byrne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis

Kirsten Siebach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University; Member, Science and Operations Teams, Mars 2020 rover Perseverance and Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity

The Story Collider: Stories About Science—Astronomy is a special partnership presentation of St. Louis Public Radio, the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, The Academy of Science - St. Louis, and Missouri University of Science and Technology.

$10.00

Astronomy on Tap at Astronomy Fest: The Universe is Teeming with Planets, but Where Does the Earth Stand Among Them?

Stone Shelter in Tower Grove Park 4490 Nortthwest Drive, St. Louis, MO, United States

Stone Shelter at Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration not required. Middle and high school students and Junior Academy members, welcome and encouraged to attend. Presentation is on an LED screen. Space and seating is limited. This is an outdoor lecture - please plan to bring your own folding chairs or picnic blankets!

Drinks (tea, soda, water) and food will be available to purchase on site. Food for sale by Spud Shack. Food and drinks from Dynamic Dishes from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Audio description services provided by MindsEye Radio. ASL Interpretation Services provided by AMB Interpreting Services.

Featured Speaker: Tansu Daylan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, and Member, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Exploration of planets beyond our Solar System, i.e., exoplanets, continues to fuel our wonder and motivates us to seek bold answers to outstanding questions in planet formation, evolution, and orbital migration. Since its launch in 2018, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been pivotal in expanding our catalog of known exoplanets. The telescope has enabled us to identify over 6,700 TESS Objects of Interest (TOIs) that are being monitored by ground-based observatories to potentially confirm their planetary nature. The wide-field cameras of TESS have extended Kepler Space Telescope's previous search for small exoplanets to bright stars across the celestial sphere, enabling the discovery of worlds particularly amenable to atmospheric characterization. The confirmed exoplanets constitute a plethora of Earth-sized worlds to gas giants with a wide distribution of temperatures, allowing us to explore their rich atmospheric properties during transit using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). More recently, the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has facilitated new leaps in our ability to characterize exoatmospheres at infrared wavelengths, leading to the first spectral detection of carbon dioxide on an exoplanet.

September's Astronomy on Tap is being presented at Astronomy Fest! Take a trip to the stars & beyond at Tower Grove Park’s second annual Astronomy Festival! Enjoy a full day of festivities for all ages at this free, public event on Sat, Sep 30, 2023.

Astronomy on Tap - St. Louis is a series of science education and public outreach events presented in partnership with The Academy of Science - St. Louis, the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis, the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, and the JPL Solar System Ambassadors Program. Astronomy on Tap is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Conservation Conversation and Film Screening: Stopping the Next Pandemic

Saint Louis Zoo, Anheuser Busch Theater in the Living World (North Entrance ONLY),
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO United States

(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY–

Join us for a screening of the Cannes World Film Festival's January 2023 Winner for Best Environmental Film, Stopping the Next Pandemic. The award winning documentary highlights the work being done globally as scientists race to prevent future outbreaks of zoonotic diseases following the COVID-19 pandemic.

In today's interconnected world, even diseases with origins in the remotest of places present a concern for global health. The COVID-19 pandemic called to the fore the interconnectedness and interdependency of all environments—the premise of an interdisciplinary concept and burgeoning field known as One Health.

A panel discussion follows with Dr. Sharon Deem of the Saint Louis Zoo and Drs. Jacco Boon and Krista Milich of Washington University in St. Louis, moderated by disease ecologist and Fontonne University's Center for One Health director, Dr. Kelly Lane-deGraaf.

6:30 p.m. — Film Screening
8:15-9 p.m. — Panelist Discussion

Panel Moderator:

Kelly E. Lane-deGraaf, Ph.D., Director, Center for One Health, and Associate Professor, Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, Fontbonne University; Outstanding St. Louis Science Educator, The Academy of Science - St. Louis

Panelists:

Jacco Boon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Pathology and Immunology, John T. Milliken Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Institute for Public Health, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Sharon Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM, Director, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine; Fellow, The Academy of Science - St. Louis
Krista Milich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

Conservation Conversations is a public partnership series of The Academy of Science - St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Shuttterbee! Community Action Backyard Bee Photography to Improve Conservation Practices

Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region , United States

Your Backyard! Greater St. Louis Bi-State Region, United States

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

Registration for training and participation in Shutterbee required! Click registration link below.

Join the team! Our citizen scientists photograph bees every two weeks in a location of their choosing and upload their observations to iNautralist. Our research team then identifies the bees and plants in the photographs and uses those data to test hypotheses regarding bee diversity and behavior. We share our results and related information regularly through newsletters, seminars, and social media posts.

Every spring, we enroll and train new participants; if you are interested, REGISTER HERE or email shutterbee@webster.edu. You will receive 3-4 hours of training and join a wonderful community of bee enthusiasts!

Details and additional resources on photographing and identifying bees and helping pollinators can be found on the Shutterbee website.

Shutterbee is a Community Science special partnership program of Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Ph.D., the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Science at Webster University; and the 2019 Academy of Science - St. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Educator Award recipient, in collaboration with Saint Louis University and the Billiken Bee Lab, the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Bring Conservation Home: A St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership. Funding support from Webster University, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Living Earth Collaborative Center for Biodiversity. Promotional support provided by The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Deconstructing Gentrification: Neighborhood Change in St. Louis

St. Louis County Library Mid-County Branch
7821 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker: Todd Swanstrom, Ph.D., Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration; Graduate Director, Political Science Department, University of Missouri-St. Louis; co-author, The Changing American Neighborhood: The Meaning of Place in the Twenty-First Century

Native tribes in Alaska have more than fifty words for snow, but we have only one word for socioeconomically ascending neighborhoods—gentrification. When we lump complex processes such as changing neighborhoods under one term, we invite confusion. A simplistic view of gentrification has distracted attention from the more serious problem of disinvestment and deterioration. In fact, gentrification is a complex and variegated phenomenon, one that author and political scientist, Todd Swanstrom, demonstrates using examples from St. Louis in this fascinating look at our changing neighborhoods.

Swanstrom, along with Alan Mallach, a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, is the co-author of the recently published book from Cornell University Press, The Changing American Neighborhood: The Meaning of Place in the Twenty-First Century.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Unlocking the Potential: Geospatial Science, Open Data, and Their Impact on Science, Democracy, and the Aspirations of Future Innovators

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis, MO, United States

St. Louis County Library Cliff Cave Branch
5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker:
J.S. Onésimo (Ness) Sándoval, Ph.D., Professor of Demography and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University; Program Director, Public and Social Policy, Director, Saint Louis University MS Program of Sociology

Saint Louis University’s Ness Sándoval delves into the multifaceted role of geospatial science, unraveling its impact on scientific advancements, democratic processes, and the aspirations of using GIScience to improve the human condition. By examining the intersections of geospatial data and open-access information, Professor Sándoval guides the audience through a journey that underscores their pivotal roles in shaping a more informed and connected society, and illustrating how geospatial science and open data foster collaboration, innovation, and informed decision-making. This presentation serves as a beacon for those seeking to comprehend and harness the transformative capabilities of geospatial science and open data in the pursuit of a more connected and enlightened global community.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

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