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3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. NSW takes place each year on the third week of October, and each day of NSW provides for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by […]

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

3-Day Climate Science & Stewardship Educator Workshop

Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

ARE YOU...
Seeking a clearer, science-based understanding of global climate change?
Wanting more ideas of how to use your campus and community as an investigative learning lab?
Looking to enable and support your students to apply science skills to personally relevant, real-world stewardship projects that improve quality of life in your community?

Then this free climate science and stewardship educator workshop may be for you!

Rescheduled New Date! Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings & Night Hikes in Tower Grove Park

Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO, United States

Since the evening components of the Astronomy Festival on September 10 were cancelled due to inclement weather, we have rescheduled them! Hope you can come out and enjoy!

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

6:30pm-8:30pm: sunset stargazing + telescope viewing
West End Picnic Site

Get a special view of the moon, planets, and stars through telescopes provided by St. Louis Astronomical Society and the St. Louis Science Center. We expect to be able to view a full moon, as well as Saturn and possibly Jupiter.

6:30pm-8:00pm: night hikes
West End Picnic Site (meeting location)/ Gaddy Bird Garden

Naturalists from the Missouri Department of Conservation will lead a series of guided walks through the West End of the park to search for night critters that call Tower Grove Park home. We’ll listen for owls, look for eyeshine, and see moths and more in the dark. Walks are 20-30 minutes long and will be walk-up within the time range. Expect tour departures around 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m.

Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings & Night Hikes are a public science partnership of Astronomy on Tap St. Louis, the St. Louis Astronomical Society, Tower Grove Park, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, Missouri Department of Conservation, and The Academy of Science - St. Louis.

Free

Chiral Nanomaterials: Vaccine Development and The Twists and Turns of Life

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! CLICK HERE to REGISTER! Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Scientist:
Jai Rudra, Ph.D.
, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Chirality is a simple geometric property that describes molecules that are not superimposable with their mirror image. One of life's most distinctive signatures is its high selectivity for chiral molecular species, like L-amino acids and D-sugars; and most biochemical reactions in organisms are driven by chirality. In living systems, chirality also dominates at the supramolecular level (e.g. DNA, microtubules, and actin); and researchers have exploited self-assembly of biomolecules, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins to generate nanomaterials with hierarchical chirality. The Rudra Lab at Washington University in St. Louis develops nanomaterials to understand how immune cells respond to chirality and how such interactions can be exploited for vaccine development.

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

Triple-Header Tour: Viewing the Universe with Telescopes Near, Far, and Very Far

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! CLICK HERE to REGISTER! Zoom event link sent w/confirmation email.

Featured Speaker:
Richard Heuermann, NASA Solar System Ambassador; Board member, St. Louis Astronomical Society; retired Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, and Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Washington University in Saint Louis

Join us for a kaleidoscopic sampling of telescopic images of our universe from space and earth and learn about the St. Louis Astronomical Society's Library Telescope program. If you are an adult with a library card, you can borrow a telescope from your local St. Louis area library!

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

Cybersecurity: A Leader’s Perspective From the Field

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 Speaker: Brian M. Gant, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Program Coordinator-UG, John E. Simon School of Business, Maryville University

Dr. Gant is an Assistant Professor & Program Director for undergraduate cybersecurity at Maryville University. He discusses his various roles within the FBI and United States Secret Service, particularly how it correlates directly to cyber/physical security within higher education. He also discusses the current state of cybersecurity and his passion for youth access and opportunity in the cybersecurity realm.

A veteran of both the FBI and the Secret Service with more than 15 years of working knowledge in cybersecurity issues such as domestic and international terrorism, cyber and electronic crime, Gant covers a topic of interest to us all in today's hyperconnected online world.

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

CRISPR/Cas9: The History of its Discovery and Current Applications for Gene Editing

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: Zi Teng Wang, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, The Genome Engineering and Stem Cell Center, McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

CRISPR/Cas9, the gene editing "genetic scissors," is short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9. What does that even mean? How does it work? How is it used? Why is it used? Who even came up with this Nobel Prize winning genome editing technology that has opened up new and promising possibilities in precision medicine and the development of therapies to treat disease? Science communicator, McDonnell Genome Institute Staff Scientist, and molecular cell biologist, Zi Teng Wang, tells the tale of CRISPR/Cas9 and answers your questions in this fascinating look at editing genes and CRISPR's revolutionary impact in the life sciences.

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

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