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Mosquitoes in the Anthropocene: Invasions, Climate Adaptation, and Urbanization

St. Louis County Library - Daniel Boone Branch 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, 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 Find Out More to Register!

Featured Speaker: Katie Westby, Ph.D., MSPH, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis

Tyson Research Center biologist, Katie Westby, presents an overview of how human-driven changes influence mosquito-borne disease and shares some of the work in the Saint Louis region examining how invasive species, climate, and urbanization are affecting mosquito communities.

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Dark Energy and Our Expanding Universe

St. Louis County Library - Daniel Boone Branch 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO

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

Featured Speaker: Andrés A. Plazas Malagón, Ph.D., Associate Research Scholar, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University; NASA Solar System Ambassador; Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Explore our expanding universe with Dr. Andrés Plazas Malagón, who is part of the LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) Data Management Team at Princeton University and a Visiting Scientist with the Department of Physics at Washington University, as he describes “dark energy” and the leading edge research that is changing the way we understand the cosmos.

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The Songbird—Tree Connection

St. Louis County Library - Daniel Boone Branch 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, 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 "Find Out More" to register!

Featured Speaker: Mitch Leachman, Executive Director, St. Louis Audubon Society

Learn about the connection between our backyard birds and native Missouri trees. From food to shelter and space to reproduce, trees and shrubs are essential to songbirds across our community. The average suburban lot may support 20-30 bird species, but a bit of careful planting with Missouri natives may create a space that supports over 100 species!

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Exploring the Moon from Orbit – Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers

St. Louis County Library - Daniel Boone Branch 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required. Click "Find Out More" to register.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Dr. Clegg-Watkins uses Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images to study the effects of rocket exhaust on lunar soil and to investigate silicic volcanic regions of the Moon. She hopes to one day use her research and skills to help plan future robotic and manned planetary missions.

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