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Monkey Mystery: How Comparative Anatomy Can Bring Fossil Primates to Life

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

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 from throughout the region. PRE-REGISTRATION for Junior Academy members ONLY thru Friday, October 18. General registration opens Saturday, October 19. Click Find Out More to Register!

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PROGRAM
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner and Icebreaker
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Presentation & Activities

Featured Cafe Presenter: Kari Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology & Neuroscience, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

What did the first primates eat? How big were they? Did they live in the trees or on the ground? In this interactive teen cafe on comparative anatomy, you'll work in teams to explore the anatomy of your team's mystery monkey and predict the answers to these questions. And you can put your artistic skills to work—each team will draw their monkey and choose a name for their newly discovered species of primate.

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Teen Science Cafe: Rising Waters! Forecasting Rising Rivers, Exploring Flood Emergency Tech

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

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 from throughout the region. Registration required.

PRE-REGISTRATION for Junior Academy members ONLY, on Thursday, October 18. General registration opens on Friday, October 19. Space is limited! Click Find Out More to Register Today!

Hear from National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs on measuring and forecasting rising rivers and meet with STEM and EMT (emergency management technology) professionals and first responders in this interactive Teen Science Cafe on the technology used to predict, respond to, and manage flooding emergencies. Tour EMT Stations featuring representatives from the American Red Cross, Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management, St. Louis County Department of Public Health, and the National Weather Service.

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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.

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Teen Science Cafe: Bacteria Detective! How Scientists Study Bacteria

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

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and all middle and high school students in grades 6-12 from throughout the region. Registration required. Space is limited. Click "Find Out More" to Register Today!

At Teen Science Cafes, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Cafes are presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science Youth Leadership Council members.

Featured Cafe Presenter: Boahemaa Adu-Oppong, Ph.D. candidate in the EEPB (Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology) Program, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, and graduate student in the Dantas Lab (Gautam Dantas is a 2015 Academy of Science Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient)

In this interactive and insightful Teen Cafe on How Scientists Study Bacteria, you'll play the role of a scientist who has just sequenced a ton of bacteria, but unfortunately someone in the lab mixed up the labeling! Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to unscramble the mixed up labeling to figure out what environment you are studying.

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Here and There– An Earthling’s Guide To Lands, Seas, and Weather On Planets and Moons

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

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend.

Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, ret'd., Washington University in St. Louis

What scientists have learned about the land, seas, and skies of Earth can help us to understand the geology and weather of other planets and their moons. We'll peek at giant volcanoes and canyons on Mars, planet-sized storms on Jupiter and Neptune, and seas on satellite moons.

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The Tangled Jungle Path to Primatology Teen Science Cafe

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

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required. REGISTER HERE or call 314.533.8586. Featured Speaker: Jennifer Rehg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville At a Teen Science Cafe, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed […]

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Forensic Science: What’s Real, What’s Not? What’s Cool, What’s Hot

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

Featured Speaker: Bryan Hampton, Bryan Hampton, Director, Criminalistics Laboratory, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department Hear about the hot topics in forensics and its role in solving cold cases. Forensic scientist and St. Charles County Criminalistics Lab director Bryan Hampton takes a look at the realities of forensic science and debunks some of the often-glamorized science’s […]

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