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The Supernatural in Popular Culture

St. Louis County Library - Prairie Commons Branch 915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, 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: Jennifer Nolan, MA, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Why are vampires, zombies, and other monsters widespread in popular culture and what are their origins? What does anthropology reveal about the relationship between these creatures and humanity? Join us as we delve into an anthropological analysis of supernatural themes in film and written works, along with a discussion on the cultural evolution of Halloween.

Zoo Conservation

St. Louis County Library - Prairie Commons Branch 915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration not required, but seating is limited! Early arrival is highly recommended!!

The Saint Louis Zoo is working to save endangered species both on our St. Louis campus and around the world. This program introduces you to the work of the Zoo's WildCare Institute. The Zoo brings live animals from different continents to teach you about the diversity of wildlife on our planet!

Science of the Hunger Games: Plant ID

St. Louis County Library - Prairie Commons Branch 915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO

Registration required - only accepting wait list registrations as of 5/19/14. Featured Speaker: Catrina Adams, Ph.D., Education Technology Coordinator, Botanical Society of America and Ethnobotanist Lost in the forest without food or provisions? Trying to live in a post apocalyptic world? Could you survive on your plant knowledge? Don't get caught unprepared! Expand your foraging […]

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