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Promoting Health and Social Justice in a Changing Environment

St. Louis County Library - Samuel C. Sachs Branch 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, 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: Christine Ekenga, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Health, and Faculty Co-Director, Environment and Social Development Initiative, Center for Social Development, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental changes, such as pollution, climate change, and natural and human-caused disasters, affect people worldwide. Environmental change is also a social justice issue. People with less social, economic, and political advantage are more likely to experience the negative effects of environmental change. Dr. Ekenga’s research examines how lifestyle, environmental, and occupational factors interact to influence health and well-being. She discusses local and global examples of environmental injustice in this important and timely talk on the impact of our changing environment on human health.

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Missions to Planetary Analogs: Science and Technology That Enable Robotic Planetary Exploration

St. Louis County Library - Samuel C. Sachs Branch 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, 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: Pablo Sobron, Ph.D., Research Scientist, SETI Institute & Impossible Sensing

SETI Institute research scientist, Dr. Pablo Sobron, reviews our most recent field campaigns to planetary analog environments, from desert to Antarctic settings, where we test and refine new technologies and operational strategies for the in-situ astrobiological exploration of Mars, Europa, and beyond.

Have We Created a Toxic Atmosphere? Our Planet at the Dawn of the Anthropocene

St. Louis County Library - Samuel C. Sachs Branch 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, 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: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University

Discover how the burning of fossil fuels has changed the composition of Earth's atmosphere over the past century and how this change has affected both plants and animals on our planet in this fascinating talk on our atmosphere at the Dawn of the Anthropocene.

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Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes

St. Louis County Library - Samuel C. Sachs Branch 16400 Burkhardt Pl., Chesterfield, MO

Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company

Explore the amazing abilities of insects with real entomologists (insect scientists) and discover the tiny heroes of the animal kingdom.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science Members and middle & high school students. Registration required. Registration open to all middle and high school students. Space is limited.

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