Madagascar: From Crisis to Conservation Opportunity

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Andrea Baden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College, City University of New York Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is home to more than 12,000 plant and 700 vertebrate species, 80 to 90 percent of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Sadly, much of this biodiversity is currently […]

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The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: 500 Years of Amazon Science and Exploration

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, College of Science, George Mason University The Amazon is as big as the 48 contiguous United States and represents the greatest terrestrial repository of biodiversity on Earth. The Amazon river system contains 20 percent of all the world’s […]

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Jungle Giants: Protecting Endangered Species in The Wildest Places on Earth

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker. For the past decade he has specialized in threatened ecosystems and species in countries like Indonesia, Brazil, India, and Peru. In the Amazon, Rosolie has described new ecosystems and launched the first-ever study of anacondas in lowland rainforest; and he’s spent extensive […]

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Dragons Down Under: Adventures in Species Discovery and Conservation of Australian Lizards

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured speaker: Jane Melville, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Herpetology, Museums Victoria, Australia An evolutionary and conservation biologist, Jane Melville has studied dragon lizards across the vast, hot, and dry continent of Australia for the last 20 years, naming 30 new species. The dragons are some of the world’s most iconic and best-known lizards. Dr. Melville shares […]

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Peaceable Bonobos, Violent Chimpanzees, and The Evolution of Human Behavior

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park. Featured Speaker: Richard Wrangham, Ph.D., Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, […]

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Living Landscapes for Human Health and Well-Being

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Louise Chawla, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Program in Environmental Design, and Fellow, Community Engagement, Design and Research (CEDaR), University of Colorado Boulder Since ancient times, people believed there was […]

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Women in the Wild

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Arne hosts an online version of the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom program. As an accomplished wildlife educator, she has worked with zoos, rescues, and conservation partners […]

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Transforming Medical Care Through the Personalized Medicine Paradigm

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: David H Perlmutter, M.D., Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs; Dean, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis The […]

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Medicines from Plants—A Nexus of Biodiversity and Technology

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Oliver M. Langenberg Distinguished Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, IntelliZyme; Fellow and 2011 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist, The Academy of Science – St. Louis Plants produce an enormously rich reservoir of chemical diversity. More than 200,000 distinct chemicals have […]

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Eye on Evolution: Losos, Lizards, and Experiments in Evolutionary Science

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Jonathan Losos, Ph.D., Director, The Living Earth Collaborative, and William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis; recipient, 2001 Academy of Science Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award Darwin said we could not observe evolution “until the hand of time has marked the long lapse of the ages,” and for […]

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