Mexican Art, Science, and Revolution in the Binational 1920s and 1930s

Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri

Featured Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Latin American Studies Program; Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis Inspired by the Flores Mexicanas exhibit, Washington University Arts and Sciences professor, Ignacio M. […]

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Dark Energy and Our Expanding Universe

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

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 […]

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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 a restorative power in nature. This belief helped drive the development of our great urban park systems in the 19th century. Environmental psychologist, Louise Chawla, […]

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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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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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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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Who’s to Blame for Fake News? Probably You

St. Louis County Library Weber Road Branch 4444 Weber Road, Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Amber Hinsley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Saint Louis University It’s time to move beyond talking about the obvious ways to identify mis- and disinformation by learning why we fall for fake news (and we all do) and how to dissuade others of their fake-news beliefs. The fake news spectrum is wide, […]

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Immigration Then and Now: Exploring The Making of Undocumented Immigrants

Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri

Featured Speaker: Ariela Schachter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis Throughout the history of the United States, federal laws and policies have been used to determine who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and who should be excluded. Sociologist, Ariela Schachter, explores how historical and contemporary […]

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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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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 Vote: What St. Louis Men Expected, What St. Louis Women Did

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FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Click the link to join event via Zoom. Featured Speaker: Linda Harris Dobkins, Ph.D., author and Professor Emerita of Economics, Emory and Henry College Economist Linda Harris Dobkins, offers us a look at the political/economic calculus that […]

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