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April 2021

Science Matters Lunch and Learn: Honeybees, Pollen, and the Planet

April 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Beekeeper Erik Messner will explore honeybee ecosystems, the impact of climate change on bees, and what non-beekeeping folks can do to help honeybees and other local pollinator species.

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.

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Making the Grade: The Future of America’s Infrastructure

April 22, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

With the anticipated release of the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, join leading engineers and policymakers for a discussion of the state of America’s infrastructure and how it can be improved in the future.

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Kansas City Invention Convention Virtual Awards Ceremony

April 29, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

Join us in congratulating young inventors from the inaugural Kansas City Invention Convention. Prizes will be awarded in grade categories along with a Best-of-Show winner. Five Kansas City- area inventors will also be invited to compete in the National Invention Convention sponsored by The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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How Do I Become a Wildlife and Conservation Biologist?

April 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have a passion for wildlife and love the idea of protecting the natural world? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from bear biologist Wes Larson, a.k.a. @grizkid.

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May 2021

Cancer Moonshot: The Search for a Cure

May 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Established in 2016 with strong bipartisan support, the Cancer Moonshot is marshalling resources across the federal government to speed progress in cancer research and to improved cancer prevention. Five years later, is science on the road to prevention and cure?

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