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April 2021

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

Know the Score!: Baseball Scorekeeping History and Basics

May 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The art and fun of keeping score at a baseball game is a time-honored tradition. It also promotes the first principle of the scientific method, “observation.” Join special guests Paul Dickson (author of The Joy of Keeping Score) and Dr. Max Utsler, an official scorer for Major League Baseball and the Kansas City Royals, for this family-friendly look at the basics of keeping a baseball scorebook. The program is free and will broadcast live on the NLBM Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

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Talking Baseball and Science with Paul DeJong

May 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention students and teachers!! Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) and the Linda Hall Library for a chat with MLB star Paul DeJong! DeJong is an all-star starting shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals with a lifelong passion for baseball and learning. Recently, he has conducted science experiments measuring the effects of heat on baseballs. This event is free and will broadcast live on the NLBM Facebook page and YouTube channel. All grade levels welcomed!  We want a lot of questions for Paul in the chat about baseball, school, and science.

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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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“Strat-School! Featuring Strat-o-Matic: Learn Math Skills Using the Classic Fantasy Baseball Game

May 10, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A live, virtual program for the entire family!

Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Linda Hall Library, and our partners at Strat-o-Matic Baseball for “STRAT-SCHOOL,” teaching you the ins and outs of this popular board game. For 60 years, Strat-o-Matic has offered sports game simulations using math and probability tables. It is the original fantasy sports game simulation, starting with baseball. Learn the history of the game and how it can help sharpen your math skills.

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