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February 2021

Inventing KC: An Introduction to the Kansas City Invention Convention

February 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eric Ward, Vice President for Public Programs at the Linda Hall Library, will provide an overview of the inaugural Kansas City Invention Convention and answer your questions about how to enter and succeed in the competition. KCIC is open to any student in grades 4 through 12 in the Kansas City metro.

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March 2021

2021 Futures Forum: The Future of Information

March 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2021 Futures Forum, featuring Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, will examine the highly complex and rapidly evolving information landscape.

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Science Matters Lunch and Learn: A History of Mental Illness Treatments

March 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cole Klawuhn, historic preservationist and archival assistant for St. Joseph Museums, Inc., will discuss the history of treatments for mental illnesses, including blood theory, hydrotherapy, lobotomies, and modern-day psychopharmacologies.

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AI and Computer Vision in Bee Ecology, Conservation, and Citizen Science

March 17, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part one of a three-part Deeper Dive series on pollinator ecology and conservation.

Promising new techniques in AI and computer vision, originally developed for self-driving cars, are now being applied to bee conservation to help us understand why, where, and which bee species are in trouble.

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Three Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance Of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It

March 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part two of a three-part series exploring pollinator ecology and conservation.

Dr. Ken Rosenberg from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will describe a new scientific approach to identifying the causes of declines and advancing species along the road to recovery—a reimagining of bird conservation in the 21st Century.

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