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For Teachers

Saturday Morning Science talks are intended to give highschool students a chance to hear about current topics in science, without them necessarily having a science background. We hope that we can arouse their curiosity and encourage them to consider pursuing a university degree in the sciences. We hope
that you will encourage your students to
attend or view selected talks here.

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About Saturday Morning Science

Saturday Morning Science is a series of one-hour long talks aimed at anyone who has some interest in science. However, no science background is required. Come share our enthusiasm and learn what some scientists are up to.

Saturday Morning Science is held on the Columbia campus at the University of Missouri most Saturdays, September through May. The talks are free and open to the public. If you want to know a bit more about science, or if you are simply curious, come and give us a try. The Saturday Morning Science audience currently averages about 150 each week and the program has become a fixture in the community. Most attendees are adults, but K-12 and undergraduate students together account for about 40 percent of the audience.

Established in 2003, the vision of Saturday Morning Science is to create a culture in which engagement between scientists and the public is the norm.

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Saturday Morning Science is run by volunteers with financial donations from

MU Office of ResearchChristopher S. Bond Life Sciences CenterThe Mizzou StoreMonsanto