St. Louis Science Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org en STL’s Zoo-Museum District Board Raises Possibility Of Admission Charges For Some http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-s-zoo-museum-district-board-raises-possibility-admission-charges-some <p>Free admission to St. Louis’ cultural institutions for non-residents could be a thing of the past if talk by the Zoo-Museum District board members turns to action.</p><p>On Wednesday night, the board discussed the possibility of charging admission to the Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center and other attractions in response to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-critical-zmd-adopted-st-louis-aldermanic-committee-debated-zmd">a report by St. Louis City Alderman Joe Roddy.</a></p><p>Admission would remain free for people who live in St. Louis and St. Louis County.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 04:55:39 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35687 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL’s Zoo-Museum District Board Raises Possibility Of Admission Charges For Some Report Critical Of ZMD Adopted By St. Louis Aldermanic Committee, Debated By ZMD http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-critical-zmd-adopted-st-louis-aldermanic-committee-debated-zmd <p>A report sharply criticizing St. Louis’ Zoo-Museum District (ZMD) was adopted by the parks committee of the city’s board of aldermen Thursday.</p><p>Alderman Joe Roddy, parks committee chair, <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/201370104/Roddy-Report">released a draft of the report this week</a> following a year of investigation.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:13:02 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Critical Of ZMD Adopted By St. Louis Aldermanic Committee, Debated By ZMD How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-can-st-louis-zoo-museum-district-institutions-raise-more-money-charge-admission <p>Commissioners of the Zoo-Museum District, on September 30, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/support-grows-charging-some-enter-zoo-museum-district-attractions">voted to raise the property tax rate</a> that funds five St. Louis cultural institutions to the highest level permitted by state law.&nbsp; Those institutions are the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:43:28 +0000 Alex Heuer & Camille Phillips 30506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Can St. Louis' Zoo-Museum District Institutions Raise More Money? Charge Admission? Morning headlines: Thursday, February 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-february-9-2012 <p><strong>Parkway School District to cut spending</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/parkway-school-board-votes-to-cut-spending/article_cc79deef-562c-5529-946c-f31c5e168371.html">According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, the Parkway School Board has approved cutting spending by about $7.5 million to $9.6 million during the next two school years. The school board approved the cuts Wednesday night.</p><p>Reductions include eliminating 20 positions from administration and support staff, mostly through attrition.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:28:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, February 9, 2012 New president for the Saint Louis Science Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-president-saint-louis-science-center <p>A former executive at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has been named president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/11/09/vescolani-named-president-and-ceo-of.html">St. Louis Business Journal</a> reports that Bert Vescolani will replace Doug King, who left almost a year ago to head the Museum of Flight in Seattle.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:54:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2437 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New president for the Saint Louis Science Center Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-october-4-2011 <p><strong>Obama to visit St. Louis today</strong></p><p>Following a speech in Dallas promoting his jobs bill,&nbsp;President Obama&nbsp;will attend two private fundraisers in St. Louis&nbsp;, one at a downtown hotel on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, and the other at the home of Tom Carnahan, the brother of Congressman Russ Carnahan and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:16:54 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 2179 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-3-2011 <p><strong>Workers</strong> <strong>threaten to shut down&nbsp;construction on Mississippi River bridge</strong></p><p>A group that&#39;s trying to get more construction jobs for minority workers says it&#39;ll shut down work on a new Mississippi River bridge near St. Louis. The Metro East Black Contractors Organization says it&#39;s meeting with the director of the Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday. The group says it&#39;ll shut down work on Monday if the meeting isn&#39;t satisfactory.</p><p><strong>St. Louis Science Center to reduce number of VPs</strong></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:25:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 1793 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Morning headlines: Monday, August 1, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-1-2011 <p><strong>Quinn to sign Dream Act today</strong></p><p>Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill that gives illegal immigrants access to private scholarships for college and lets them enroll in state college savings programs. Quinn will visit Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago on Monday to sign the Illinois Dream Act.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:20:56 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1773 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 1, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, July 8, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-8-2011 <p><strong>Staff cuts possible at St. Louis Science Center</strong></p><p>Staff cuts are possible at one of St. Louis&#39; most popular attractions. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/science/article_9e3d1359-94be-593f-95bb-45970268263f.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that a 10-member commission that oversees the <a href="http://www.slsc.org/">St. Louis Science Center </a>could vote as early as August on a restructuring plan. That is according to Ted Hellman, chairman of the commission.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:22:14 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1602 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, July 8, 2011 Algaepalooza 2011 calls on citizen scientists http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/algaepalooza-2011-calls-citizen-scientists <p>Algae, that very same stuff that turns aquarium walls and backyard fences green, are also a potent source of energy, and hold significant potential as a clean, renewable fuel source.&nbsp; Algae were first investigated as a source of energy back in the 1970&rsquo;s when high gas prices prompted an interest in alternative energies and the US Department of Energy created the <a href="http://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy98/24190.pdf">Aquatic Species Program.&nbsp;</a> That program was discontinued in 1996, but as oil costs have continued to rise and energy independence has reemerged as a national priority, researchers around the world, <a href="http://www.danforthcenter.org/cabs/">and many right here in St. Loui</a>s, are again focused on the potential of algal biofuels.</p><p> Thu, 05 May 2011 20:30:40 +0000 Libby Franklin 1183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Algaepalooza 2011 calls on citizen scientists