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Saturday, November 16: Health Expo

Welcome to Health Expo! Discover more about you and your health at our FREE, one-day Health Expo! Visit with a variety of health and wellness professionals and organizations! Get a closer look at cutting-edge human health research and technology. Participate in health-related activities and demonstrations for all ages, including our featured Amazing Brain Carnival!

Check out a variety of free activities and opportunities like these:

  • Reaction time and reflex challenges!
  • Surgical tools and dress up in medical scrubs!
  • Brain activities and yes, brains!
  • Blender bike and smoothie samples!
  • Make-and-take first aid kits!
  • Vision screening for children 6 months old and up!
  • Body systems and anatomy interactives!
  • Ultrasound and imaging technology!
  • Emergency preparedness and wound care!
  • Chair massages!
  • Genetics and DNA activities!

SciFest: Health Expo sponsored by:


Special Presentations at Energy Stage

10:15 AM Floss Boss Toss
See the latest SLSC staff challenge to land a LEGO Boss safely in a salad from the 3rd floor!

11:15 AM Land of Smiles
Delta Dental of Missouri
Meet a cast of characters from the Land of Smiles, and learn how to take better care of your teeth!

1:15 PM Brains in Toyland
Dr. Adam Eggebrecht, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Researcher, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
See tools and toys developed to “see” what your brain’s doing while you’re walking, talking, watching TV, and even daydreaming.

3:15 PM The Scoop on Poop
Learn more about the digestive system and get the scoop on poop!

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Health Expo Partners and Activities

FIRST FLOOR
  • OVERLOOK
    • See how ultrasound and thermal imaging can be used to “see” objects and even temperature in new ways with Spectra–Washington University in St. Louis
    • Get a 3D scan of your teeth and get a close up look at how your teeth and jaws work with Olive Orthodontics
    • Extract and view DNA with Washington University in St. Louis Women in STEM
    • Discover something new about the flu and how to keep diseases from spreading with Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
    • Practice wound care and emergency preparedness with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital/Safe Kids St. Louis
    • Learn proper tourniquet use and bleeding control with SSM Health St. Louis University Trauma Services
    • Take a reaction-time challenge while adults can enjoy a chair massage with Pain Free Health Center
    • Find out more about lead hazards at home and program resources with St. Louis Building Division
    • Get your own anatomy stickers and learn more about organ/tissue transplants and donation with Mid-America Transplant
  • LIFE SCIENCE LAB
    • Find out more about how the circulatory and digestive systems work with
    • Take part in vision screening for children 6 months old and up with KidSight Vision Screening
LOWER LEVEL
  • Try out a roomful of brain-related activities with Washington University in St. Louis Amazing Brain Carnival (in T-rex Room)
  • Make a model of the spine with Committed to Health Chiropractic Center, LLC
  • Test your reflexes, balance, and strength with Washington University in St. Louis Program in Physical Therapy
  • Make a skeleton model with St. Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences
  • Ride a blender-bike and sample smoothies with St. Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences Nutrition & Dietetic
  • Find out more about mental health disorders and resources with NAMI St. Louis
MAY HALL
  • Do arch-building and health activities with BJC HealthCare, Our World Made Better
  • Meet staff from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center, and watch how they view movement through live avatar technology to help young athletes
  • Dress up as part of an Operation Room (OR) team, touch and learn about OR tools, and take a picture of yourself in the OR with St. Louis Children’s Hospital Operation Room Team
  • Get a close up look at a variety of 3D printed anatomy models with St. Louis Children’s Hospital Medical 3D Printing Center
  • Make and take home a first-aid kit with St. Louis Children’s Hospital Community Education

Mark your calendar for upcoming SciFest events in 2020!

January 18-19, 2020 STEM Community Expo
February 22, 2020 Engineering Expo


SLSC Membership Special: Purchase a Family and Friends Membership or above, and save $10 during SciFest! Learn more about becoming a member.

SciFest: Connect with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals gathered exclusively for a series of day-long science and technology themed events.  Meet local scientists, engineers and other experts for a personal, close-up look at cutting-edge, creative STEM applications. Learn more about our other SciFest events.

Parking: Regular price at the Oakland Lot and free at the McDonnell Planetarium Lot
Location: Entire Science Center Campus

Time

Date:
November 16, 2019
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm