TV’s Bill Nye the science guy spoke at the University of Missouri Columbia last week as a part of the Life Sciences and Society Symposium.
Jesse Auditorium was packed on Saturday morning with people ready to learn about science. Tickets to the event were free, but ran out within 30 minutes of the box office opening. That’s more than 1700 tickets.
Jack Schultz is the director of MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center, and oversaw the event. He said they weren’t initially expecting such a huge turnout.
In 2011, the Department of Conservation started reintroducing elk into the state of Missouri. The elk were brought in from Kentucky and released onto land designated as the Elk Relocation Zone. Part of this “zone” is conservation land in the Missouri Ozarks called Peck Ranch.
Right now, there’s a herd of more than a hundred elk roaming around in the Missouri Ozarks. But, you might not know it just by looking around. You see, they’re actually kind of hard to find in the woods.
Like many veterans, 56-year-old Michael Vizcarra left a young family at home when he left on deployment; and for him, that was a significant sacrifice. Michael came to StoryCorps and brought along his now 17-year-old daughter Victoria Vizcarra, to talk about some of his experiences overseas.
Bridgit Bowden produced this story for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie
After almost 10 years of high-profile court battles and an international media campaign led by his family and friends, Ryan Ferguson is free. The Ferguson family members and supporters greeted him at Columbia’s Tiger Hotel Tuesday night, following his release.
The Missouri Court of Appeals issued a bond order Tuesday releasing Ryan Ferguson from his near decade-long imprisonment at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.