Science Matters Spotlights St. Louis STARS Program

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The Nine Network Arts Series Also Looks at Efforts to Withstand Forest Fires

St. Louis, MO — July 24, 2015 — The next episode of the Nine Network’s weekly science series, Science Matters, features the STARS program (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists). The program places the best and brightest high school juniors in labs around the city to research under the guidance of the top scientists and engineers. This episode of Science Matters airs Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00 p.m. on Nine PBS. (All Science Matters episodes are rebroadcast Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and the following Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.)

Science Matters also looks at efforts to prepare forests in the Northwest to survive larger and more frequent wild fires. In another segment, see how a hungry beetle could provide a solution for a battle in Florida against the air potato vine, which threatens native vegetation. Next, find out how tech companies are working to simplify food labels to make healthy choices easier. Finally, visit a company that has discovered an unusual way to deal with fertilizer runoff that contaminates water.

Science Matters is a weekly series presented by the Nine Network of Public Media. Nine’s St. Louis science segments are also shown on PBS stations in cities nationwide. Science is one of the Nine Network’s primary focus areas. Science Matters programs can be viewed online after broadcast at

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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