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First Annual Earth Day Celebration
• What we'll do Our First Annual Earth Day Celebration! Our members, Amrit and Laura Karki, are starting a new annual tradition with a non-religious holiday called Earth Day, which is taking hold around the world. It doesn't matter what your religious affiliation is on Earth Day. There will be food and fun with a calendar of events, including a color celebration and lantern float (see the event image for itinerary). It s a free event, but Amrit and Laura are providing food and bottled water so please bring a donation as appreciation for their hard work. Bring your own beverage, a white or blue tshirt that you don't care if it's ruined, and prepare to have fun! This event does have "limited seating" and is open to 50 Skeptics, so be sure to RSVP early. :) More details to come soon! • What to bring This is a park setting so chairs, picnic items, sunscreen, etc. BYOB or other drink. White or light blue t-shirt for the color celebration (one you don't mind ruining). • Important to know Thank you to Amrit & Laura Karki for their creation and sponsorship of this event! This event is being shared with the Karki Family, the St. Louis Atheists, and the Skeptical Society of St. Louis.

Mcdonnell County Park

2961 Adie Rd · Saint Ann

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The mission of the Skeptical Society of St. Louis is to promote the application of critical thinking and scientific principles to everyday problems and complex societal issues. We use the term "skeptic" in our name to associate the organization with the ideas of Scientific Skepticism promoted by Carl Sagan and to distinguish the organization from philosophical skepticism or cynicism. To quote Dr. Steven Novella, host of the popular podcast The Skeptics Guide to the Universe,

"A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion."

Our primary activity is Skeptics in the Pub, an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and social networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and other like-minded individuals. We also provide special awards to 2 deserving students at the annual Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair. These are monetary awards which are deposited directly into the student's 529 account for their future education.

A NOTE ON ATHEISM: While there is an overlap between the Skeptics and Atheists communities, we are not an atheist organization. Our focus is on the love of science and the desire to learn how to apply critical thinking within our lives. People of all persuasions are welcome!!

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