Spotlight: To Selfie or Not to Selfie, Katy Trail Beautification, Walking Forest Park

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode learn how one Washington University study finds that you may want to avoid taking pictures, explore an audio map of St. Louis, hear from Masuma Ahuja author of “Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices, learn how the Katy Trail is being made even more beautiful with the help of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, explore artwork by 44 local students at Art Saint Louis, discover some of Forest Parks hidden gems through a book by Reedy Press, and enjoy some gypsy jazz from Dizzy Atmosphere.

    Study Finds Snapping Too Many Selfies and Pictures Can Lessen Enjoyment of Experiences & Businesses
    Snapshot finding from study: if an event is otherwise highly enjoyable, pausing to take pictures will detract from a person’s engagement and enjoyment.

    History Told In A New Way, Un(Heard)OfSTL
    Downtown St. Louis is full of history and now some of those stories are being told in a brand new way! Julie Tristan introduces us to Un(Heard)OfSTL!

    Masuma Ahuja, “Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices”
    Thirty teens from twenty-seven countries in “Girlhood” share their own stories of growing up through diary entries and photographs.

    A reforesting project by Magnificent Missouri aims to provide multiple benefits to humans, wildlife
    The “Trees of Treloar” is a planting of native Missouri trees along and near the Treloar Trailhead on the Katy Trail.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: A New Way to Enjoy Forest Park
    Just in time for social distancing rules, a new book of walking tours of Forest Park helps visitors to the park discover some of its hidden gems.

    Dizzy Atmosphere
    Enjoy the gypsy jazz styling’s of Dizzy Atmosphere with a performance captured at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

    Things to do in St. Louis

    • 1. Mummies of the World The Exhibition. Read More
    • 2. Stories of Resistance at CAM. Read More
    • 3. 26th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. Read More
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