Cafe Location

Teen Science Café

Teen Science Café

Rock Hill
, South Carolina

York County

Cafe Leaders
Cynthia Spratley, Café Facilitator

*Due to the current ongoing pandemic we have not been able to update our photo.
This is a photo of the 2018-2019 Advisory.

Fall 2021 ~ Zoom with SC Teen Science Cafes!
Sept. 23 @6 pm (Hybrid) “Forensic Science – Up Close!”
Guest: Sabrina Gast, YC Coroner

Oct. 21 @6 pm (Zoom only) “Radon Gas: Find It, Fix It, Save a Life!”
National Chemistry Week–Radon featured!
Guest: Leslie Coolidge, SC DHEC Radon Program Coordinator

Nov. 18 @6 pm (Zoom Only) “Poetic Photosynthesis”
Guest: Angelo ‘Eyeambic’ Geter, Poet Laureate of Rock Hill, SC

Dec. 16 @6 pm (Zoom Only) “What Fuels Wildland Fires?”
Guest: Dr. Jennifer Schafer, Asst. Professor Winthrop University

Zoom Teen Science Cafés!
Third Thursdays @ 6 pm -7:45 pm
Pre-registration is required!

For Zoom Link fill out the Google Doc and a Zoom link will be emailed to you!

or email:

Zoom is limited to first 100 registered!

Community Partners: SC Million Women Mentors

What to Expect at a LIVE /Virtual Teen Science Café ? A little fun and social time, a reminder about expectations and courtesy, then we will roll into the introduction of the speaker by a teen advisor. This will be a LIVE event and we do not record. Please come on time and stay until the end for a chance to ask questions and the opportunity to win a prize!

Summaries of past Teen Science Cool Cafés can be found right below this section towards the bottom of the page and on our Facebook and Instagram @YCTeenScienceCafe .

Why offer a Science Café? (from a teen’s perspective)
We are curious and want to explore relevant, exciting advances in science, technology, engineering, art and math affecting our daily lives, and we like to socialize. Plus, we are thinking about careers and this is a way to ask questions about a career that the speaker is invested in. This STEAM outreach to teens is important because it is not “school” and totally voluntary! Although some teachers do give extra credit if we attend and write up a summary of what we learned.

Who can come?
We voted to include middle to high school teens (8th -12th grades). Public, private and homeschool students are welcome to attend! Virtual Cafes are open to all STEAM interested teens. Educators are also welcome to attend! Parents can check it out, but we ask them not to hang out, because it is our space.

How can I get involved? Become a Teen Advisor!
You can choose to lead alongside an adult mentor in all aspects of running this event, such as choosing topics, greeting participants, enabling set-up, previewing the presenter, introducing the presenter, asking thoughtful questions to lead the conversation, to role model and encourage respectful/courteous behavior, help market the event, remember to send a thank you to those that volunteer to present, and always give your input to make future cafes even better!

Monthly Teen Science Café Advisory meetings are held on one Sunday afternoon each month, 3-4 pm
Come check us out! Contact us if you would like to become a YoCo Teen Science Café Advisor!

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