Opioids: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities had been facing a decades-long epidemic of opioid addiction. At this time, over half of us could identify someone who had died from an overdose. While we were beginning to see improvements in the opioid-related overdoses and treatment access towards the end of the 2010s, we have seen […]

Wildfire!

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The western states have all been affected by intense wildfires in recent years, whether by the smoke emitted from fire hundreds of miles away, the immediate threat of wildfires to our communities or valued natural resources, or the evacuation of friends and family from threatened areas. A century of fire suppression has left our forests […]

Moon Rocks and Mars Quakes

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Hosted by Teen STEM Café: Feed your mind! REGISTER TODAY! In partnership with the DeKalb Public Library.T Join us for a fun, interactive online STEM Café – created by teens for teens. We’ll explore the science of space exploration and astronomy, as we: • Meet the NIU Mars Rover team. • Experience hands-on astronomy activities. […]

Part II: Working with Cafe Youth Leaders Virtually

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WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: The Gateway Teen Science Cafés & The Academy of Science-St. Louis will be sharing how their user friendly tool supports the development & implementation of their virtual, online programming. Network leaders will once again deliver a demonstration of how they use the Virtual Planning Meeting Room in action with their Teen Leaders. Webinar […]

Understanding Data Science – How Data Shapes Community Development

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Our presenter will now be Michael Moser, Coordinator for the Vermont State Data Center & Research Specialist at UVM's Center for Rural Studies. Michael's cafe brings Social Science and Data Science concepts together through real world examples. He will highlight common applications of population data science, otherwise known as Demography, describes common data analysis concepts and […]

Schools Saving Species

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In this session, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Luke Dollar recounts ups, downs, problems, and solutions from more than two decades in fieldwork, conservation, and education in Africa and the United States. Dollar’s scientific research focuses on predators ranging from big cats  to Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the fosa, and satellite analyses of their habitat.  More than […]

The Importance of Water Quality

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Description: Dive into World Water Week and learn more about the importance of our freshwater resources and habitats. By the end of this session, you will understand the components of the EarthEcho Water Challenge test kit and how to participate in the Water Challenge. REGISTER TODAY!  

Global Impacts of Water Scarcity

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Description: Humanity is facing a water crisis due to unequal distribution, resulting in drought or floods in some geographic locations. In this session you will learn about the global impact water scarcity has on communities. REGISTER TODAY!

The Prison System

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The Teen Ambassadors invite all interested teens to an incredible seminar with Sam Hunter, Senior Specialist, School and Youth Programs, about the Eastern State Penitentiary (one of the U.S.'s most historic prisons, located in Philadelphia) and the prison system in the United States. Afterwards, participate in open discussion with other teens about important issues around […]

Water Industry Expert Panel

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Description: Meet leading experts in the water industry, learn about their careers, and the future of water sustainability. REGISTER TODAY!

Take Action with Citizen Science Project Planning

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Description: Become a citizen scientist and learn how to utilize your observations and data to protect your waterway. Define youth voice and how to implement an action project. REGISTER TODAY!

Student Showcase: Youth-led Water Projects

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Description: Don't miss this peer-to-peer planning event where student groups can work together to build community project plans! Join us for a collaborative discussion of youth-led water projects from across the U.S. REGISTER TODAY!

Reef Biodiversity with Coral Restoration Foundation

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Description: Join Scientist in Every Florida School and EarthEcho International for a conversation with Coral Restoration Foundation! Coral Restoration Foundation™ is the world's largest marine-conservation non-profit organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, both in Florida and globally. Our core mission is to restore coral reefs, to educate others on the importance […]

What’s Going on Under There? How Does Vermont’s Spring Snowmelt Period Affect the Soil Ecosystem?

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Spring snowmelt is an important hydrological event for Vermont because melting snow carries nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, to Lake Champlain. Harmful algal blooms (HABs), which occur often in Lake Champlain and disrupt the Lake ecosystem, are linked to nitrogen and phosphorus overloading during the spring snowmelt period. HABs also prevent us from recreating in […]

Outsmarting the Outbreak: Keeping Diseases at Bay with Biosecurity

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In today’s world, many diseases are no more than a plane ride away. COVID-19 is one such example of an emerging disease that spread very easily as a result of travel and movement. There are few vaccines and treatments for these diseases, but luckily, we already have a lot of tools to prevent diseases from […]

TEEN SCIENCE CAFE: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

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ABOUT THE CAFE Are you interested in working at the intersection of environmentalism and civil rights? If so, then a career in environmental justice may be right for you. Environmental justice focuses on the way certain populations of people are impacted by ecological decisions such as the construction of dams or where toxic waste is […]

Trash Talk: Rethinking Recycling

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Courtney Gallaher, Associate Professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, will lead us in a lively discussion about the ways in which we consume products, types of materials they are made from, and the environmental and social justice implications of our […]

Emergence of New SARS-COV-2 Variants and What They Mean for the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Science-ing our way through the Pandemic!  See: SIU research discovers new, dominant variant of U.S. COVID-19 virus This is the topic for our SPECIAL May 2021 Virtual Saluki Teen Science Café Featuring Dr. Keith Gagnon, Associate Professor of Biochemistry @ Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He and his team discovered a variant of the COVID-19 virus […]

Spotting Spotted Lanternflies

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Meet Katie Bielicki of the Delaware Department of Agriculture and learn about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly taking over Northern Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania. Learn about how this insect got here, how it's been spreading, and what we can do to help manage its population! Get inspired to squash and trap some pretty amazing insects this […]

Café Break: A Virtual Water Cooler (08/19)

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Join us for our Café Break, a virtual water cooler, which offers adult leaders space to candidly share what’s on their mind by telling TSCN Team Members and their peers about café related needs, ideas, opportunities, challenges, useful resources, and anything else! RESERVE YOUR SPOT Thursday, August 19, 2021| 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Develecology: The Science of How Our Ecosystem Shapes Our Development

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Everyone knows that people are influenced by their environment. All living organisms adapt to the experiences they have in their ecosystem. Developmental psychologists use an ecological perspective to explain how our development is shaped by the transactions we have with the ecosystem we participate in. Come to this café and we will explore what features […]

Math Circles

Santa Fe Indian School 1501 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Math Circles featuring James Taylor Enjoy food and drinks from 6:00-6:30 PM. Starbucks raffle included. Registration is required to attend this in person event. To register, please email: Kate Sallah, ksallah@sfisonline.org Deadline to register is September 29, 2021    

What does it take to run a stellar TSC program?

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You, experienced Adult Leader, hold the answers to that question.  So we need your expertise on October 4 at 3 p.m. ET. We want to develop a user-friendly, self-assessment tool for Adult Leaders (new and experienced) to reflect and gauge their Café program – what's going well, where it really shines, and where they might […]