2020 Virtual Teen Café Events for All Curious Teens

 

 

The Teen Science Café Network is organizing a series of virtual interactive teen science cafés open to teens across the network.  We ask all adult leaders to provide information on their virtual events and the TSCN will share the information on this blog, such that any teen can participate in any café program of interest.  All participants will need to register for the event to participate.

 

NOTE THAT THE LIST OF EVENTS IS NOT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER AT THIS TIME. WE ARE SETTING UP A GOOGLE CALENDAR OF ALL EVENTS AND HOPEFULLY HAVE IT WORKING SUCH THAT ANYONE WHO WANTS TO POST THEIR EVENT CAN DO SO AUTOMATICALLY.

 

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents…

Dr. Andrea Duhon, assistant professor, Marshall University

“Teen Science Café: Latinex in Stem: Life Decoding”

Friday, October 02, 2020

6:00-7:00 ET

During this café, we will learn some principles of number theory in basic encryption and decoding and how principles of cryptography can be applied to life.

Visit https://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/teen-science-cafe-latinxs-in-stem-life-decoding/ for the announcement and Dr. Duhon’s bio. {Contains a “Register here!” link)

Check out archived teen café events via https://livestream.com/naturalsciences/teencafe

 

The Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos presents…

Dr. Nina Lanza, Los Alamos National Laboratory

“Signs of Life on Mars”

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

6:00-7:30 Mountain Time

What can desert rocks tell us about life on the red planet? Learn about Los Alamos National Laboratory’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 mission and how the Perseverance Rover will use lasers to gather new clues when it lands on Mars in February 2021.

Visit https://www.lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar/2020/10/fis-lanza.php for the announcement and a “Register here” link.

 

The Denver Cafe is hosting virtual Cafe on Saturday, September 26th from 1:00 to 2:30ish and will be held on Zoom. The presenter is Kylie Hunter, who is a computer science major at CU Boulder. To get Remind messages for the cafe and the link to the meetings, the students will need to text @teensciden to 81010.

 

   

VTEEN Science Café:(Events are on Eastern Time)

Our Fall virtual teen science schedule is out – check it out! We have a great line-up of presenters and topics!! Starting back up on Wednesday, September 16. Events are from 3:30 EST-4:45 PM EST. Open to all youth in grades 7-12! Hope your teens can join us! Registration links for each cafe will be posted soon at www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASTRONOMY CAFE —Finding the Ingredients of Other Worlds

Have high school students you know ever wondered about what solar systems around other stars are like? How astronomers find out what they are made of and why are they different from ours? If they have wondered, they’re not alone! For years scientists have been trying to answer these kinds of questions. 
 
To provide high schoolers with the opportunity to discover the answers by experimenting with the data, please share this invitation for them come to the next, free Saturday morning online Teen Astronomy Cafés on October 3.  It is entitled “Finding the Ingredients of Other Worlds by Dr. Everett Schlawin (Steward Observatory, U. Arizona)
 
Please note that owing to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, our Teen Astronomy Cafés are online and not in-person until further notice. (Our in-person cafés have run for over 3 years. Since April we have been running the cafés online.)
 
To participate in our online Teen Astronomy Café on October 3, feel free to invite high school students to sign up by October 1 at http://www.teenastronomycafe.org to reserve their spot. On Friday, October 2, we will send an email on how to connect to the October 3 café through zoom.
 
We hope to see them online at the Café! 
Times: 9:30am until 11:30am. (We start on time.)
More information at: http://www.teenastronomycafe.org.

Have questions? Contact: Dr. Connie Walker, Director of the Teen Astronomy Café program at cwalker@noao.edu.

 

Cafe Scientifique New Mexico Events

ASTRONOMY CAFE

To join us for our first virtual Science on Tap, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21, please register here on Webex.

Microbes can have a large influence on the well-being of their hosts. Pathogenic microbes can be completely detrimental, while probiotics can significantly improve host well-being.

The industry of human probiotics is growing fast, and with the need for improved agricultural productivity, development of probiotics for plants is also increasing. Plant growth and stress tolerance, however, are controlled by some fundamental trade-offs that make improving plant stress tolerance using probiotics challenging.

In this talk, Sanna will discuss how plant stress responses can be affected by their microbial associates. She’ll also share surprises she encountered while attempting to harness microbes to improve plant drought tolerance.

Cyber Security- White Hat Hacking with Neale Pickett and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Experts.  This event will engage teens in solving puzzles and games to complete the cyber security challenge.

 

December Event – Ship to Shore with R/V Falkor – Date to be determined in

Ship-to-Shore Connection – Classroom Preparation

 

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Inside, The Houston Teen Science Café Virtual Events

Houston, Texas (Central Time Zone)

Link to the virtual café series: https://www.insidethecafé.com/

The Teen Science Cafe Network will continue to add new events as they are scheduled. Please send your event information to info@teensciencecafe.org