The Florida Teen Science Café at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Teen Leaders created a video to demonstrate what Teen Science Cafés are, and what they mean to local teens. The Teen Leaders did a great job of explaining the message! This was part of a presentation to the virtual showcase, Ripples Makes Waves, on March 22nd, World Water Day to raise awareness of water crises and what teen are doing to conserve and preserve water habitats. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Enjoy the video!
About the Florida Teen Science Café
A partnership among three aquaria. The Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE-FL), the St. Petersburg Ocean Team, and the Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Sarasota counties school districts implements the Teen Café model with a marine science theme.
At Mote Marine Lab, our high school interns present this Florida Teen Science Café. Teen Science Cafés are free, informal events for teens focusing on marine science. Each meeting welcomes a local scientist to share their work with students. Subject matter is geared for 9th–12th grade students. Cafés are often held at the Selby Public Library.