The second Friday of the month, September through May, teens 13-18 are invited to the free Open Minds: Teen Science Café at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.
You’ll get to meet scientists and listen to them talk about their work, meet other teens interested in science, and enjoy pizza or another treat.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with pizza (or another treat), followed by discussions and activities at 6 p.m. The program may end any time from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the scheduled activities.
Morehead is partnering with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. These teen science events are funded by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.
February 8: Have you Tried Turning It Off and On Again?
Please join the Geology Club of UNC as they dive into mass extinction events this Friday, February 8. Mass extinction events have occurred periodically throughout geologic time, wiping out most living species and effectively restarting life on earth. Paleoclimatologists, or geologists who study ancient environments, investigate these catastrophic biological bottlenecks by analyzing stratigraphy, the fossil record, and geochemical data. However, many questions surrounding these extinctions remain unanswered. In this Teen Science Café, we will look in depth at how scientists discover and study the most significant global extinctions of earth’s history. Further, we will explore the question on all of our minds: when is the next mass extinction?
Chapel Hill, NC