Once a month, N.C. Museum of Natural sciences holds a free event for teens, Open MInds Teen Science Café
Each Open Minds Teen Science Café include a scientist presentation, an interactive activity relating to the discussion, a Q&A session, and time to meet other teens who enjoy science. This program is recommended for participants ages 11–17.
The first 50 teens to arrive will receive a voucher for a free meal.
Registration is not required. Just show up!
Here is information on the next few event.
Teen Science Cafe: Citizen Science
Friday, March 6th, 2020
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What does it mean to be a citizen scientist? As citizen scientists, we can all contribute to actual research projects and help answer scientific questions, with projects ranging from setting camera traps for wildlife to speeding up Alzheimer’s research. Citizen Science has the potential to not only benefit scientific knowledge, but to engage us through community involvement and stewardship. Come explore the exciting world of citizen science in this interactive presentation!
Teen Science Cafe: Quantum Computing
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Quantum computing! It’s a buzz phrase that’s all over the place, from social media to the news. Come learn about what it is (really good at solving big problems) and what it isn’t (a way to make your internet browsing faster). Our speaker will explain how we can use it to solve big problems in physics research and advance our understanding of the universe around us.
If you missed one, or want to see what they’re like, you’re in luck because they’re live streamed. You can watch the videos from past events here.
Also, there’s a Teen Science Café in Chapel Hill as well.