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 event, followed by a list of all of the remaining scheduled events.
Teen Science: Paleontology
Friday, March 1st, 2019
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ceratopsian (horned) dinosaurs are one of the most iconic and successful groups of dinosaurs to ever exist, evolving such notable forms as Triceratops and persisting as a group for over 90 million years of Earth’s history. During their existence ceratopsians evolved some of the most distinctive skulls among terrestrial vertebrates with some taxa sprouting an elaborate array of horns and bony bosses and attaining skull lengths of nine feet (≈ 2.7 meters)! Come explore the world of horned dinosaurs and discover the fascinating diversity and evolutionary history of one of the most remarkable groups of dinosaurs to have ever existed.
Teen Science Café Schedule
Citizen Science: Feb 1, 2019, 6-7pm
Paleontology: Mar 1, 2019, 6-7pm
Reptile and Amphibian Conservation: Apr 5, 2019, 6-7pm
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.
More informal learning events in the Triangle
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019