Teen Science Café

The Nature Conservancy


Remind Me

We've got two amazing cafés lined up for the final stretch of the 22-23 school year, and you won't want to miss out! 🌿🔬
  1. 📅 Mark your calendars for the first week of April because we've got an awesome two-part event with experts from The Nature Conservancy.

Part One: 🌍 Monday, April 3rd at 6pm, join us at the (likely) Community Center for a discussion about climate resilience and biodiversity in our region.

Part Two: 🌳 Saturday, April 8th from 1-3pm, we're heading to a local Conservancy property (the Lindy Roosenburg Preserve) for a hike and Bioblitz to explore our natural spaces!

  1. 💧 Fast forward to Monday, May 8th at 5:00pm, when we'll meet with environmental engineer Guy Riefler at an acid mine drainage site in Millfield (just 15 minutes from the museum)! Learn about environmental pollution and how engineers help clean it up. We'll collect stream samples and run some experiments. If it rains, no worries - we'll meet at his lab on OU's campus instead.

Keep an eye out for more details, but in the meantime, spread the word and invite your friends!

These are free events, run by teens, and open to all teens. Teen Science Cafes provide an opportunity for teens to discuss and participate in hands on activities with scientists and professionals in STEM & STEAM.

For further information contact Jen Parsons, Executive Director Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, at director@ovmod.org. Interested in becoming a Teen Leader next year? Click the button to learn more! Need a reminder? Visit https://www.remind.com/join/tsc2122 OR Text @tsc2122 to 81010


Past Guests: 

Pauline Phillips

The Community Makerspace

Community Makerspace logo

Dr. Doug Goetz

Development of Therapeutics that Target Rogue Messengers

Dr. Doug Goetz and an associate, wearing white coats, use lab equipment

Dr. Mark Lucas

Seeing the Invisible: Experimental Physics


Dr. Nancy Stevens

Exploring environmental change through time: Tales from the field to the laboratory to the classroom and beyond


Dr. Jennifer Hines

RNA alphabet soup and how we use it to find new medicines

Dr. Jennifer Hines

Coral Wedel


Joe Brehm


Dr. Ryan Fogt


Hannah Rastatter


Meredith Fitschen-Brown


Dr. Ricky Okello


Dr. Nina Adjanin


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    led by teens, for teens!
    - locally organized but nationally recognized and supported by the National Science Foundation
    - provide a way for teens to have discussions and participate in activities with scientists and STEM (& STEAM!) professionals
    - FREE programs with FREE FOOD!