Teen Science Café

The Nature Conservancy


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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 Athens 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 for a hike and Bioblitz to explore our natural spaces!


For the Saturday portion of the event, we will be at Athens Conservancy's newest preserve, The Lindy Roosenburg Preserve.  The actual grand opening of this preserve won't be until April 30th, so we get a sneak peek!
9686 Sand Ridge Rd, Millfield, OH:

Traveling on US Rte 33 north from Athens exit at OH-682 N and turn right, then stay right at the curve to go into Chauncey. (From The Plains, take OH-682 N towards Chauncey).

-In Chauncey, OH-682 intersects with OH-13.  Go straight at this intersection (at the Marathon station).

-Follow OH-13 about 0.7mi and turn left onto Sand Ridge Rd (you'll pass the county dog shelter on your right, and then see the Jobs and Family Services office immediately opposite Sand Ridge)

-Drive up Sand Ridge 0.9mi and turn left into the parking lot.  There is a driveway immediately before the parking lot, be sure to pass it and go into the lot instead. You should be able to see vehicles in the lot from the road.

  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.

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!