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Teen Cafés: Innovative Model for Effective Science Communication Michelle Hall & Michael Mayhew Science Education Solutions, Inc. TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK.

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1 Teen Cafés: Innovative Model for Effective Science Communication Michelle Hall & Michael Mayhew Science Education Solutions, Inc. TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK Funded by the NSF Award #

2 Youth led Active learning Community driven Tailored to teen interests Vetted and prepared presenters Local hero What is a teen science café? TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK

3 Flocking Behavior in Birds and Teenagers The Brain of the Zombie Sleuthing With Google Earth A Day in the Life of a Teenage Dolphin What Insects Tell Us About Climate Change Natures Spectacular Light Show: Mapping Auroras with Twitter! Biomechanics and Brain-Computer Interfaces Shark Secrets Revealed Using iPhone Technology Recent Cafés TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK

4 New perspectives on STEM in their lives Deeper understanding of the nature of science Meet real people leading interesting lives Promotes STEM career interests Brings school science to life Why do it? TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK

5 A community of practice Professional development Access to shared resources Small grants for start up New collaborations Reach into the teen market What is the TSC Network TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK

6 Join Us! TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK All resources from this presentation can be found on our website.

7 Teen Science Café Network

8 Youth leadership video TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ NETWORK


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