Teen Science Cafés

Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting. Teen Science Cafés are free to attend, feature free snacks and hands-on activities, and are run by teens for teens in their local community.

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For the 2014-2015 school year there will be Teen Science Café events on the second Wednesday of every month beginning in November and ending in May. Please note that there will be no event in January and that the April event will occur on the third Wednesday of the month, instead of the second. Information about specific event topics will be updated closer to the event dates.

Upcoming Teen Café events:

December 2014
Wed., December 10, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106

"Under the Sea: What Happens to All That Dead Stuff and How is Climate Change Involved?"
The ocean has many interesting things living in it, but what about all the dead stuff? Fish swim in a large pool of their own waste and people add even more. Join Rick Keil, Ph.D., of UW's Aquatic Organic Geochemistry group to discuss what happens to dead matter in the ocean and the role that climate change plays.

February 2015
Wed., February 11, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Old Fire House Teen Center
16510 NE 79th St, Redmond 98052

March 2015
Wed., March 11, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106

April 2015
Wed., April 15, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Old Fire House Teen Center
16510 NE 79th St, Redmond 98052

May 2015
Wed., May 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106


These programs are a special teen-focused version (ie; adults not allowed) of our regular Science Cafés, which are open to all ages.

Teen Science Cafés are part of a network of teen science cafes across the country funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

For questions about Teen Science Cafés or its leadership team, contact teensciencecafe@pacsci.org.

We offer more teen opportunities at Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Learn more