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Accelerating Your Success with Teen Science Cafés
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Going to ASTC 2015?
Session Proposal Deadline is Dec 1. 

If you are planning to attend the meeting and would like to contribute to a session on Teen Science Cafés, contact us by November 20. We will organize a conference call to make a plan for one or possibly two sessions.  We are thinking about proposing two sessions, one focused on introducing participants to the nuts and bolts of starting a teen café and a second that would focus on what mechanisms are critical for transforming a network into a true Community of Practice. We  had  success with the first type of session in 2013 and 2014, so we are looking for a new twist. For the second session, we seek partners from other prominent networks/communities of practice to propose a joint session. 

The meeting will be held in Montreal. Though we cannot provide foreign travel support, we can cover the meeting registration fee for persons who contribute to the sessions.


TSCN Member Workshop Update
The TSCN Member Workshop at the St. Louis Science Center January 27-29 is taking shape. Twenty-fve members have signed up and we have just a few open spots remaining for travel support. Contact us if interested.  We will support travel costs of attendees.

Topics suggested by early registrants include unusual marketing strategies, using social media, reaching home-schooled teens, developing teen leadership, fundraising and sustainability, collaborating across sites and more. Get your ideas in the mix!  New Members are especially encouraged to apply. 


Help Us Help You!
We need an updated program brochure. We would appreciate any great photos to include or suggestions for improved content  View the brochure and send us your ideas by December 1. We will be bringing new brochures and TSCN mugs to the workshop in St. Louis.

Send Us Your Best Shots!
We love to see pictures and hear news about your cafés, teen leaders, and scientists. Send us your best photos of the season and we will feature them on our website.
 
New Member Webinar Series This Winter

Eight new Members join since our last New Member Webinar Series. Thus, it is time to give these Members some expert wisdom (learned the hard way) before the Network Workshop in late January. Look for details in the next newsletter.

Welcome New Member Rockville Science Center!
The Rockville Science Center has joined us, with Maizie Cummings-Rocke as the adult leader. The RSC has offered adult cafés since 2009 and is now reaching out to teens and early college students focusing on paths to STEM careers, cool new science, hands-on activities, teen challenges, and teens working and interning in STEM.
Front Range Café explores Science of Sound and Music!
This was a big hit at the Front Range café with teen musicians mixing it up with the scientist presenter. Why does a flute sound different than a clarinet? When you play a violin, where does the sound actually come from? Why can it be difficult to understand the words if music is sung in a very high register? These are just a few questions teens explored.
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This work is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant #1223830. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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