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Digital Engagement Webinar

How do you reach outside audiences including rural, low-income and minority communities?

Science Cafes have taken off as a way to empower the public by getting them involved in fun and casual discussions about science. But what about communities who may have a geographic, financial or cultural barrier preventing them from coming to your site? In this two-part Webinar, Kathryn Rende from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will discuss how to use video and broadcast technology to reach outside audiences including rural, low-income and minority communities.

In Part One of this Webinar, Kathryn discussed how to use online streaming platforms like Facebook Live to extend reach to digital audiences. With an on online video presence, your Cafes can reach a wider audience and also gives your participants the chance to create their own learning experience.

Each of these resources can help you to get started in developing a video outreach strategy, however, there is not one right way to do it. Talking with your digital media, marketing, or IT department is a great place to get started.

Part One: Resources

Join us for Part Two 

 Wednesday, February 1st 12pm Mountain (2p Eastern/11a Pacific)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 

Access Code: 137-092-253 
Teen Leader?
 Name Your Group!
Teen Leaders from across the country have asked for a way to communicate with other Teen Leaders. And, we heard you!  As a starting point, we will create a new Facebook Group exclusively for Teen Leaders. But, we need your Teen Leaders' help in naming the group. Please submit a name by Tuesday, February 7th to help us name our group. We also need the help of EVERY adult leader to encourage their teens to join and use the Facebook Group. 

Your Teen Leaders can submit their ideas for the new FB group name to the post pinned to the top of the Teen Science Café Network Facebook Page. Voting on the name of the new Facebook Group will begin Feb 8th on the Teen Science Café Network Facebook Page. Please share this with your Teen Leaders!

Spotlight on Carolyn Noe

Built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois is where we find Carolyn Noe and the Gateway City. This month we spotlight Carolyn and the Gateway Teen Science Café.

Read the full interview on TSCN's Spotlight blog.

Cool Cafés Offer Great Hands-On Ideas


Honey bees are the primary pollinator of the United States’ food supply, and many Montana beekeepers transport their bees throughout the U.S. to pollinate crops such as almonds. Honey bees live in large family groups called colonies. When these colonies get sick, they can die, or “collapse.” Unfortunately, nearly 30% of colonies collapse each winter in the U.S.

Read and Watch the full café on our Cool Café Page.

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Join Our Web of Connectivity

We are a NETWORK. We share similar interests and experiences, but each site brings something new and special to the network. We want to see YOUR special! Join our Web of Connectivity and strut your cafe excellence! Send your social media links to our Communications Specialist, RJ Montaño at so we can share your sites, and drive more traffic your way!
Check out our  “Web of Connectivity”.
Teen Science Cafés empower teens to grasp the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics discoveries changing our lives. The Cafés open doors to these careers by connecting teens with professionals who share their passion and enthusiasm for their work. Teen Cafés enhance teens’ ability to use facts to support scientific points of view, to consider societal impacts of discoveries, and fortify science as a cornerstone in their life.
Teen Science Cafés for lifelong impact.
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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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