Teen Science Café
Teen Science Cafés are FREE events where teens can meet a local scientist and find out about their work and career! Meet other teens, have snacks, and enjoy a science talk and activity.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Exploring Water on Mars!
with Ryan Jackson, UNM PhD Student
Rocks store a record of the environment in which they were laid down, whether that environment was a river, lake, ocean, or a field of sand dunes. This holds true on the Earth as well as Mars. Ryan’s current work with the Martian rovers is showing that the history of Mars includes rivers and lakes! These are not too different from what was present on Earth in the same ancient time period. In this Café, try your hand at maneuvering a miniature robotic rover , and discover how we can use rocks to understand the water history of Mars.
FREE Teen Science Cafés meet from 5:30–7pm at Explora and do not require registration!
Check out these other great teen events & programs at Explora!
FREE Teen Nights at Explora
Home School Explorations
Explora’s Home School Explorations Series offers your child a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology, and art programs. Each Exploration is facilitated by Explora educators.
Frontiers for Young Minds
We are looking for 8–15-year-olds with curious minds to join us for a FREE program designed to help scientists create engaging research articles! Frontiers for Young Minds believes that the best way to make cutting-edge science discoveries available to younger audiences is to enable young people and scientists to work together to create articles that are both accurate and exciting.
Teen Tech Club
The Teen Tech Club offers teens a place to create, tinker, play and learn. In an open-ended format, participants will guide their own learning by exploring cutting edge technology with guidance from experts.
Funding assistance for Explora Teen Science Cafés (aka. Café Scientifique) is provided in part by New Mexico EPScoR.