Programs & Events

Teen Science Cafe: Plague: New Lessons from an Ancient Disease

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Science Talks
Youth Science Program
Apr. 5, 2013 | Friday, 6:00pm
Multiple Times: 
6-7 pm
Location: Nature Research Center - The Daily Planet Café

Yersinia pestis (bubonic plague) by Larry Stauffer, Oregon State Public Health LaboratoryAt our April Teen Science Café, Dr. Bill Goldman from the University of North Carolina will talk about plague, the deadly disease that changed the course of European history during the Middle Ages.  Why do scientists continue to study this disease, and what can it tell us about the evolution and emergence of highly virulent pathogens?  Dr. Goldman will provide insight into modern research on the bacterium Yersinia pestis and how we can continue to learn about new diseases by understanding old ones.

The first 50 teens to arrive will be given a voucher for free food from the Daily Planet Café.  Teens are encouraged to arrive by 5:30pm.  Parents providing transportation for teens are welcome to explore the Museum and Nature Research Center during the event or enjoy the Teen Science Café program from the bar seating in the Daily Planet Café.

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If you are a high school science teacher in the Triangle area and would like to receive more information about this program, please email Lizza Igoe, Teen Science Café Project Director, at with your name and school affiliation.