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11mar8:49 pm8:49 pmMeet a NatGeo Explorer: Whiteville museum hosts virtual Teen Science CaféFree, virtual event with National Geographic Explorer, Luke Dollar

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Tune in to the latest Teen Science Café, hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, to hear from National Geographic Explorer Luke Dollar. During this free, virtual event – held Friday, March 19 at 6 p.m. ­– Dollar will share stories from more than two decades of fieldwork, conservation and education in Africa and the United States.

Dollar’s research focuses on predators ranging from big cats to Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the fosa. More than half of his efforts, however, are concentrated on education and employment programs for people sharing space with Africa’s predators. Dollar’s research has not only yielded an incredible amount of data on carnivore biology and behavior, but his programs have led to the development of scholastic and business programs benefiting thousands of local farmers and their children.

He served as program director for National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative from 2009 to 2017 and is currently Bashore Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Environment and Sustainability at Catawba College and Adjunct Professor at Duke University. The son of two teachers, Dollar grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s in the rural South with loves of both the classroom and the outdoors and is happiest when both come together.

Register for the program here, or you can find more information about the Teen Science Cafés at Whiteville on the program Facebook page facebook.com/teensciencecafewhiteville.

Teen Science Cafés offer an informal setting for teens to learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Each Café features a professional speaking on a topic chosen by teens who enjoy science. Cafés offer teens a chance to meet STEAM professionals and learn about their career path in addition to the science topics of interest. Cafés are held the third Friday of the month, 5-6:30pm, September–May. Free.

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(Thursday) 8:49 pm - 8:49 pm

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