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Field Trips

Jr. Science Cafés

Students can meet STEM professionals and talk with them about their career paths and their personal journeys into science.

Discover what it's really like to be a scientist or engineer!  

During conversations and hands-on activities, your students will get a unique experience that mirrors real-world experience in a STEM career. Each 30-minute session is an exciting opportunity for your students to hear personal stories from a scientist or engineer and dive deeper into the possibility of pursuing a pathway to STEM.  

There is no additional charge for these sessions, but they must be reserved. Please contact us at (773) 684-1414 or use our online Field Trip Reservation form to include a Jr. Science Café session with your field trip. Capacity is 35 students. This program is best for students in grades 4 through 12.

There are no Jr. Science Cafés currently available

Check back for new sessions as they are announced.

Jr. Science Cafe Schedule

Fall Series: Oct. 12 - Dec. 13, 2018

Oct. 12, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Ed Curran, CBS 2

Oct. 18, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Anthony D'Angelo, HBK Engineering, LLC

Oct. 25, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Christopher Boughter, Biophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Nov. 1, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Andy Kough, Shedd Aquarium

Nov. 8, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Woodrow Gray, Microsoft

Nov. 15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Speaker and topic TBD 

Nov. 29, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Josie Nelsen, Society of Women Engineers

Dec. 6, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Dr. Audrey Keller, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Dec. 13, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Speaker and topic TBD