Lights, camera, action at Teen Cafe

Staff report

WHITEVILLE — On Friday, March 11, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville’s Teen Science Café hosts Whiteville High School’s theatre teacher Julia Heckathorn, who will discuss the different ingredients needed to present a successful theater production.

Heckathorn will bring to life topics such as lighting, sound, costume and set design, and management in this Café, which takes place at Bower’s Auditorium on the Whiteville High School campus, 413 N. Lee St. at 5 p.m. Note: This Café was originally scheduled for Jan. 22.

Also, “Up Close and Personal with SCC Honeybees” is the topic for the Friday, April 15, Teen Science Café. Sara Davenport, Science Instructor at Southeastern Community College, will discuss threats to bees, such as pests and diseases, and talk about bee biology, social structure and behavior. Students from her General Biology 2 class and teaching assistant Teresa Lengner will also be on hand, along with some of their very special honeybee friends!

The Teen Science Café is part of a nationwide program whose Whiteville node is currently funded by the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville and the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation, is starting its fourth year of free STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) programs for teens. For more information about the Teen Science Café National Network visit

For updated information on Whiteville’s Teen Science Cafe program contact Vicki DiMuzio at, call the museum at (910) 914-4185, or visit the Whiteville Teen Science Café Facebook page at

Staff report

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