“Meteorology: What’s the Weather?”

WHITEVILLE – This month’s Open Minds Teen Science Café features Steve Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service-Wilmington, who will talk about his experiences as a meteorologist.

Pfaff will also share his interest in severe and tropical meteorology, more specifically the tornado. He will discuss career options in meteorology, education requirements, and instrumentation and tools that meteorologists use. Learn how important this technology is for public safety and preparedness, especially regarding severe weather patterns.

The program, on Friday, Oct. 16, starts at 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville located at 415 S. Madison St. Teens should be picked up at the museum no later than 7 p.m. The Open Minds Teen Science Cafe monthly programs are free. Snacks will be provided.

This nationwide program, whose Whiteville node is currently funded by the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, is starting its fourth year of free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) based programs for teens. For more information about the Teen Science Cafe National Network visit http://teensciencecafe.org.

The next OMTSC will be held Friday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. Teens and their families will meet the OMTSC group at the Maze Craze at Galloway Farm, 372 Artesia Road Hallsboro to learn about the creating of these amazing mazes then explore this year’s 13-acre maze and more! First 20 teens to arrive at the Maze Craze will be admitted for free. All other teens and their families will enjoy a discounted admission fee of $5.

Topic for this month’s Teen Science Café