Use themes to get the conversation going.

Each themed café provides background resources, discussion questions, videos, and more to help you focus the conversation in your café.

Rock the Café 

Rock the Cafés is a national geology-themed Science Café campaign inspired by Making North America with host Kirk Johnson.

Innovation Caf

Innovation Cafés is a national Science Café campaign inspired by Making Stuff with David Pogue!

Cosmic Cafés

Inspired by NOVA's The Fabric of the Cosmos Series, these resources will help you run your Cosmic Café—a Science Café focused on cosmic themes: how the universe works and on what physics, quantum mechanics, astronomy, and cosmology tell us about reality and…ourselves.

Finding Life Beyond Earth Cafés

The following resources will help you run your Finding Life Beyond Earth Café—a Science Café focused on answering the question "Are we alone in the universe?"

These resources are based on NOVA's program Finding Life Beyond Earth, 

BioEthics Cafés

These cafés can draw upon NOVA's “Cracking Your Genetic Code,” a program examining vital issues for medical professionals and their patients alike—issues affecting all of us.

Element Cafés

These cafés can draw inspiration and clips from NOVA's “Hunting the Elements,” a two-hour program hosted by New York Times technology correspondent David Pogue. To learn more about the program and watch the show, visit the Hunting the Elements program page.