The Discovery Educator Network had a team meeting in California this week. As with any group of educators, this means food is not to be taken lightly. Here, servicing the hungry crew, Vice President Kinney fries up the eggs as Jannita irons waffles behind him. The crew at the table chows down, with Dembo hitting the fridge in the background. Click on Scott’s and you’ll notice he seems to be lighting the burner with laser vision…Lots accomplished, but we realized we needed more time. Many folks don’t realize that often the DEN team only sees each other at conferences, the same time we are fortunate enough to meeting with the DEN. The life virtual…Tomorrow marks the first webinar in the revisioned Discovery/3M Young Scientist Challenge. This challenge is all about communication and all about the media. The task to explain a scientific concept (from a list) in video of less than 120 seconds. It is a challenge for a video generation! For the first time, there is a teacher component–which means the teachers who can make a meaningful video in under 120 seconds that works in classroom appropriate mode to explain the concepts on list will win! The student winner will get $50k in bonds. The teacher won’t get that–but will get an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to participate first hand in the Challenge. It will be something! Check out the details. The webinars are for everyone but only DEN members can take the Challenge! The orientation webinar schedule begins tomorrow at 8 PM Eastern time (Thursday, April 17). I’ll be there with a tentatively scheduled Joe Brennan to give hot tips on how to win! Got 120 seconds to give up for science? It’s all about communication and Mythbusters-style media to promote a passion for science. Join us! PS – Be sure to see last years’ student winners on Mythbusters, April 26th. That could be you next year!