2012 North Carolina Science Festival Underway in Piedmont Triad Region4/19/2012
The 2012 North Carolina Science Festival kicked off this past weekend with numerous events across the region and continues for two weeks across the state. The Festival, April 13-29, 2012, highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state. More than 500 events will take place across N.C. to celebrate science in new, exciting ways.
The Piedmont Triad region is participating in the Festival with nearly 50 events in the area. Events are being held in Burlington, High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and more. Among the events:
- Join FedEx for “How FedEx Keeps the World on Time: A Behind-the-Scenes Look” on April 21 at their Greensboro hub.
- Winston-Salem’s SciWorks hosts “SciWorks ScienceFest” on Saturday, April 28. Be prepared for live animal programs, tree ID hikes, chemistry demonstrations, astronomy programs, and science shows, along with guest scientists and researchers to answer questions.
- The “Burlington Mini Maker Faire,” Saturday, April 28, is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Numerous communities throughout the Piedmont Triad region will be hosting official North Carolina Science Festival events over the next two weeks. For more information about these and other events in your area, and events in your area, visit the Festival’s website <www.ncsciencefestival.org>. Follow the Festival through a Facebook page <www.facebook.com/ncsciencefestival> and through Twitter <www.twitter.com/ncscifest>.
The North Carolina Science Festival is a two-week statewide series of events showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of the STEM disciplines on North Carolina. It includes hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other events, and engages a wide range of audiences while inspiring the next generation. It serves as a vehicle for encouraging students to pursue STEM careers and for businesses to invest in North Carolina. The 2012 Festival Champion is Time Warner Cable. 2012 Platinum sponsors include Burroughs Wellcome Fund, NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and SAS. 2012 Gold Sponsors include Biogen Idec Foundation, Duke Energy and News 14 Carolina. The Festival is proudly produced by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Charlotte’s Discovery Place is a key strategic partner.Download/View PDF