2012 North Carolina Science Festival Underway in Southeastern North Carolina4/19/2012
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.
Southeastern North Carolina is participating in the Festival with 40 events in the region. Events are being held in Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Lumberton, Pembroke, Wilmington and more. Among the events:
- On April 21, Fayetteville and Wilmington will hold events in conjunction with the Festival to celebrate Earth Day. Fayetteville will host “Super Science Fun Fest” at Cross Creek Park where participants can enjoy fun and educational activities beginning at Noon. The “Wilmington Earth Day Festival” will also start at Noon in Hugh MacRae Park.
- On April 21 at 9 a.m., faculty at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville and members of Costal Carolina’s eXtreme Science Club will discuss the construction of two North Carolina bogs on the college’s main campus during “Build a Bog with Carnivorous Plants.”
- UNC Pembroke hosts “A Living History of Marie Curie” on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.
Numerous communities throughout southeastern N.C. 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