April 10-26, 2015

2015 North Carolina Science Festival

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April 10
SculptEcology 4/108:00 am - 6:00 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Keeping Watch: City of Creeks 4/108:00 am - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte An art exhibition focusing on the environment of Charlotte's many fragile creek environments. This exhibition will be open for the duration of the 2015 NC Science Festival. All welcome!
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Education Days at Carowinds 4/109:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Classroom lessons are given life in our action-packed Education Days, brought to eager learners in a partnership with Discovery Place, one of the nation’s leading hands-on science centers. Our lively, interactive setting is the...
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Soil Uncovered 4/109:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Greensboro Did you know that 2015 has been named the International Year of Soils? Join us at the Greensboro Children's Museum as we explore soil through hands-on activities, observe soil at work in our Edible Schoolyard, and even...
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Student Explorers: When Science and History Meet 4/109:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time to explore the science and technology from North Carolina's past. In this fun-filled interactive field-trip, students will tour the James Iredell House in beautiful downtown Edenton and learn about the...
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Ocean Explore Nation 4/109:30 am - 3:30 p.m.Wilmington We are a nation of ocean explorers! Come explore some of the latest initiatives in ocean monitoring, exploration, conservation and technology. Tour our state of the art marine science center and discover how kids are starting...
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Science Rocks: Colburn Earth Science Museum 4/1010:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Come join the Colburn Museum with weeks full of fun and activities for the whole family! We'll be featuring half-priced admission on April 10, to help kick off the Festival, and on April 22, in celebration of Earth Day. Be sure...
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Scientific Tours of an 18th Century Home 4/1010:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th-century home. How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What technology did they have to prepare their food...
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Preschool Bubble-ology 4/1011:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Hope Mills Explore the science of bubbles! Challenge your friends to a bubble-blowing contest, see if you can make different bubble shapes, and stand inside a giant bubble. Ages 3-5.
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Solar Observing on the Quad 4/1011:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Asheville Join the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the UNC Asheville Physics Department to safely observe the sun through telescopes with a variety of solar filters. We’ll see sunspots, prominences and more! In case of cloudy weather,...
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Welcome, Hummingbirds! 4/1012:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh Ages: 3-5yrs. The hummingbirds are coming back to Raleigh from their winter homes in Mexico and Central America. Learn about hummers and play some hummingbird games. Help us put up the nectar feeders in the park for our hungry...
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Aquaponics Tours 4/101:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Asheboro Join us for a tour of the RCC Aquaponics Lab! Come and see a working model of this food production system that raises fish and plants together, and discuss sustainable ideas surrounding this innovative technique. This year's...
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Kayaking for Kids 4/101:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Beaufort Kayaking for Kids is a great way to get on the water and explore the salt marshes and sandbars of North Carolina's beautiful coast. Learn more about healthy wetland ecosystems and maybe catch a glimpse of some species that call...
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Little Nature Hikers 4/101:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Raleigh Join a nature instructor and other families for a guided walk around our beautiful park with your child. Meet other families in your community and learn about nature. We'll see birds, insects, mammals and reptiles basking in the...
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The Power of Rhythm: Djembe Drum 4/102:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Fayetteville Rhythm is a fundamental aspect of the universe. Learn the rhythm of some basic African dance moves and how to play the Djembe drum. Registration is required by calling 822-1998 ext. 1450. Program for grades K-5.
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Alleghany County Health Expo 4/102:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Sparta Join us for a two day celebration of health and wellness this year as part of the 2015 NC Science Festival! Day 1- Family Fitness-Family Olympics Teams compete for prizes (don't worry: everyone wins something):  mildly...
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Smart Science Extravaganza 4/102:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Swansboro As the great Albert Einstein once said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world." Come out to the park and test your curiosity with different science experiments set...
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Read a Book, Learn to Cook 4/102:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Come investigate cookbooks and learn about measurements in this hands-on program for school-age children. Explore how healthy cooking and eating come together. Program geared to ages 5 to 11.
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Introduction to Homework Help 4/103:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Impress your teachers! This class introduces you to websites and online resources with accurate information to research topics for school projects. We will explore the PowerKnowledge science databases and how to cite from them...
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Egg Drop 4/104:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kitty Hawk Join us for an Egg Drop challenge! Children will use critical thinking skills and engineering to create containers for eggs that will dropped from a high distance. The container that best protects the egg from harm will be...
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The Science of Music 4/104:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Durham The Shed Jazz Club will open its doors on Friday, April 10th for a free, one-time only learning event! "The Science of Music: An interactive afternoon of hands-on music and sound experiments" will run from 4-6pm and will feature...
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Schiele Science Cafe: Tiny Houses 4/106:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Gastonia Gather for a face-to-face lively discussion about intriguing topics! Ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas with other science lovers in this relaxed and friendly social environment. No science background is...
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Interactive Science Demonstrations: Meteorites and More 4/106:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Jamestown This event is an interactive evening of demonstrations and short presentations, centered on meteorites, in our newly renovated Science Hall. Noted NC meteorite dealer John Sinclair will display a variety of specimens from his own...
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Evening at PARI: Astronomy Inspired Music 4/107:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Rosman PARI helps kick off the NC Science Festival in western North Carolina with a special musical event. Weather permitting, this event will be held in the PARI Nature Center outdoor planetarium under the night sky. More details as...
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Stop, Drop & Animate (Middle School Edition) 4/107:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Middle Schoolers: Stop! Drop! Animate! Ever wonder how Hollywood filmmakers make characters come to life in movies like Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Wallace and Gromit? Join Port Discover for a...
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Statewide Star Party: Old North Durham Park 4/108:30 pm - 10:30 p.m.Durham Join us as we gaze at the stars as a part of the NC Science Festival's Star Party. We'll have high-powered telescopes and knowledgeable staff to create an enjoyable evening of exploring the night sky. Cloud-out date is...
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April 11
Photo Wild 4/117:30 am - 11:00 a.m.Huntersville Amateur and professional photographers alike will enjoy this professional photo shoot featuring Carolina Raptor Center's resident raptors, owls, eagles, hawks. Each day highlights over 20 different raptors in unique settings. The...
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Elementary Mathematics Invitational 4/118:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Winston-Salem The Elementary Mathematics Invitational (EMI) is a free event that serves at least 100 culturally diverse people, including contest participants and their parents. The EMI consists of the following components (1) a regional 4th...
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Pender County Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament 4/118:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Hampstead Come check out the Pender County Division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Events include "3, 2, 1 Blast Off!" where teams make rockets from soda bottles, "First In...
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Southeast Raleigh Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament 4/118:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Raleigh Come check out the Southeast Raleigh division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Events include "3, 2, 1 Blast Off!" where teams make rockets from soda bottles, "First...
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UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium 4/119:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Charlotte Presentations of the latest research being presented by graduate students at UNC Charlotte.
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Triangle SciTech Expo 4/119:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh The Expo is a large and growing educational event that each year attracts more than 6,000 visitors. The Expo features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, games, crafts and activities, as well as a series of fascinating presentations....
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SciTech - Making Innovative Connections 4/119:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Winston Salem This year, SciTech looks forward to serve over 100 "Science Maniacs" as we offer a wide variety of fun, educational, hands-on learning experiences. April 11 will include awesome sessions which will include Fast and Curious -...
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Earth Day Festival and 5K Run/Walk 4/119:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Join us on the bank of the Pasquotank River for our 4th Annual Earth Day Festival and our 1st ever 5k run/walk! Run along the river and enjoy food, music, vendors, crafts, and many activities for all ages. This is sure to be our...
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North Carolina DNA Day 5K Run 4/119:00 am - 10:00 a.m.Chapel Hill The NC DNA Day 5K is an annual run to support Science Outreach in North Carolina. Specifically, funds raised from this event will support North Carolina DNA Day – an annual event to inspire and educate the next generation of...
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Rockingham Community College Career Expo 4/119:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Wentworth Many local and regional business and industry leaders will be onsite with displays. Both high school students and public visitors will have the opportunity to discuss career options with the companies represented. All of the...
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Forsyth Technical Community College Open House 4/119:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Winston-Salem Financial Aid Workshops-Oak Grove Auditorium 10:15 -10:45 College Transfer Workshop - Oak Grove Auditorium 11:00 -11:30 Career Assessment Workshops - Oak Grove Center Room 3362 Campus Tours of Engineering Technologies, Health...
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Science of Sound 4/1110:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Winston Salem Join musicians from the Winston-Salem Symphony and educators from SciWorks and the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem for an exploration of the science of sound and music! Participate in the "Strike, Shake, and Scrape: Science of...
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Budding Scientists: Preschool Science Program 4/1110:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Asheville Introduce your young explorer to the world of science! The Colburn Museum will be hosting two free programs for toddlers (ages 2-5) on topics in the field of Earth Science. For both days, free admission for the Museum is...
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Playhouse Build Fest 4/1110:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Boone This free celebration of problem solving and creativity will feature hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities for kids aged 2-12. Last year's Build Fest attracted 1,000 attendees and featured...
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Fun with Fungus 4/1110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington Enter the intriguing world of mushrooms and fungus during our Family Science Saturday at the NC Azalea Festival. Make a model of your own mushroom to take home and use nature's recyclers to grow your very own edible mushrooms.
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Alleghany County Health Expo 4/1110:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Sparta Join us for a two day celebration of health and wellness this year as part of the 2015 NC Science Festival! Day 1- Family Fitness-Family Olympics Teams compete for prizes (don't worry: everyone wins something):  mildly...
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UNC Science Expo 4/1110:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Celebrate science at the 5th annual UNC Science Expo, a signature event of the North Carolina Science Festival! Don't miss the hands-on interactive experiments, riveting demonstrations, behind-the-sciences-lab tours, stage...
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Mountain Science Expo: Full STEAM Ahead 4/1110:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Come celebrate the fourth annual Mountain Science Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum! We're moving "Full STEAM Ahead" this year, featuring over 20 hands-on demonstrations, activities, crafts and special presentations that focus...
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Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/1110:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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Earth Day 2015: Homegrown 4/1110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Gastonia Join us in celebration of our 25th Annual Earth Day by learning to LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Enjoy hands-on activities, games and crafts focused on native plants and animals, found right in your backyard! Enjoy live music from local...
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Terrapin Tally Training 4/1110:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Wilmington Calling all citizen scientists! The N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission need your help to estimate the population of Diamondback Terrapins within the Masonboro...
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Family Science Fair 4/1110:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh It’s our 3rd annual Family Science Fair! Two ways to take part: Sign-up to display a project or explore others’ investigations. To explore: Check out displays and participate in hands-on activities. Free with museum...
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SculptEcology 4/1110:00 am - 9:00 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Science Live at the Azalea Festival 4/1110:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington We're bringing science to the party! Join local and statewide partners -- like our friends with the Cape Fear Museum -- in an exploration of hands-on science labs and exciting stage demonstrations during Wilmington's amazing...
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Songs of the Deep: Why Whales Sing and Olives Float 4/1110:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Mt. Pleasant Did you know that the blue whale is the loudest creature on earth? Their songs can be heard from hundreds of miles away. How and why do blue whales, and their smaller relatives, communicate? Why do olives float--and how does that...
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Gem Science at the Library 4/1111:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Fayetteville Learn about rocks, crystals, gems and fossils, some of which are mined from local quarries. Watch as a slab of mineral is cut and shaped. Presented by the Cape Fear Mineral and Gem Society. The program is for all ages.
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Kitchen Science 4/111:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Fayetteville Perform hands-on science experiments with everyday items that can be found in a kitchen. Registration is required by calling 910-483-7727 ext. 1351. Geared toward children grades K-5.
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Sky Viewing 4/111:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Scotland Neck Sky watching is no longer just for night time! Join us as we host representatives from the Imperial Center/Children's Museum in Rocky Mt. NC who will be bringing their new Solar Telescope! Other hands-on activities will...
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Blast Off: Planetarium Show 4/111:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Asheville Curious about the worlds outside of our own? Blast off into outer space during our planetarium experience to discover the interstellar bodies within our galaxy. Learn about the different types of stars and constellations and how...
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Come Build with Us: Lego Showcase Event 4/111:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.High Point Build with us at High Point University, where we'll have 20 LEGO Education activities designed for students grades preK-8. A competition will be held for each grade brand, and even parents can get in on the fun with workshops...
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Bubble-ology 4/111:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Immerse yourself in the fun and science of bubbles with Dr. Ken Lyle and his team of bubble-ologists from Duke University’s Chemistry Outreach Program. Make giant bubbles, stir up a cauldron of bubblicious potion, and...
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Carolina Brewing Company tour 4/111:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs All tours are led by one of the owners of the brewery and last approximately one hour. The tour covers all aspects of the brewery, from history through production and sales, including a complete walk-through of the brewing...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Azalea Festival 4/111:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Wilmington PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Get S.T.E.M. Ed. 2 4/111:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte Take a virtual trip across the habitats of North Carolina and experience the Mountains, the Piedmont, and the Coast! Get S.T.E.M. Ed. 2 is a science adventure course event for kindergarten through 8th grade students. From 1-5...
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Dr. Bob's Sonic Workshop @ ImaginOn 4/112:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Drawing from the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, and from the innovative educational efforts of the Bob Moog Foundation, Dr. Bob's workshop engages participants ages 7-13 in the fun and physics of sound! The Bob Moog...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Azalea Festival 4/112:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.Wilmington PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Story Explorers: We Dig Dinosaurs 4/112:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities with math, science, games and more. This week, we will explore the world of dinosaurs. We'll share awesome dino stories, learn fun facts, and dig...
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Story Explorers 4/112:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more.
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Ocean Food Webs 4/112:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Swansboro "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." (stated by President Kennedy) Join a ranger to learn about the mysteries of the deep as we...
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The Sun, Our Star 4/112:30 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greensboro Come join the Guilford College Cline Observatory as we celebrate our star. Beginning at 2:30 Saturday afternoon April 11, 2015, there will be telescopes setup to view the Sun and two planetarium programs. The first will begin at...
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Rookie Science: Color Science 4/113:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Matthews Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. For this edition, participants will be experimenting in the world of colors! This program is appropriate for kids aged 5 to...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid at the Azalea Festival 4/113:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Wilmington PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Dr. Bob's Sonic Workshop @ ImaginOn 4/113:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Charlotte Drawing from the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, and from the innovative educational efforts of the Bob Moog Foundation, Dr. Bob's workshop engages participants ages 7-13 in the fun and physics of sound! The Bob Moog...
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Stop, Drop & Animate (High School Edition) 4/117:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Elizabeth City High Schoolers:  Stop! Drop! Animate! Ever wonder how Hollywood filmmakers make characters come to life in movies like Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Wallace and Gromit? Join Port Discover for a two...
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April 12
Photo Wild 4/127:30 am - 11:00 a.m.Huntersville Amateur and professional photographers alike will enjoy this professional photo shoot featuring Carolina Raptor Center's resident raptors, owls, eagles, hawks. Each day highlights over 20 different raptors in unique settings. The...
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Spring Migration Bird Count 4/128:30 am - 9:30 a.m.Swansboro "The early bird gets a choice which, to me, is more important than the worm itself." (quote by Stacey Alcorn) Citizen science at its finest! Join a park ranger with the annual spring migration bird count. Hammocks Beach is a...
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Science Live at the Azalea Festival 4/1210:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington We're bringing science to the party! Join local and statewide partners -- like our friends with the Cape Fear Museum -- in an exploration of hands-on science labs and exciting stage demonstrations during Wilmington's amazing...
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Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/1210:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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STEAM at the NC Railway Museum and New Hope Valley Railway 4/1210:00 am - 4:30 p.m.New Hill The NC Railway Museum and New Hope Valley Railway are once again thrilled to invite you to a special event in which you learn all about the science and technology of the railroad! This year's event will feature an interactive...
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Fun with Fungus 4/1210:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Wilmington Enter the intriguing world of mushrooms and fungus during our Family Science Saturday at the NC Azalea Festival. Make a model of your own mushroom to take home and use nature's recyclers to grow your very own edible mushrooms.
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SculptEcology 4/1212:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Conoce a un(a) Científico(a) 4/1212:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Durham Para celebrar el Festival de Ciencias de Carolina del Norte 2015, el Museo de Vida y Ciencias se enorgullece en ofrecer un evento de ciencias en el que habrá científicos bilingües (español-inglés) del área del Triángulo....
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Bird-Lore and More 4/121:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Charlotte Birds are amazing! From their surprising behaviors to their spectacular colors, species of birds tell us a lot about our world -- like how well we're taking care of our home. Hear from local authorities about why birds...
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Gadgets and Gizmos 4/121:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty took a two-story fall. Come engineer a protective packaging to help an egg survive a drop. In partnership with The Engineering Place, NCSU College of Engineering’s K-20 Outreach...
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LEGO Free Play 4/122:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Fayetteville If you build it, they will come. Engineer your own awesome LEGO and DUPLO creations. Program open to all ages.
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April 13
Seeking STEM: An On-Line Scavenger Hunt 4/1312:00 am - overnightAsheville Ever wonder how math and science taught in middle school applies to YOU? This week-long scavenger hunt contains games and challenges related to the 7th grade curriculum but has something for everyone. Check the website every day...
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BIONetwork STEM Bus at Edgecombe Community College 4/138:00 am - 3:30 p.m.Tarboro Scheduled tours for Edgecombe Community College and High School students. The STEM Bus is a 40ft mobile lab staffed with trained scientists and educators. The students will be engaged in interactive Science, Technology,...
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SculptEcology 4/138:00 am - 11:30 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Lego Engine Build 4/138:30 am - 10:30 a.m.North Whitakers The scale model of a Cummins Lego Engine serves as a showpiece and conversation starter for STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Manufacturing). A smaller scale LEGO build project gives students the...
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Lego Engine Build - Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools/ Cummins 4/138:30 am - 10:30 a.m.North Whitakers The scale model of a Cummins Lego Engine serves as a showpiece and conversation starter for STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Manufacturing). A smaller scale LEGO build project gives students the...
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Seeing Color: Art, Vision and the Brain 4/138:30 am - 6:00 p.m.Durham Join the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences for our biennial symposium with leading researchers, art historians and artists from across the U.S. and beyond, coming together to discuss how we see color: an exploration of color,...
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Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds Conference 4/139:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Durham The Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds conference is an opportunity for all educators and business leaders to learn from experts from across the state and nation to advance STEM education for all. Increasingly, graduates...
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The Roots of Our Nutrition 4/1310:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Kernersville Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden would like to invite you to experience our Kitchen Garden where we will provide a 25-minute guided tour of vegetables with edible roots. During this time, we will harvest and taste the various root...
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Amphibian Fun 4/1310:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Charlotte Come by KidScience, Discovery Place's early childhood exhibit, and learn about amphibians. You will learn interesting facts and get to meet one of the many amphibians that live at Discovery Place. You will also walk away with a...
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Nature Tots and Forest Friends - Wiggly Worms 4/1310:30 am - 11:00 a.m.New Hill Nature Tots is for ages 1-3 with adult and Forest Friends is for ages 3-5 with adult. These hands on programs will introduce young children to the thrill of a wiggly worm. Learn about these amazing creatures and how they help...
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Junk Jams at The Scrap Exchange 4/1312:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Durham Junk Jams allows everyone to play with sound using our collection of upcycled instruments built from buckets, pots, pans, and other fantastic reclaimed materials. Join us as our facilitator leads the drum circles and an expert...
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Nature Tots and Forest Friends - Wiggly Worms 4/131:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.New Hill Nature Tots is for ages 1-3 with adult and Forest Friends is for ages 3-5 with adult. These hands on programs will introduce young children to the thrill of a wiggly worm. Learn about these amazing creatures and how they help...
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Aquaponics Tours 4/131:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Asheboro Join us for a tour of the RCC Aquaponics Lab! Come and see a working model of this food production system that raises fish and plants together, and discuss sustainable ideas surrounding this innovative technique. This year's...
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New Trends in Gaming 4/132:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for an afternoon of exploring technology through video gaming. Discover the world of video gaming with a variety of games and consoles, or learn how to create your own game! Program for teens, ages 12-18.
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Amazing Mammals 4/133:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn about our furry friends who call North Carolina home. A Lake Rim park ranger will teach a hands-on class using animal furs and skulls to help identify our local mammals. Program for grades K-5.
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Make It & Take It: Mini Hovercrafts 4/134:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Learn the science of hovering by making your own mini-hovercraft and racing your friends!
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Rookie Science: Space Exploration 4/134:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This session will focus on space exploration and the planet Mars! For ages 5 to 11.
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Rookie Science: Yummy Science 4/135:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte Who knew chemistry could taste this good? Learn the effects of chemical reactions by conducting yummy experiments with some of your favorite candies, like gummy bears, mentos and marshmallows to name a few. Program for children...
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Coding for Girls 4/135:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte Girls code! A special introduction to programming workshop designed for girls (ages 7 to 15, accompanying parent welcome) to get them going in this important but often boy-dominated field. Space is limited, so registration is...
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Hands-Free Origami at Duke University 4/135:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Durham Have you ever seen origami that folds itself right before your very eyes? Hands-Free Origami begins with a demonstration by Professors Jan Genzer and Michael Dickey of NC State University, who will show off a simple way to...
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Celebrating Women in Science Dinner 4/136:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Raleigh Female science leaders from among our faculty, alumni and friends, as well as many of our top female students, will be invited to participate in this special event. This mix of guests will offer students opportunities to interact...
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Big Data in Our Society 4/137:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte A panel of data scientists leads a public discussion of big data and data analytics -- what it means now and where it is going. This event will include a guest appearance by IBM's Watson.
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April 14
SculptEcology 4/148:00 am - 11:30 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Robeson Community College - Industry Showcase 4/148:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Lumberton Industry partners within Robeson County showcase their company and their products in an effort to increase manufacturing awareness in North Carolina. NC Manufacturing and STEM Career Awareness Week is an initiative of NC...
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EXTREME STEM Tour 4/148:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Hickory Business and industry tours relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for 8th grade students. Additionally, students take a campus tour of CVCC to learn about the education and training available for STEM careers....
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Extreme STEM Tour 4/148:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Hickory Business and industry tours relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for 8th grade students. Additionally, students take a campus tour of CVCC to learn about the education and training available for STEM careers....
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Lego Engine Build - Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools/ Cummins 4/148:30 am - 10:30 a.m.North Whitakers The scale model of a Cummins Lego Engine serves as a showpiece and conversation starter for STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Manufacturing). A smaller scale LEGO build project gives students the...
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Middle School Tours 4/148:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Asheville Engaging tours for Middle School students from the following Middle Schools: Madison, Owen, Enka, Cane Creek, North Buncombe, Asheville, Valley Springs, Reynolds, and Erwin. NC Manufacturing and STEM Career Awareness Week is an...
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Advanced Manufacturing Expo 4/149:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Weldon Come visit our Open House that showcases businesses/employers in the manufacturing, science, technology, and math fields. They will be highlighting their products and employment opportunities in these fields. Though we are...
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Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds Conference 4/149:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Durham The Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds conference is an opportunity for all educators and business leaders to learn from experts from across the state and nation to advance STEM education for all. Increasingly, graduates...
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Iredell County Advanced Manufacturing Day 4/149:00 am - 1:30 p.m.Street The goal of this event is to raise awareness of advanced manufacturing job opportunities in Iredell County and to inform students and parents of education and training available to prepare for these great jobs. Both high school...
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Surry Community College Advanced Manufacturing Day 4/149:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Dobson 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Tours of Advanced Manufacturing labs for High School students. Labs include: Computer Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Systems/Mechatronics, Mechanical Drafting, and Welding. 3 p.m. -...
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Iredell County Advanced Manufacturing Day: Powered by Technology 4/149:00 am - 1:30 p.m.Statesville The goal of this event is to raise awareness of advanced manufacturing job opportunities in Iredell County and to inform students and parents of education and training available to prepare for these great jobs. Both high school...
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Student Explorers: When Science and History Meet 4/149:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time to explore the science and technology from North Carolina's past. In this fun-filled interactive field-trip, students will tour the James Iredell House in beautiful downtown Edenton and learn about the...
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Preschool Story Time: Sound and Noise 4/1410:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Spring Lake For this special music-themed story time, bring your preschooler to listen to stories, sing songs and make your own musical instrument, all while learning about sound waves and how our ears let us hear sound. Program for...
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4th Annual SciDay: Homeschool Science Fair & SciShow 4/1410:00 am - 1:30 p.m.West Jefferson SciDay is a super -extravaganza! Homeschool students are encouraged to enter projects in the Science Fair. Everyone is welcome to attend the SciDay surrounding the Science Fair with tons of hands-on scientific discovery...
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Local Manufacturers Showcase 4/1410:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Kinston Lenoir Community College is partnering with local manufacturers to showcase products made in the three county region. Manufacturers will be present in the program areas that best matches their manufacturing processes....
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Sound of Music 4/1410:00 am - 10:30 a.m.Fayetteville Experience the science of sound through live violin music performed by a local musician. Participate in hands-on activities with musical instruments. Registration is required by calling 483-7727 ext. 1351. Ages 3-5 years.
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Toddler Story Time: Sound and Noise 4/1411:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Spring Lake For this special music-themed story time, bring your toddler to listen to stories, sing songs and make your own musical instrument, all while learning about sound waves and how our ears let us hear sound. Program for children...
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Week of the Young Child: Science and Art 4/1411:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Huntersville Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with new activities every day! Children can participate in different science-based art projects in the Green Room this week. Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to participate and make...
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Aquaponics Tours 4/141:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Asheboro Join us for a tour of the RCC Aquaponics Lab! Come and see a working model of this food production system that raises fish and plants together, and discuss sustainable ideas surrounding this innovative technique. This year's...
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Downtown Asheville Geology Walk 4/143:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Asheville is known for its amazing culture and unique personality. This creativity also shines within the city's walls. Come take a tour with us through downtown Asheville to see some of the extraordinary structures we have...
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Get Revved Up with Preschool Physics 4/143:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Hope Mills Explore Newton's Laws of Motion by building ramps and other constructions. Registration is recommended by calling (910) 425-8455. For children ages 3-5.
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The Science of Sound 4/143:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville Bang, crackle, whizz! Sound is everywhere! Explore the subject of music and sound for kids with our range of experiments, fun quizzes, music, games, cool facts, and interesting videos! Grades K-5
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Science Alliance at Harris Lake County Park 4/144:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.New Hill Celebrate science at our NEW three-day "Science Alliance" event at Harris Lake County Park! Each afternoon we will have different natural resource professionals as our guest scientists to engage you in fun hands-on activities and...
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Catapult Physics 4/144:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Concord Prepare to lay siege! Join us for this medieval exploration of physics as we assemble an army of miniature catapults. Recommended for ages 7 to 12.
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Rookie Science: Magnets 4/144:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities and experiments. For this edition of Rookie Science, come learn how magnets work, and explore magnetic properties through fun activities. Program geared...
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Koh Lecture: Soap Bubbles and Mathematics with Frank Morgan 4/144:30 pm - 6:30 p.m.Raleigh Minimal surface expert Dr. Frank Morgan will discuss how soap bubbles – a serious topic in mathematics and one with lots of applications – continue to confound and amaze mathematicians. In fact, some recent breakthroughs in...
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Music Gaming: Teen and Tween Edition 4/144:30 pm - 6:00 p.m.Spring Lake Learn about the sensory phenomenon scientists call "musical imagery repetition," more commonly called "earworms." Then get ready to sing, dance and be part of a band, because we are utilizing music games, like Wii Music, Just...
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Franklin County's STEMville Family Science Night 4/146:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Louisburg This is a free family science night event for the elementary and middle school children and families of Franklin County. The event will have fun-filled stations of hands-on science activities ranging from Elephant Toothpaste to...
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Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies Open House 4/146:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Winterville Pitt CC and local industry partners will raise awareness of educational and job opportunities with local industries. College faculty and industry representatives will discuss career opportunities and tour college facilities in...
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Advanced Manufacturing and Advanced Technologies Open House 4/146:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Winterville Pitt CC and local industry will look to raise awareness of educational and job opportunities with local industries. College faculty and industry reps will be available to discuss career opportunities and give tours of the...
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Tectonic Plates: Alamance County's Science Cafe - Peter Reintjes 4/147:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Elon Come and learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Peter Reintjes from NC Museum of Life and Science will present "Evolution as a tool."
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April 15
SculptEcology 4/158:00 am - 11:30 p.m.Greensboro Come experience the intersection of art and science--an exhibition featuring the collaborative work of ecology and sculpture students at Guilford College. Explore problems and opportunities impacting water in North Carolina's...
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Science in Action Celebration 4/158:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Swannanoa Our 2nd Annual Science in Action celebration will include several visiting local scientists (from local colleges, the Nature Center, and The Science House). They'll be ready to wow you with hands-on demonstrations, interactive...
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Lego Engine Build 4/158:30 am - 10:30 a.m.North Whitakers The scale model of a Cummins Lego Engine serves as a showpiece and conversation starter for STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Manufacturing). A smaller scale LEGO build project gives students the...
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High School Career Discovery Day 4/159:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Thomasville High school students throughout Davidson and Davie Counties will have an opportunity to explore various programs within Advanced Manufacturing, Business & Computer Science, and Transportation Technology at Davidson County...
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Einstein: A Stage Portrait 4/159:00 am - 10:00 a.m.Pembroke ABOUT THE PLAY This award-winning one-man show (Dramalogue, Excellence in Playwriting) brings to life a brilliant, dedicated, and sometimes controversial theoretical physicist whom TIME magazine called their "Person of the...
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Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds Conference 4/159:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Durham The Scaling STEM: Strategies That Engage Minds conference is an opportunity for all educators and business leaders to learn from experts from across the state and nation to advance STEM education for all. Increasingly, graduates...
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Hatchling Hikers- A Preschool Nature Series 4/1510:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Swansboro AGES: 3-5 Come celebrate the Year of the Amphibians with North Carolina State Parks! Get your little ones hopping outdoors and help them discover the wonders of nature. During this program we will read a story, make a craft,...
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Week of the Young Child: Science and Art 4/1511:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Huntersville Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with new activities every day! Children can participate in different science-based art projects in the Green Room this week. Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to participate and make...
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Advanced Manufacturing Speed Networking 4/1511:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Fayetteville A fast-paced networking event allowing advanced manufacturing students and employers to interact in a series of brief one-on-one information exchanges. This event allows students to ask questions and gain exposure to industry...
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The Oyster Fishery of North Carolina 4/1512:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.Beaufort The oyster is an amazing invertebrate! Our state's history of oyster fishing has led to interstate fights, scientific research projects and major restoration efforts. Even if you don't like to eat oysters, you'll enjoy this...
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Aquaponics Tours 4/151:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Asheboro Join us for a tour of the RCC Aquaponics Lab! Come and see a working model of this food production system that raises fish and plants together, and discuss sustainable ideas surrounding this innovative technique. This year's...
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Celebration of Undergraduate Research 4/151:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Chapel Hill Curious to know about current research at a leading university? Join us for the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research (CUR) -- a research symposium for UNC undergrads held in the Frank Porter Graham Student...
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Frog and Toad Adventures 4/151:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Raleigh Everybody knows that frogs and toads are related. But do you know exactly how they're alike and how they're different? Come find out as we use nets to search for tadpoles, frogs and toads! Parent/guardian must pay and register...
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Kitchen Science 4/152:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for an hour of fun and flavor filled experimenting that will engage you in an exploration of food science. Our hands-on, taste bud activating activities will help you understand the science behind food and cooking. We...
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Alumni Career Panel: Diversity in the Sciences 4/153:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh A diverse group of alumni will encourage young scientists to build strong relationships and seek out mentors during this career panel presented by the College. The event is the latest in a series of panels focused on helping...
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Tin Can Telephones 4/153:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Hope Mills Before there were cell phones, the sound of our voices was transmitted through a telephone wire. Learn about sound waves and make your own cup-and-string telephone. Registration is recommended by calling (910) 425-8455. Grades...
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STEM 101: BeatLab 4/153:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Charlotte Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects, or math puzzles. This week, we'll explore BeatLab, an online music maker where you can remix and listen to other's songs. Put together a compilation...
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Flight and Space Story Time 4/154:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Laurinburg Join us at Scotland County Memorial Library for two special story times, focusing on flight and space, the Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk and other notable figures from flight and space exploration.
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Science Alliance at Harris Lake County Park 4/154:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.New Hill Celebrate science at our NEW three-day "Science Alliance" event at Harris Lake County Park! Each afternoon we will have different natural resource professionals as our guest scientists to engage you in fun hands-on activities and...
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Edgecombe Community College Manufacturing Lab Open House 4/155:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Tarboro NC Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Careers Awareness Week at Edgecombe Community College - Manufacturing Lab Open House with demonstrations in robotic technology, 3D printing, computer controlled machining, computer aided design,...
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Einstein: A Stage Portrait 4/156:00 pm - 6:30 p.m.Pembroke ABOUT THE PLAY This award-winning one-man show (Dramalogue, Excellence in Playwriting) brings to life a brilliant, dedicated, and sometimes controversial theoretical physicist whom TIME magazine called their "Person of the...
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Expert Panel on GMOs: Medicine and Food 4/157:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte Confused about GMOs? Come to an expert-led panel involving scientists who create them and use them to create new medicines. Discussion welcome!
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April 16
Two Small Pieces of Glass 4/166:30 am - 9:00 p.m.Grifton TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS This digital, full dome program, presented in the newly completed Chia-yu Li Planetarium, follows two students as they interact with an astronomer at a local star party. Along the way they learn how...
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EXTREME STEM Tour 4/168:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Hickory Business and industry tours relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for 8th grade students. Additionally, students take a campus tour of CVCC to learn about the education and training available for STEM careers....
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Edgecombe Community College STEM Bowl and All Day Events for Edgecombe County Public Middle School Students 4/169:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Tarboro This will be a fun learning day for Edgecombe County Public Middle School students. Students will participate in our first STEM Bowl. Which school will win the STEMley Cup? The students will also see a robotic helicopter...
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Gateway To Science 4/169:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro What is Nano? Come see state-of-the-art equipment and labs, interact with graduate students, and take the Journey to the Nano Scale using the only HeIon Microscope in Southeastern United States that can zoom to 0.35 nanometer!...
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Mayland Community College Advanced Manufacturing Career Day 4/1610:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Burnsville Mayland Community College will be celebrating Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week by hosting an Advanced Manufacturing Career Day at the new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing Center, located on the Yancey campus. Local middle and...
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Free Day at Carolina Raptor Center 4/1610:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Huntersville Help Carolina Raptor Center wrap up our yearlong "30 for 30" celebration, on our 30 years of raptor rehabilitation and science education. We’ve been celebrating all year long in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Everyone gets...
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The Roots of Our Nutrition 4/1610:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Kernersville Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden would like to invite you to experience our Kitchen Garden where we will provide a 25-minute guided tour of vegetables with edible roots. During this time, we will harvest and taste the various root...
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Toddler Time: Horton Hears a What? 4/1610:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Elizabeth City In this story time program, visitors actively listen to Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss. Before the story is read, children make paper “elephant ears” to wear. After the story, they use their sense of smell to explore...
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Oink, Moo, and Quack Quack, Too 4/1610:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Think you know your animal sounds? Visit us at the Cumberland County Library and explore the science of sound as we hear fun animal noises.
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Week of the Young Child: Science and Art 4/1611:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Huntersville Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with new activities every day! Children can participate in different science-based art projects in the Green Room this week. Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to participate and make...
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A Conversation with Mammal Researcher Lisa Gatens 4/161:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Asheboro Randolph Community College is proud to present Lisa Gatens from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. She will be discussing her research and current projects, including the exciting citizen science project eMammal. Please...
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Independence Regional Branch Art Club: Finding Art in Science 4/162:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for an afternoon of exploration of technology and science through art. Experiment with tools such as 3Doodler to create your own unique works of art to decorate the library! Program for teens, ages 12-18.
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Tin Can Telephones 4/163:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Fayetteville Before there were cell phones, the sound of our voices was transmitted through a telephone wire. Learn about sound waves and make your own cup-and-string telephones. Registration is required by calling 483-7727 ext. 1351. Grades...
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Stand Back! We're Going To Try Science! 4/163:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Fayetteville Bang, crackle, whizz -- sound is everywhere! Explore the subject of music and sound for teens with our range of experiments, fun music games, cool facts and interesting videos! Program for grades 6-12.
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Parts of Us 4/164:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kannapolis Explore cool facts about the human body while enjoying Tedd Arnold’s crazy stories about body parts. Then have fun with hands-on experiments all related to our amazing anatomy and fascinating physiology! Recommended for ages...
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Open House and Job Fair 4/164:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Asheville The event is both an open house where members of the community can come and discover the different programs at A-B Tech, and a job fair where they can meet local employers about opportunities with their companies. NC...
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Greene County Schools STEM Expo 4/164:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Snow Hill Greene County Schools will showcase S.T.E.M.: Performance Events, Science Fair Projects, Math Fair Projects, Robots, Grand Challenges, Digital Presentations, Hands-on iPad Sessions, Local Businesses, Organizations, Community...
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Science Alliance at Harris Lake County Park 4/164:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.New Hill Celebrate science at our NEW three-day "Science Alliance" event at Harris Lake County Park! Each afternoon we will have different natural resource professionals as our guest scientists to engage you in fun hands-on activities and...
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The Science Behind Sound 4/164:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Spring Lake What is sound? What is music? How do we hear sounds differently? Join local music teacher, Ms. Jarae Payton, as she explains the science behind sound. Registration is required by calling (910) 497-3650. Grades K-5
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The Sound of Science 4/164:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Fayetteville Bang, crackle, whizz - sound is everywhere! Explore the subject of music and sound for teens with our range of experiments, fun quizzes, music games, cool facts and interesting videos! Grades 6-12.
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Ectoplasm Science 4/164:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Matthews Learn the science behind what makes materials glow in the dark while creating your own ectoplasmic slime! Program for teens, ages 12-18. Advanced registration is needed for this program and it will begin March 1st. Please...
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Rookie Science: Robots 4/164:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This session will focus on the science of robotics. For ages 5-11.
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RCCC's STEM Open House 4/165:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Kannapolis The STEM Open House is a fun, interactive event for the community showcasing the College's science, technology, engineering and math programs. The College will host dozens of interactive exhibits for kids and adults of all ages...
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Fermentation: the Original Sustainable Practice 4/166:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Boone Join us as Dr. Brett Taubman, analytical and brewing chemist at ASU, discusses beer science and the rise of microbreweries in the great state of North Carolina. Refreshments begin at 6 pm.
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E-Academy with NC A&T's College of Engineering 4/166:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Greensboro E-Academy activities in this proposal are designed to reach diverse audiences (K-12 students and professionals, families, seniors, and STEM advocacy groups) in under-served communities. Activities include “Science Night” at...
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Cocktails and Cosmonauts 4/166:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Durham Sip cosmos amongst the cosmos! Celebrate mankind’s first trip into space and sample space-themed drinks from some of your favorite local restaurants and distilleries. Explore the Museum’s Launch Lab and test your engineering...
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The Nature of Science: A Town Hall Hosted by Greg Fishel 4/167:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Raleigh WRAL's Greg Fishel will interview prominent meteorologist Kerry Emanuel, a Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Emanuel conducts research on hurricanes,...
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The Diamondback Terrapin: North Carolina’s Most Talented Turtle 4/167:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Wrightsville Beach Come learn about the diamondback terrapin, a fascinating and beautiful resident of our shallow sounds.
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Periodic Tables 4/167:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Durham One of NC's premier science cafes is back! Periodic Tables is designed as an informal science gathering during which members of the Triangle community can learn about advances in science and technology in an engaging and...
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April 17
Isothermal Science & Technology Expo 4/178:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Spindale Every sixth grader from Rutherford and Polk counties spends the day on campus for the Isothermal Science & Technology Expo. The event features 32 interactive exhibits that cover virtually every broad aspect of...
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Inside Interactive Computing Design 4/178:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Charlotte The Interactive Computing folks at UNC Charlotte open their design studio, where they are working on designing smart appliances that can be controlled by gesture. What gesture would you make to ask your fridge for a glass of...
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Carolinas STEM Conference 4/178:30 am - 3:30 p.m.Charlotte Innovation. Exploration. Discovery. This isn’t your typical education conference. At the Carolinas STEM Conference, you will put your design skills and ingenuity to the test in an all-out STEM immersion experience. Learn about...
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High School Tours 4/179:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Asheville CTE students from Madison, Owen, Enka, North Buncombe, Asheville, Roberson, Reynolds, and Erwin High Schools will tour Welding, Machining, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems, Computer-Aided Drafting, Electronics,...
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RCCC's STEM Open House 4/179:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Kannapolis The STEM Open House is a fun, interactive event for the community showcasing the College's science, technology, engineering and math programs. The College will host dozens of interactive exhibits for kids and adults of all ages...
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sciVisit 4/179:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Dallas In April 2015, Gaston College will host the fourth annual sciVisit, a free, outreach expo to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The purpose of sciVisit is to expose high school students...
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Education Days at Carowinds 4/179:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Classroom lessons are given life in our action-packed Education Days, brought to eager learners in a partnership with Discovery Place, one of the nation’s leading hands-on science centers. Our lively, interactive setting is the...
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CPCC Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Day 4/179:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Charlotte Come tour the Advanced Technology Center Building at Central Piedmont Community College. Explore the exciting Engineering Technology programs in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Sustainability, Computer, Machining, and...
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Color Science 4/1710:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Let's explore the science of colors with stories and exciting experiments. We'll also make crafts to take home. Reservations are required by visiting the children's department or calling 483-7727 ext. 1351. This program is for...
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Scientific Tours of an 18th Century Home 4/1710:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th-century home. How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What technology did they have to prepare their food...
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Homeschool Fun Friday: The Science of Sound 4/1710:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Bang, crackle, whizz -- sound is everywhere! Homeschoolers can explore the subject of music and sound with our range of experiments, fun music games, cool facts and interesting videos! Grades K-12.
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Twinkle, Twinkle 4/1710:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Learn about outer space and the stars that live there. Take a look at some constellations and create your own to take home. Registration is required by calling 864-3800 ext. 1389. Ages 3-5.
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Croakey Pokey Storywalk 4/1711:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Jefferson Discover a new way to read a book by joining us for the Croakey Pokey Storywalk! After the storywalk, we will explore the area for the real croakey pokey: frogs. Hop on down to Ashe County Park. The walk begins at the first...
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Week of the Young Child: Science and Art 4/1711:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Huntersville Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with new activities every day! Children can participate in different science-based art projects in the Green Room this week. Drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to participate and make...
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Exploring the Rachel Carson Reserve 4/171:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Beaufort Get up close and personal with some of the plants and animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. This National Estuarine Research Reserve is home to numerous birds, mollusks, crustaceans and fish indigenous to North Carolina. A...
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Landfill Safari 4/171:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh Explore the past, present and future of solid waste disposal in this rare tour. Participants will tour the closed Wilders Grove Landfill by bus to learn how it's producing energy while providing habitat to deer, coyote, turkeys...
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Sound Science on the SALT Block 4/172:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Hickory Catawba Science Center is happy to present Sound Science on the SALT Block, with our neighbors Hickory Choral Society, P3 (Piedmont Percussion Program) & Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS). Explore the science of sound &...
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Raleigh Rockin' Walkin' Tour 4/173:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Raleigh Ever wonder what our capital’s buildings are made of? Join us for this walking tour where we will explore different rock types while visiting historic buildings, museums and other hidden nooks in the downtown area. Explore the...
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Kids' Nature Night at Walnut Creek 4/174:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Raleigh Drop your kids off for a fun Friday night. We’ll learn about nature, explore outside, play games, and do a craft. The activities will be related to that night’s featured animated movie. We will even have popcorn and a big...
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Lean In, Women in Science 4/175:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Durham We are proud to offer the opportunity to meet 6 fascinating and accomplished women and to learn about their contributions to science. Attendance by young women in high school, undergraduate, and graduate school is...
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Science On The Rocks: Geek Out, Freak Out 4/175:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte It’s time to let your nerd flag fly for Science on the Rocks: Geek Out, Freak Out. Join us for an unforgettable adults-only night that celebrates comics, robotics, science fiction and more! Take aim with jet-propulsion beer...
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WALL*E: BioNetwork's 4th Annual Sci-Fi Movie Myth Buster 4/176:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Raleigh Join us for the 4th Annual Sci-Fi Movie Myth Buster! 6:00 p.m. Meet at BTEC building. 6:30 p.m. Learn about the science behind Wall-E from a real scientist who will give a brief (10 minutes) lecture on what to watch for...
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Stop, Drop & Animate (Middle School Edition) 4/177:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Elizabeth City Middle Schoolers: Stop! Drop! Animate! Ever wonder how Hollywood filmmakers make characters come to life in movies like Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Wallace and Gromit? Join Port Discover for a...
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Galactic Star Lab at the Park 4/177:30 pm - 9:30 p.m.Swansboro "When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system." -Kalpana Chawla Come out to Hammocks Beach State Park and experience the thrill and...
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Killer Death Rocks from Outer Space 4/177:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.Jamestown How close do asteroids and comets come to Earth? Just how common are planetary impacts, and what are the effects? Join us for a presentation by Lynchburg College astronomer Michael Solontoi, discussing the study of our neighbors...
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April 18
Science Olympiad Tournament 4/188:30 am - 2:30 p.m.Concord Come check out a division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. Events include 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! where teams make rockets from soda bottles, First In Flight where students...
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REGISTRATION FULL -- Robotics for Kids Workshop -- REGISTRATION FULL 4/189:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte A 6-hour robotics workshop for kids grades 3-12 (accompanying parent required for all minor children), using the Lego Mindstorms kit to design and program robots. A fun, instructive day for any family interested in really...
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Cabarrus County Elementary Science Olympiad 4/189:00 am - 3:00 p.m.NW Concord Come check out the Cabarrus County Division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Events include 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! where teams make rockets from soda bottles, First In...
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Explore the NC Science Olympiad Division A Tournament 4/189:00 am - 2:30 p.m.Raleigh Come check out the Wake County division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Events include 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! where teams make rockets from soda bottles, First In Flight...
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Buncombe Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament 4/189:30 am - 3:30 p.m.Black Mountain Buncombe Division A Science Olympiad tournament! Division A is for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Events include 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! where teams make rockets from soda bottles, First In Flight where students construct...
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Stemlympics 4/1810:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Interested in how STEM is being used in the Charlotte area? Join us for Stemlympics! We will have activities throughout the museum from robotics to soldering and much more. The event will host many organizations from the...
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HSBC Young Vet's Day 4/1810:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Huntersville Is your child an aspiring veterinarian? Spend the day at Carolina Raptor Center exploring this exciting science career. With behind the scenes tours, live bird presentations, owl pellet dissections, biofact tables and raptor...
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Doc Days 4/1810:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh See all of your favorite science documentaries on North Carolina’s biggest 3D giant screen in IMAX at Marbles. We'll be showing Humpback Whales 3D, James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge 3D, Hidden Universe 3D, Mysteries...
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Party for the Planet 4/1810:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Greensboro Join us for Party for the Planet, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in the U.S. among zoos and aquariums! We’ll be celebrating our animals, their habitats and our earth with a variety of fun-filled and educational...
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Kinetic Sculptures 4/1810:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Raleigh Family Fun Saturday Workshops: Kinetic Sculptures Learn how NC artist Vollis Simpson used engineering and physics to create Wind Machine, a massive sculpture that interacts with the wind. Then, create kinetic sculptures from...
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Self-Sufficient Silo Home 101 4/1810:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Pamela DeRensis of Robeson County tells her tale of creating her self-sufficient home out of a silo. Hear first-hand how she came up with the idea for the project, about the obstacles she encountered, and how she overcame them.
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Earth Day Play Date 4/1810:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Charlotte Celebrate Earth Day at Charlotte Nature Museum by getting your kids outside to connect with nature in Fort Wild! Observe demonstrations on backyard gardening for kids, creating backyard wildlife habitats or just enjoy mucking...
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Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/1810:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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Celebrate Earth Day! 4/1810:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Scotland Neck Celebrate Earth Day with some of the most interesting birds on Earth! Educational booths and activities throughout the park. "Science at Sylvan" (part of a series of "Park Talks") will be presented at 1 pm. More details will be...
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Science Exploration Day! 4/1810:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Rutherfordton Come join us at KidSenses to explore the wonderful world of science during our celebration of the North Carolina Science Festival. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be several programs and demonstrations involving tasty...
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Beaver Pond Hikes: Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center 4/1810:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Reidsville The Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Environmental Education Center is proud to host the NC Science Festival on April 18th, 2015. The Penn 4-H Center will be offering nature hikes around our 22 acre lake and 10 acre Beaver Pond...
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Naturalist Hike -- Spring Wildflowers 4/1810:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Raleigh For Adults (or youth with an adult). Come see what Spring brings to the 157-acres of Wilkerson Nature Preserve. An experienced naturalist will guide this hike in search of wildflowers, birds, box turtles, and other signs of...
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Coral Reef Ecosystems 4/1810:30 am - 11:30 a.m.Huntersville What kinds of animals and plants find their home in the ocean’s ecosystems? Join us this weekend as we learn about the importance of the ocean to sea life and what we can do to keep it clean. Story Times at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid! 4/1811:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Greensboro PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Dr. Tom and his Fantastic Flying Physics Family 4/1811:00 am - 12:30 p.m.Laurinburg Join us at Scotland County Library where a physics professor will present an exciting exploration of flight as seen through hands-on physics demos and experiments.
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Owl Pellet Autopsy 4/1811:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Rocky Mount Learn more about the fascinating world of owls! Investigate owl biology, hear owl calls and dissect a real, sanitized owl pellet and through detective work, figure out what owls eat. Free with paid admission.
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Bubble-ology 4/1811:30 am - 12:30 p.m.Hope Mills Explore the science of bubbles! Challenge your friends to a bubble-blowing contest, see if you can make different bubble shapes, and stand inside a giant bubble. Program for children of all ages.
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NCSLA Sciencespiration and Innovation Expo 4/1812:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Cary The North Carolina Science Leadership Association's Sciencespiration and Innovation Expo will: - promote replicable and innovative STEM programs in North Carolina - demonstrate research-based strategies and approaches -...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid! 4/1812:00 pm - 12:30 p.m.Greensboro PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Fascinate-U Children's Museum's Super Science FunFest 4/1812:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Fayetteville Spend a spring afternoon enjoying the weather while exploring science with hands-on activities in downtown Fayetteville's Cross Creek Park. Activities include giant bubbles, slime, forensics, live animals, fun with sound,...
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Beaver Pond Hikes: Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center 4/1812:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Reidsville The Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Environmental Education Center is proud to host the NC Science Festival on April 18th, 2015. The Penn 4-H Center will be offering nature hikes around our 22 acre lake and 10 acre Beaver Pond...
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Earth Day Celebration / Junior Ranger Day! 4/1812:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Pinnacle Celebrate Earth Day 2015 by earning a Junior Ranger Badge and contributing to the beautiful riparian buffer along Horne Creek at Pilot Mountain State Park! Come help Park Rangers re-plant Horne Creek with pretty perennials and...
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Kathleen Clay Library's Earth Day 4/181:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Greensboro Celebrate Earth Day with Kathleen Clay Library! Come see innovations in alternative vehicle and energy technology, STEM hands-on environmental and astronomy education activities, citizen science opportunities, over 50 exhibitors,...
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Magnet Mayhem at Marbles Kids Museum 4/181:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Raleigh Let’s get polar! Make and take your own electromagnet, experiment with magnetic shields and test magnetic force with hot and cold magnets. Featuring the Marbles STEM Play Corps.
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Carolina Brewing Company tour 4/181:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs All tours are led by one of the owners of the brewery and last approximately one hour. The tour covers all aspects of the brewery, from history through production and sales, including a complete walk-through of the brewing...
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Howell Woodstock 4/181:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Four Oaks The Howell Woodstock event has fun things to do for the whole family including hayrides, star gazing, nature walks, live music and a bonfire with s'mores. There will be a variety of educational programs, conservation...
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Bang: The Science of Sound 4/181:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Fayetteville Bang, crackle, whizz -- sound is everywhere! Explore the subject of music and sound for kids with our range of experiments, fun music games, cool facts and interesting videos. Program for grades K-5.
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Nature Day at Nichols Longleaf Pine Preserve 4/181:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Troy Please join us at the Nichols Longleaf Pine Preserve for an afternoon of fun and learning in nature. We have several guided hike options perfect for kids and adults. •   Family Hikes feature learning about wildlife,...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid! 4/181:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.Greensboro PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Senses of Spring 4/181:00 pm - 2:30 p.m.New Hill Spring is here. Celebrate all the senses of springtime as we explore what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste this time of year. We will look for new plant growth, listen for birds, smell flowers in bloom and more. Enjoy a...
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Earth Fair OBX IV: Keeping the OBX Clean and Green 4/181:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Nags Head Come celebrate the environment of the Outer Banks with Earth Fair OBX! Thirty local businesses and organizations will showcase their efforts to educate, protect and promote sustainability and the unique ecosystem of the Outer...
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Super Science Saturday: Fossil Dig! 4/181:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Asheville Come uncover the past during the Colburn's Super Science Saturday program. Become a paleontologist for the afternoon and dig up amazing artifacts and specimens from prehistoric time periods. Not only will you be able to identify...
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Discovery Nook Earth Day Presentation 4/181:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Durham This event is staffed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and hosted by the Durham Public Library System. Stop by the Discovery Nook in Northgate Mall to see hands-on activities and demonstrations that correspond to the...
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Following Water 4/181:30 pm - 4:00 p.m.Jamestown High Point City Lake is the main source of drinking water for the City of High Point. Participants will receive canoe instruction for a safe experience on the water, then explore the lake for wildlife and an understanding of...
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Coral Reef Ecosystems 4/181:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Huntersville What kinds of animals and plants find their home in the ocean’s ecosystems? Join us this weekend as we learn about the importance of the ocean to sea life and what we can do to keep it clean. Story Times at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45...
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Beaver Pond Hikes: Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center 4/182:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Reidsville The Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Environmental Education Center is proud to host the NC Science Festival on April 18th, 2015. The Penn 4-H Center will be offering nature hikes around our 22 acre lake and 10 acre Beaver Pond...
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Story Explorers: You Can Build It! 4/182:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities with math, science, games and more. This week, we're putting the E in STEM by challenging you to create structures using LEGOs, Bristle Blocks,...
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What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs 4/182:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Chapel Hill Author and NCSU professor Cat Warren explores a captivating field that includes cadaver dogs, drug-and-bomb detecting K-9s, tracking and apprehension dogs--even dogs who can locate unmarked graves of Civil War...
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Story Explorers 4/182:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Explore books and stories in creative ways through engaging activities including math, science, games and more.
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Statewide Star Party: Wayne County 4/183:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.Goldsboro Join us at Eastern Wayne High School for an evening under the stars! We'll have astronomy presentations from local experts, and games and hands-on activities for the whole family. The NC Science Festival's annual Statewide...
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The Science of Sound - A Family Science Night 4/186:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Join us for a hands-on family event that will have the audience listening to sound & music in a new & different way. Using multiple theremins, synthesizers, and acoustic sound sources, analyzed and manipulated by a...
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April 19
Meet (and Hear) the Animals of the Conservators Center 4/1910:00 am - 8:00 p.m.Burlington While taking your tour of the Conservators Center, you will meet lions, tigers, binturongs, and more! For the 2015 Science Festival, the Conservators Center tour guides will focus on the sounds animals use to communicate - we'll...
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Family Science Day at the Aquarium 4/1910:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Kure Beach Family Science Day will be featuring hands-on activities such as: • “The Science of Magic” with No Sleeves Magic • Films by Cucalorus • ROVS! (Remotely operated vehicles) building and demonstrations • Robots and...
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Doc Days 4/1910:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh See all of your favorite science documentaries on North Carolina’s biggest 3D giant screen in IMAX at Marbles. We'll be showing Humpback Whales 3D, James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge 3D, Hidden Universe 3D, Mysteries...
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Guest Star Scientist: Body Biology 4/1912:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh Explore and experiment on biology of the body with guest star scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
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Earth Day's 45th Anniversary Celebration 4/191:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte FREE community event as a celebration of Earth Day! April 22nd, 2015 marks the 45th Anniversary. Both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) stations will boast super fun, hands-on activities related to protecting our planet....
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Coral Reef Ecosystems 4/191:30 pm - 2:30 p.m.Huntersville What kinds of animals and plants find their home in the ocean’s ecosystems? Join us this weekend as we learn about the importance of the ocean to sea life and what we can do to keep it clean. Story Times at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45...
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Science & Superheroes Contest 4/192:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Did you know that many comic book superheroes derive their powers from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Spider-Man uses biology & zoology to show us how a spider's physiology translates into a human being....
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Weather Warriors 4/192:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.Swansboro "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." (~Author Unknown) If you're tired of the weather in North Carolina, just wait 5 minutes and it'll change! Weather is constantly evolving around us every...
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Downtown Asheville Geology Walk 4/193:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Asheville is known for its amazing culture and unique personality. This creativity also shines within the city's walls. Come take a tour with us through downtown Asheville to see some of the extraordinary structures we have...
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April 20
Reptile Fun 4/2010:00 am - 11:00 p.m.Charlotte Explore the world of reptiles. Come to KidScience, Discovery Place's early childhood exhibit, and find out why reptiles are so cool. You will meet one of Discovery Place's reptiles and make a fun craft based on what you learned...
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The Roots of Our Nutrition 4/2010:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Kernersville Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden would like to invite you to experience our Kitchen Garden where we will provide a 25-minute guided tour of vegetables with edible roots. During this time, we will harvest and taste the various root...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/201:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Statewide Star Party: New School Montessori Center 4/201:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Afternoon Adventures: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles 4/204:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Huntersville Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities. This program for children ages 5 to 11 will be all about bubbles and participants will create and test different formulas to see which one...
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Rookie Science: Food Science 4/204:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This session will include fun food science activities. For ages 5-11.
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Science Film and Discussion: Shored Up 4/207:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Charlotte A screening of "Shored Up," a controversial documentary about climate change, sea level rise and coastal erosion with a panel of experts to lead audience discussion following the film. Science and society meet in this film, with...
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April 21
Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival 4/218:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Fayetteville Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival will host activities that are sponsored by our county partners: Brooks Composting Carvers Creek State Park Cape Fear Botanical Garden Cape Fear Grange Master...
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Statewide Star Party: New School Montessori Center 4/219:00 am - 10:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/219:00 am - 10:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Student Explorers: When Science and History Meet 4/219:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time to explore the science and technology from North Carolina's past. In this fun-filled interactive field-trip, students will tour the James Iredell House in beautiful downtown Edenton and learn about the...
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Durham Bulls Education Days 4/219:30 am - 2:00 p.m.Durham Education Day at the ballpark provides elementary, middle and high school students the unique opportunity to learn outside of the classroom setting. We provide comprehensive, step-by-step curriculum lesson plans that cover a wide...
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Preschool Story Time: Instruments and Music 4/2110:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Spring Lake For this special music-themed story time, bring your preschooler to listen to stories, sing songs and learn how to craft your own musical instrument, all while learning how instruments create sound. Program for children ages 3-5...
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Science of Sound 4/2110:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE During the Science of Sound Days, museum visitors will explore various stations for hands-on learning about science of sound. A theremin, hand pipes, musical instruments, and microphones are a few of the stations where visitors...
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Every Day is Earth Day at the U.S. EPA in RTP 4/2110:30 am - 1:30 p.m.RTP Want to learn about EPA’s cutting-edge environmental research?  From 10:30-11:30 am, we’ll offer several 10-minute “lightning talks” on innovative EPA science being conducted here in RTP. Then, from 11:30-12:30 we’ll...
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Toddler Story Time: Instruments and Music 4/2111:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Spring Lake For this special music-themed story time, bring your toddler to listen to stories, sing songs and learn how to craft your own musical instrument, all while learning how instruments create sound. Program for children ages 2-3...
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Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival 4/212:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Fayetteville Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival will host activities that are sponsored by our county partners: Brooks Composting Carvers Creek State Park Cape Fear Botanical Garden Cape Fear Grange Master...
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Crime Scene Investigation 4/213:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Hope Mills Learn about the science at work in forensics! Try your hand at examining (fake) blood spatters, dusting for prints, reading hidden messages and more. Ages 9 and up.
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Meet a Musician! - Science of Sound 4/213:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE Meet musician, Forrest Ransburg, and learn how he uses science in his musical career. Forrest will bring some instruments and also be ready to answer any questions visitors may have about being a musician. Come meet Forrest! He...
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Teen Movie Making 4/213:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Lights, cameras, action! Teens, create and design your own stop-motion animation movies with Ipads and ReadyAnimator machines. Make your own contributions to the world of film and put the T in STEM!  Drop in anytime between 3:30...
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Earth Day Expo 4/214:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Greenville Our Earth Day Expo will have interactive events for people of all ages. Various ECU researchers and local non-profit organizations will have displays and activities available on topics related to biodiversity. There will be live...
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That's MY Jam! 4/214:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Experience the science of sound by creating and recording your own music using handmade and children's instruments. Then belt out some new and old tunes using a karaoke machine. Grades 6-12.
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Meet Sid the Science Kid! 4/214:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Greenville PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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Rubik's® Cube Competition and Tutorial 4/214:00 pm - 6:30 p.m.Greensboro Can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? Have you always wanted to learn? The Academy at Lincoln Elementary Rubik’s Cube Team invites you to join the fun.  Try to beat your best times while solving Rubik’s 3×3. Come compete against...
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Recycling for Beginners 4/214:30 pm - 6:00 p.m.Raleigh Come to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center to learn about recycling! We'll talk about the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle), play games to help us remember what to recycle, and take some time to go clean up the Walnut Creek Wetland!...
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Meet Sid the Science Kid! 4/215:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Greenville PBS children’s character Sid the Science Kid will be live and in person at the Azalea Festival, the Dogwood Festival, the Greensboro Science Center’s Party for the Planet, and for ECU’s Earth Day celebration. Kids can...
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State of the Sciences: Madeleine Jacobs 4/215:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Raleigh One of the nation’s leading voices on diversity in the sciences will deliver the College’s second annual State of the Sciences lectures. Dr. Madeleine Jacobs is the former CEO and executive director of the American Chemical...
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Cape Hatteras Elementary Science Night 4/215:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.Buxton Come enjoy a variety of hands-on STEM activities! We'll have special speakers talking about North Carolina topics and you'll get the chance to participate in our paper airplane contest! This is a fun educational evening for...
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Lego Engineering 4/216:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.Charlotte Bring your children to the library for fun with Legos! Participants will explore mathematical concepts of sorting, building and geometry all while using Lego building blocks.
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X-STREAM Weather Ahead 4/216:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Burlington Calling all Middle School Meteorologists! BSS Doppler 2015 Live Radar is ready to launch and we need your help preparing for X-STREAM weather. Spend the evening at Blessed Sacrament School tracking hurricanes, constructing...
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Rational Comedy for an Irrational Planet 4/217:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Raleigh Rational Comedy for an Irrational Planet: An Evening of Science Humor Get your geek on! It's an evening of science humor with Brian Malow, Earth's Premier Science Comedian. From the lighter side of helium to the darker side of...
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Expert Panel on Sports Concussions 4/217:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Charlotte A faculty panel of experts on sports medicine lead a public discussion of the medical realities of dangers of concussions incurred in contemporary sports.
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Plants, Cocktails, and More: An Evening with Best-selling Author Amy Stewart 4/218:00 pm - 10:30 p.m.Greenville As part of our Earth Day 2015 events, the Center for Biodiversity at East Carolina University presents Amy Stewart, best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, and Flower Confidential. She is a...
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April 22
Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival 4/228:30 am - 1:00 p.m.Fayetteville Cumberland County Schools Earth Day Festival will host activities that are sponsored by our county partners: Brooks Composting Carvers Creek State Park Cape Fear Botanical Garden Cape Fear Grange Master...
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Stanford Middle School STEM Expo 4/228:30 am - 3:00 p.m.Hillsborough Stanford Middle School will STEM-ify the entire school for a day filled with STEM-related activities and presentations for our students. Stanford will host scientists from various STEM fields to provide insight into what they do...
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Create Your Future With STEM 4/229:00 am - 2:30 p.m.Manteo This annual event exposes high school students to a wide range of STEM careers and opportunities. Along with classroom presentations and tours, students will have a chance to meet-and-greet STEM professionals, try out new...
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Hunter Huss High School's 5th Grade Science Celebration 4/229:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Gastonia Hunter High School is inviting feeder area elementary schools to participate in a fun field day of activities. This event is especially for 5th grade students. High school students will prepare activities and labs specific to 5th...
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ASU STEM Expo 4/229:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Boone Teachers and homeschoolers: bring your 6th-12th graders on a field trip to ASU! The Expo is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics open house -- a multidisciplinary event designed to get students excited about STEM....
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Journey of Waste 4/229:30 am - 10:30 a.m.Apex Have you ever wondered when you leave your garbage at the curbside what happens to it? Collection day is just the first day in a long journey for your garbage. Join us on a tour of South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities to...
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Preschool Swamp Romp 4/2210:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Raleigh Bring your budding naturalist to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center for an exciting learning experience. A craft, engaging activity, and a guided walk through the wetland will awaken your preschooler’s sense of wonder....
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NC State Earth Fair 4/2210:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Raleigh An epic Earth-focused fair with dozens of exhibits, demonstrations, and ideas on how you can make the world a better place.
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Science Rocks: Colburn Earth Science Museum 4/2210:00 am - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Come join the Colburn Museum with weeks full of fun and activities for the whole family! We'll be featuring half-priced admission on April 10, to help kick off the Festival, and on April 22, in celebration of Earth Day. Be sure...
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Science of Sound 4/2210:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE During the Science of Sound Days, museum visitors will explore various stations for hands-on learning about science of sound. A theremin, hand pipes, musical instruments, and microphones are a few of the stations where visitors...
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STEM @ Wake Laboratory Tours 4/2210:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Winston-Salem STEM @ Wake provides high schoolers the opportunity to participate in six 20-minute collegiate lab sessions in physics, chemistry, biology, health and exercise science, mathematics, computer science, and regenerative...
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Planting on Earth Day 4/2210:30 am - 12:00 p.m.Huntersville Celebrate Earth Day with us! Little gardeners will help plant vegetables and flowers throughout the Learning Garden area and will learn about the many ways the earth provides food. Story Time at 10:45 a.m. will lead into the...
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Preschool Science Marathon 4/2211:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Come read about the fascinating world of science! Then participate in hands-on experiments, and make a fun crafts. Registration is required by calling 487-0440 ext. 1481.
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Earth Day Trashy Tour 4/2211:00 am - 1:00 p.m.Raleigh Celebrate Earth Day with City of Raleigh staff at their award-winning solid waste headquarters. Opened in 2012, the LEED Platinum-certified facility recycled an old landfill site into a showcase for energy efficiency. Experts...
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Journey of Waste 4/2211:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Apex Have you ever wondered when you leave your garbage at the curbside what happens to it? Collection day is just the first day in a long journey for your garbage. Join us on a tour of South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities to...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/2212:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Beaufort's Dolphins 4/2212:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.Beaufort Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster will present on his research pertaining to the wild populations of bottlenose dolphins in the waters surrounding Beaufort. Keith has studied these marine mammals in depth and has observed...
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Statewide Star Party: New School Montessori Center 4/2212:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Journey of Waste 4/221:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.Apex Have you ever wondered when you leave your garbage at the curbside what happens to it? Collection day is just the first day in a long journey for your garbage. Join us on a tour of South Wake Solid Waste Management Facilities to...
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Engineering World Health 4/222:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Durham Visit the offices of Engineering World Health to learn about medical equipment and its role in the developing world! Several examples of medical technology will be on display, and visitors can interact with some of them at out...
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The Science of Sound 4/223:30 pm - 4:30 p.m.Hope Mills Bang, crackle, whizz -- sound is everywhere! Explore the subject of music and sound for teens with our range of experiments, fun music games, cool facts and interesting videos! Grades K-5.
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Downtown Asheville Geology Walk 4/223:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.Asheville Asheville is known for its amazing culture and unique personality. This creativity also shines within the city's walls. Come take a tour with us through downtown Asheville to see some of the extraordinary structures we have...
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Flight and Space Story Time 4/224:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Laurinburg Join us at Scotland County Memorial Library for two special story times, focusing on flight and space, the Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk and other notable figures from flight and space exploration.
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Rookie Science: Earth Day Every Day 4/224:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This month, we explore the Earth, the environment and how to keep things green and growing. This program is for ages...
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Rookie Science: Block Party 4/224:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This week, we are hosting a Rookie Science Block Party! Join us for a fun time of creating with Lego and Duplo blocks. Bring a...
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Aviation Day 4/224:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Durham Join us at the South Regional as we celebrate the science of aviation. Get ready for books, crafts and activities that helped make us first in flight! For kids in grades K-5, registration is required.
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Ectoplasm Science 4/225:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte Learn the science behind what makes materials glow in the dark while creating your own ectoplasmic slime. Program intended for teens, ages 12-18.
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Beer City Science 4/225:30 pm - 7:00 p.m.Asheville Cheers to Earth Day! Come celebrate our wonderful world with a drink and a talk on environmental studies. Beer will be provided by one of Asheville's local breweries. Must be 21 to attend but free to all participants! Donations...
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Garden in a Glove 4/225:30 pm - 6:30 p.m.Harrisburg Get your backyard garden off to a great start! Learn how to make a backyard garden as well as how to make it grow!
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Science Film and Discussion: Particle Fever 4/227:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.Charlotte Join us for a viewing of "Particle Fever," a documentary about the massive hunt for the famed Higgs Boson particle. This quest has brought together 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries, in the hopes of...
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No Evidence of Disease: Focus on Life with Cancer 4/228:00 pm - 8:30 p.m.Research Triangle Park Today, cancer touches the lives of virtually every person in the country - whether personally or through friends and family. In essence, we are all living with cancer. Join UNC-TV's Frank Graff and two gynecological oncologists...
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April 23
Hunter Huss High School's 5th Grade Science Celebration 4/239:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Gastonia Hunter High School is inviting feeder area elementary schools to participate in a fun field day of activities. This event is especially for 5th grade students. High school students will prepare activities and labs specific to 5th...
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The Sound of Music 4/2310:00 am - 11:00 a.m.Fayetteville Children will experience the different sounds of music from musical instruments. Registration is required by calling 910-864-3800 ext. 1389. Ages 3-5 years.
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/2310:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Statewide Star Party: New School Montessori Center 4/2310:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Science of Sound 4/2310:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE During the Science of Sound Days, museum visitors will explore various stations for hands-on learning about science of sound. A theremin, hand pipes, musical instruments, and microphones are a few of the stations where visitors...
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The Roots of Our Nutrition 4/2310:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Kernersville Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden would like to invite you to experience our Kitchen Garden where we will provide a 25-minute guided tour of vegetables with edible roots. During this time, we will harvest and taste the various root...
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Descending from the Clouds: The Science Behind the Aircraft 4/2310:00 am - 2:00 p.m.Fayetteville Join us at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum as we dig into the science of what make Special Operation operate. From propellers and planes to the parachutes that bring soldiers safely to the ground, we'll have hands-on,...
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Preschool Story Time: The Science of Sound 4/2311:00 am - 12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Do you know how sound travels or the difference between quiet and loud? Can water make music? Listen to stories and music, play games and watch demonstrations about the science of sound, then make your own musical instrument to...
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Earth Day: Speaking for the Trees Trek 4/233:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Swansboro As the great Lorax once said: "I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." Come out to Hammocks Beach State Park as we celebrate two very special days- Earth Day...
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Rockets to the Rescue 4/234:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Kannapolis Design, build and launch rescue rockets in this hands on program led by Cabarrus County 4-H. Each rocket has an important mission:  Get food to the victims of a natural disaster on a fictional island. Rockets to the...
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Rookie Science: Science to Save the Earth 4/234:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. Celebrate Earth Day as we learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Program for children ages 8-11. Program starts at 4:15 pm and...
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Music Gaming: School-Age Edition 4/234:00 pm - 5:30 p.m.Spring Lake Learn about the sensory phenomenon scientists call "musical imagery repetition," more commonly called "earworms." Then get ready to sing, dance and be part of a band, because we are utilizing music games, like Wii Music, Just...
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Artbots 4/234:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte How much do you know about robots? Join us for a robot trivia contest and find out! Participants will also build and decorate their own amazing Artbot that can draw pictures. For children ages 5-11 years old.
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Rookie Science: Earth Science 4/234:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities, and experiments. This session will focus on the ways we can use science to take care of our planet Earth. For ages 5-11.
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Afternoon Adventures: Artbots 4/234:30 pm - 5:30 p.m.Charlotte How much do you know about robots? Join us for a robot trivia contest and find out! Participants will also build and decorate their own amazing Artbot that can draw pictures. For children ages 5-11 years old.
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TeenZone: Musical Science and Sound 4/235:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Learn the science behind the music. Play instruments or create your own, join a band and record a song, and even make some oobleck slime dance! Program for teens.
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Artbots 4/235:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.Charlotte Use household objects to build cool robots that make their own art as they move, then try them out to create a machine-made masterpiece! Program designed for teens, ages 12-18.
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Science and the Humanities in Dialogue 4/236:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Raleigh Recently science and the humanities have been portrayed as adversaries in the search for knowledge despite the fact that both are considered “liberal arts.” This moderated conversation between Joe Templeton, Francis Preston...
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Technology and Engineering Extravaganza 4/236:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.Concord Participants will use engineering skills to design and create a device that performs a specific task. They will also get a preview of the technology projects created by each grade level at Coltrane-Webb this school...
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Rube Goldberg Machines 4/236:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Kannapolis Join us to build complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, such as rolling a ball or flipping a light switch. Bring your family and friends and put your creativity to work using household items. All supplies will be...
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The Sustainable Student: Educating for Empowerment and the Environment 4/236:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Boone Designed to be of special interest to educators, Dr. Rachel Wilson of ASU's Reich College of Education will discuss best practices to engage students in issues of sustainability -- an increasingly critical issue of our...
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April 24
Education Days at Carowinds 4/249:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Charlotte Classroom lessons are given life in our action-packed Education Days, brought to eager learners in a partnership with Discovery Place, one of the nation’s leading hands-on science centers. Our lively, interactive setting is the...
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Scientific Tours of an 18th Century Home 4/2410:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Edenton Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th-century home. How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What technology did they have to prepare their food...
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RTP STEM Expo hosted by US2020 4/2410:00 am - 5:00 p.m.RTP To further US2020 RTP’s mission of bringing STEM outreach to girls, racial minorities, and low-income students, we are hosting the first annual RTP STEM Expo, an interactive event that highlights STEM careers. On April 24th,...
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Science of Sound 4/2410:00 am - 5:00 p.m.HENDERSONVILLE During the Science of Sound Days, museum visitors will explore various stations for hands-on learning about science of sound. A theremin, hand pipes, musical instruments, and microphones are a few of the stations where visitors...
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The Birds & The Bees of Oakwood Cemetery 4/2410:00 am - 3:00 p.m.Raleigh Come meet Oakwood Cemetery's tiniest residents! As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Oakwood Cemetery is committed to fostering environmental stewardship. This year we are going to explore the lives of the honey bees and blue birds...
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Eggs-actly Science 4/2411:00 am - 11:30 a.m.Hope Mills Learn about things that hatch from eggs through stories and songs. Watch the egg-citing and drama-filled puppet show "Humpty Dumpty's Dilemma." Ages 3-5.
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Tape, Loop, Delay: Science, Technology and Contemporary Percussion Music 4/2412:30 pm - 2:00 p.m.Charlotte Percussionist Scott Christian explores the science of sound and the role of new technologies in contemporary concert music, with a performance and demonstration that features music for percussion as well as live and recorded...
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Kayak Through History 4/241:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Beaufort Before bridges and railways, travel by water was the best way to get around the coast. Sign up for a one-of-a-kind kayak trip with the Maritime Museum to experience the waterways of the past and explore their historical and...
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Technology of Trash 4/241:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.Raleigh Trash is as old as human history, but technology changes how much we make of it as well as how we handle it. Learn how the City of Raleigh is using technology to make waste collection safer. Track a trash truck as it moves...
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Engineering World Health 4/242:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.Durham Visit the offices of Engineering World Health to learn about medical equipment and its role in the developing world! Several examples of medical technology will be on display, and visitors can interact with some of them at out...
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Raleigh Rockin' Walkin' Tour 4/243:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.Raleigh Ever wonder what our capital’s buildings are made of? Join us for this walking tour where we will explore different rock types while visiting historic buildings, museums and other hidden nooks in the downtown area. Explore the...
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Statewide Star Party: A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center 4/244:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Grifton Walk our scale model of the solar system to experience the wonders of our planets. Find out how living on another planet might affect your athletic abilities. View our sun through a solar filtered telescope and once darkness...
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NC Science Olympiad State Tournament 4/245:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.Raleigh Come check out the Science Olympiad state tournament! Friday night we'll have trial events and opening ceremonies, including the parade of champions consisting of students from all across the state hosted at Dorton Arena on the...
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CMHS Science Night 4/245:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.Concord Join us for our 1st SCIENCE NIGHT CELEBRATION ​at Cox Mill High School, an event put on by CMHS ChemClub and Sponsored by NC Science Festival and Duke Energy. We have a fun-filled evening planned for K-8 students and their...
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Statewide Star Party: Yadkin County Park 4/246:00 pm - 11:30 p.m.Yadkinville Join the Forsyth Astronomical Society at Yadkin County Park for a fun evening under North Carolina's beautiful night sky. We will also have solar telescopes available before sunset to view our solar system's magnificent Sun and...
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Statewide Star Party: New School Montessori Center 4/246:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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Science Week at New School Montessori Center 4/246:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.Holly Springs In the spirit of Maria Montessori, during our Science Week we will celebrate the imagination and beauty behind science! Our school community will participate in all this and more: • Students’ Science Exhibition: Student...
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