April 10-26, 2015

Elementary Educators

The North Carolina Science Festival is giving away 100 Folt Science Night kits to elementary schools across North Carolina.

What is a Folt Science Night?

A Folt Science Night is a school-based event for students, their parents and caregivers, and their teachers. Together, everyone experiences a variety of hands-on science activities. It can be held after school, at night or on a weekend.

Kits for these family science events are funded by an anonymous donor, who asked that the Festival name these events in honor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chancellor.

Schools throughout North Carolina host Folt Science Nights for their students and families. Folt Science Nights are official events of the North Carolina Science Festival, and they are a great way to bring families together to explore the amazing world of science! The map below shows the 2014 award locations.

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Interested in applying? Schools are selected by need and by geographical distribution. First-time applicants have priority in the selection process!

2014-2015 Timeline

Aug. 11, 2014: Application process begins for 2015 events
Aug. 29, 2014: Application deadline
Sept. 5, 2014: Selected schools are notified via phone and email
February 2015: Kits are shipped to selected schools
March-April 2015: Selected schools to host Folt Science Nights for their students
May 1, 2015: Selected schools submit evaluations

Interested? Here’s how your school can apply.

To apply, please complete each field in the online form below.

If your school is not selected to receive a kit but would like to host a Science Night in March or April, you’ll be able to download free planning and activity guides from this website beginning in February.

For selected schools, Folt Science Night kits will include:

  • A planning guide (everything schools need to know to organize this event!)
  • An activity guide, with instructions for 12 fun, hands-on science activities
  • All activity materials needed for 200 participants
  • Promotional materials
  • Unlimited access to Folt Science Night downloadable materials

Folt Science Night KitĀ Application

* denotes Required Field

Contact Info

First Name*
Last Name*
Affiliation to School/Organization
 Teacher PTA Member Principal Other
Email Address*
Phone*
() - Ext.
Preferred Method of Contact
 Phone Email
School/Organization Name*
Principal or Administrator Name
School/Organization Website
Contact's Mailing (USPS) Address at the School/Organization*
Mailing Address City*
Mailing Address Zip Code*
Contact's Shipping (UPS, FedEx etc.) Address, if Different From Mailing Address
Shipping Address City
Shipping Address Zip Code

Planning

Our Science Night will Be Held On* , 2015

Event Location

Street*

City*

Zip Code*

Expected Number of Participants*
Our school/organization has hosted a Science Night with the North Carolina Science Festival in the past*
Our school/organization has hosted a similar event in the past*
Our school/organization's administration has agreed to support this Science Night.*  Yes
We agree to recruit and train volunteers for this Science Night.*  Yes

(2 volunteers per activity are highly recommended)
I agree to complete and return the North Carolina Science Festival evaluations and surveys and return them by May 1, 2015.*  Yes