Elementary Educators

The North Carolina Science Festival is giving away 75 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. The events began as Thorp Science Nights in 2012 and 2013. As of 2014, the events will be recognized as Folt Science Nights in honor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s newly-installed Chancellor Carol Folt.

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 locations of the 2014 locations.




Applications for 2015 Folt Science Nights will go live in August.