April 8-24, 2016

Elementary Educators

In 2016, North Carolina Science Festival is giving away 150 Duke Energy Science Night kits to elementary schools across North Carolina.

What is a Duke Energy Science Night?

A Duke Energy 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.

Schools throughout North Carolina host Duke Energy Science Nights for their students and families. Duke Energy 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 2015 award locations.

The 2016 application process is now closed. Schools selected to participate will be notified by Oct. 1 of their acceptance. If your school is not selected to receive a kit but would like to host a Science Night in March or April, contact ncscifestschools@unc.edu for access to free planning and activity guide resources.

2015-2016 Timeline

Aug. 17, 2015: Application process begins for 2016 events
Sept. 18, 2015: Application deadline
Oct. 1, 2015: Selected schools are notified via phone and email
Feb. 2016: Kits are shipped to selected schools
March-April 2016: Selected schools host Duke Energy Science Nights for their students
May 1, 2016: Selected schools submit evaluations

For selected schools, Duke Energy 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 Duke Energy Science Night downloadable materials