April 7-23, 2017

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, in the evening, or on a weekend.

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 including video tutorials and email support

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 application for a 2017 Duke Energy Science Night kit is now open!

Selected schools will be notified the first week in October. If your school is not selected to receive a kit but would still like to host a Science Night in March or April, contact ncscifestschools@unc.edu for access to free planning and activity guide resources.

2016-2017 Timeline:

Aug. 19, 2016: Application process begins for 2016 events

Sept. 30, 2016: Application deadline

Oct. 12, 2016: Selected schools are notified via phone and email

Feb. 2017: Kits are shipped to selected schools

March-April 2017: Selected schools host Duke Energy Science Nights for their students

April 7 – 23, 2017: The North Carolina Science Festival!

May 1, 2017: Selected schools submit evaluations