Special Opportunities

Earth Day 2020

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and sites across North Carolina are celebrating with Festival events.

Citizen Science

NCSciFest partners offer a range of opportunties for North Carolinians to participate through Citizen Science programs. The City Nature Challenge takes place April 24-27 and challenges the people of different metropolitan areas to see who can tag the most organisms.

NC's DNA

This year's Festival brings several great opportunities to learn more about DNA and genetics:

  • On April 2, UNC-TV will host a special preview and panel discussion of Ken Burns' latest film, The Gene: An Intimate History, which will air in two parts on April 7 and 14.
  • NC DNA Day, which takes place on April 24, is an annual event where scientists from NC’s leading research universities and institutions visit high schools statewide to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics, and biotechnology.

IMPACTS

Founded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, the IMPACTS program is a prestigious and highly competitive program that provides scientists and STEM professionals with high-quality science communication workshops and real-world application of their newly acquired skills.