Special Opportunities

Each year, NCSciFest features some special opportunities that don't fit neatly into the calendar of live events. Check out some of these other great ways to get involved:

Statewide Star Party

In addition to the live skywatching events taking place on April 16 and 17, the Star Party team and partners offer a variety of activities and resources to explore.


Engage Trivia with SAS

NCSciFest is partnering with SAS, a global leader in data analytics, and partners across the state to launch a weekly trivia series. Test your knowledge with themed trivia from Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the NC School of Science and Math, the NC Zoo, and NC Aquariums!


Citizen Science

NCSciFest partners offer a range of opportunties for North Carolinians to help scientists make new discoveries through Citizen Science programs.

  • The City Nature Challenge kicks off on April 30 and challenges the people of different metropolitan areas to see who can tag the most organisms.
  • The River Park Noth Bioblitz in Greenville encourages participants to identify as many species as possible during the month of April. The top participants will receive prize packs!



Funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, the FUTURES is a STEM outreach program that empowers community college faculty, staff, and students to connect with their local community through sharing their personal stories.