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TWO WEEKS OF SCIENCE

posted Thursday April 5, 2012

If you like science, you're going to love the next two weeks -- it's the North Carolina Science Festival!

From April 13 through April 29, Festival partners (museums, universities, parks, businesses, libraries and other community sites) are hosting all kinds of different science-related events. There's something for everyone.

START WITH THE BIG EVENTS.

Bring your family to the free science expos in Asheville, Boone, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greenville and Kinston.

Celebrate Earth Day with fairs and events all over the state. Check out the Science Fiction Film Festival in Raleigh. And meet a TV science celebrity at one of the Festival's signature events.

APPLY SCIENCE TO BUSINESS.

Check out the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and health science career fairs in Greensboro.

Tour the Livingston & Haven factory in Charlotte. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at FedEx's hub operations in Greensboro. Meet beekeepers in Conover, and talk with brewmasters in Holly Springs.

Does your child enjoy music? Check out Dr. Bob's SoundSchool Exposition with the Bob Moog Foundation (yes, he's the creator of the Moog Synthesizer) in Asheville.

GET OUTDOORS.

Take an urban walking tour in Raleigh. A moonlit night hike in Kill Devil Hills. A stream hike in Huntersville. A bird walk in Chapel Hill. A butterfly pathway stroll in Harkers Island. (And come indoors for the aquarium feeding tour in Charlotte.)

Explore water environments by boat in Beaufort and Washington. Explore a forest by train in New Hill. Go stargazing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Check out more than a dozen Earth Day fairs and activities all over the state. See how engineers create the perfect wave for kayaking in natural environments (Nantahala) and built environments (Charlotte).

BUILD SOMETHING.
DO SOMETHING.

Construct your own "stomp rocket" in West Jefferson. Design a bog garden in Jacksonville. Build a sumo-bot (yes, your own fighting robot!) in Boone.

Meet Marie Curie in a "living history" presentation in Pembroke. Learn to identify individual dolphins by their patterns in Beaufort. Collect fossils in Aurora.

And participate in the Edison Nation Inventors Bootcamp in Charlotte to learn how to turn your ideas into reality!

SEE ALL THE EVENTS HERE!

Visit the North Carolina Science Festival website at www.ncsciencefestival.org, where you'll find an easy-to-search calendar with hundreds of different events! There's a Festival event within one hour of everyone who lives in North Carolina. Check the website to find the events near you!