- Star Party
April 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Join us for a Star Party about "The Moon and Beyond." We will have fun activities for all ages to learn about the moon, as well as moon-viewing with local astronomers. We will also offer storytelling and art activities, such as Moon Haiku.
The NC Science Festival’s annual Statewide Star Party is made possible through the generous support of the NC Space Grant.
- The World at the Nano-scale
April 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Get a crash course on nanotechnology using a portable scanning electron microscope (SEM) and light microscopes to examine bugs, flowers, and other materials up close. Participants are encouraged to bring their own samples to view. Other hands-on activities will help visitors relate to nanoscale phenomena and get an idea of techniques used to make things on this size scale. Join us to make nano ice cream, try on a clean room suit, design a photomask and more!
Join the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network for this family friendly event. Activities are geared to ages 5 and up. (Note: little kids may not be able to do some of the activities because of their size. The nano ice cream is for everyone and scheduled from 1:00-2:00, first come, first served.
- Bug Bioblitz
April 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- We've teamed up with the North Carolina Entomological Society to host a Bug Bioblitz in Pritchard Park. We will start with an overview of how iNaturalist works and a brief instruction period before we head into the park. We hope to document as many insects, spiders and other arthropods as possible using pitfall traps, cover boards, and beat sheets. Bring your phone or camera to help take photos of live insects. All insects will be returned to the wild after their photo session. After the hike we will upload our photos to iNaturalist where they will be shared with scientists and naturalists. Please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes for hiking the trails.
We frequently take photos and videos at our events. Here's what we do with them.