Thursday, March 15, 2018

Find Your FUNspiration at the 2018 NC Science Festival

Library offers free science programs for all ages in April

          The North Carolina Science Festival, running throughout April, is a statewide celebration showcasing science and technology through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances. The festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.
          All eight library branches are offering programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. For 2018, the festival’s theme is “The Science of Food and Drink.” Participants in NC Science Festival attendees can experiment with yeast or salt, make edible science treats, extract DNA from spinach, build rockets and much more. The library’s NASA@ Your Library grant has further expanded April’s programming to include learning about our galaxy from a local planetarium manager and astronomer and using professional equipment to view stars. A full schedule is available on the library’s website.
          For more information on this and other free programs at your library, call (910) 483-7727 or visit the library’s website at www.cumberland.lib.nc.us.

The North Carolina Science Festival is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and is a member of the Science Festival Alliance. Learn more at www.ncsciencefestival.org.

The NASA@ My Library project is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center, NASA@ My Library is made possible through the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate as part of its STEM Activation program.

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