If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know that family is important to us here at Auger & Auger, as are children and education. We are always looking for entertaining things to do with our families and if you find yourself doing the same, we would like to take a moment to highlight the North Carolina Science Festival taking place in locations across the state.
This wonderful festival is designed for children and adults alike and events can often be found in 95 counties. Here are just a few of the highlights of the close to 800 events taking place April 10 – April 26.
April 11 – Dr. Bob’s Sonic Workshop will lead presentations for children aged 7 through 13. Children will interactively learn about sound travel, vibrations, pitch, amplitude, and waveforms. The event will be held at Charlotte’s ImaginOn. The event is free but attendees must register by April 10.
Head to Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia to celebrate Earth Day 2015. There are hands-on activities planned, as well as crafts and games. Families can enjoy food grown locally as well as live music.
April 13 – If you have a teen that loves gaming, take a trip to the Independence Regional Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your child can learn to create a game of their own!
April 16 – The Carolina Raptor Center is welcoming people at no charge. Visit Huntersville and take a self-guided tour, looking for and interacting with your favorite birds.
April 17 – Specifically for teachers, the Carolinas STEM Conference will show you how to bring science into your classroom. You will learn about 3-D printing and participate in hands-on science activities that you can take back to your students. The conference will be held at Discovery Place Education Studio in Charlotte.
April 26 – Perhaps the most anticipated event during the festival, participants can head to UNC’s campus to attend the UNC Charlotte Science and Technology Expo. With more than 100 activities and demonstrations, there is sure to be something interesting for every member of your family.
You can find a full listing of activities at NCScienceFestival. We hope that you will attend an event with your children. Fostering your children’s interest in science while you bond as a family. There are countless activities across the state making it convenient to find one to attend with your little and big kids alike. See you there!