Scientific marvels are all around us – from our bodies to the uncovered wonders of outer space. On Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 4 p.m., the community is invited to experience these marvels and more at UNC Greensboro’s fourth annual Science Everywhere festival.
The free event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival and designed for children and teens ages 3 to 18. Last year’s event drew an estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 to the 70 hands-on activities throughout campus.
This Saturday’s festival will add 10 more activities to the schedule, including topics on food science, astronomy, computer science, chemistry, ecology, technology and art.
Festivalgoers will begin their science adventure by picking up an activity passport and checking in at one of four welcome centers, located in front of the School of Education Building, Sullivan Science Building, Coleman Building and Foust Park.
A free shuttle service will be available for easy transportation from one part of campus to the next, as activities span 200 acres from Peabody Park all the way to the School of Education Building.
Participants will then have an opportunity to create magic with chemicals; meet green tree pythons, robots and a K-9; test their physical abilities in a kinesiology lab; find out how scientists measure stress responses; discover the science behind emotions; and celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary with face painting, tattoos, ice pops and alumni gifts.
After exploring campus, families can take advantage of the all-you-can-eat lunch option in Fountain View Dining Hall for $8.95. Children 4 and under eat free. Select restaurants will also be open in the Elliott University Center (EUC) Food Court, and a number of local food trucks will be parked at the Sullivan Science Building and College Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The festival is rain or shine. In the event of rain, the welcome tables will be moved to the Sullivan lobby, the atrium of the Coleman Building and the School of Education lobby.
The first 1,000 children to arrive at Science Everywhere will receive a free T-shirt, and the first 1,000 families will receive a complimentary tote bag.
For more information, visit scienceeverywhere.wp.uncg.edu.
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By Elizabeth L. Harrison and Ishan Davis, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications