As you can imagine, things are pretty hectic around here as we count down to the start of the NC Science Festival. It’s LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY! And, while it’s hectic, it’s also so much fun. I’ve done things (have tea with a Nobel Laureate; call Adam & Jamie to invite them to NC) and said things (“Can you park your NASCAR car here?” and “Do you mind if we chunk pumpkins through the center of campus?”) that I NEVER would have had the opportunity to say and do without the Festival. So, thanks to everyone for enriching my life over these last few months.
And, that’s the whole point of the Festival – to enrich YOUR life by getting you involved in science, technology, math and engineering. We are putting finishing touches on many things – including schedules and maps – so you’ll know when and where to show up for some awesome science action! Take a look at the Festival schedule to see what I mean. There are over 300 events taking place across the state between Sept. 11-26.
We want to invite you to attend as many events as possible during the Festival. And we would love to see you in Chapel Hill on Sat., Sept. 25 for the UNC Science Expo. There are literally hundreds of cool things taking place this day – demos, lab tours, talks, performances. You name it – we’ve probably got it!
I look forward to hearing about your science adventures in September!
Denise Young is Morehead’s director of education and planning and co-founder of the NC Science Festival. She proposes skipping the rest of August so we can get on with the Festival!