Mountain Science Expo 2015: Full STEAM Ahead!
Join us on April 11 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a great day of science and fun for the whole family!
The Mountain Science Expo 2015 theme is to learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) are incorporated into our everyday lives, so come spend the day learning how you can get involved in your favorite topics. This year's event will feature Science Fair exhibits from our 22 Western North Carolina schools that participated in Project EXPLORE, as well as presentations from students across the western region who participate in the Summer Ventures program. We will also have special presentations from author Dawn Cusick to discuss her new books and new booths from Asheville Art Museum and The Environmental Quality Institute. You can also expect the return of some annual favorites: The WNC Nature Center, the NC BioNetwork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hands On! and more!
From professional scientists and naturalists, to local businesses and organizations we'll explore the active science community in our mountains and where we can find STEAM in our everyday lives.
Mountain Science Expo's Schedule of Events:
10am - 5pm Hands On Exhibits Auditorium (Main floor of Education Center)
10am - 5pm EcoScience Fair Poster Exhibit/Contest Classroom 1 (Main floor- Education Center)
10-11:30am “Insects and Native Trees” trail dedication and guided walk Carolina Mountain Trail (behind Education Center)
10:30-11am ROCKETS! Make and Launch Lobby of Education Center
11am “Science of Sound” with Hands On! Mad Scientists on Wheels Classroom 1
11am-2pm Butterfly BioBlitz Meet at the Quilt Garden
11:15am Hovercraft Demo! In front of the Education Center
11:30am Guided Dog Walk with REACH Animal Hospital Back porch of Education Center
11:30am -12:30pm Hunters from the Sky (Birds of Prey Demo) Baker Exhibit Center lobby
12-12:30pm ROCKETS! Make and Launch Lobby of Education Center
12:45pm Hovercraft Demo! In front of the Education Center
12:30 – 1:30pm Meet the Scientists of the Eco Science Fair Classroom 2 (Main floor of the Education Center)
1 - 2pm Misunderstood Wildlife (Animal Demo) Baker Exhibit Center lobby
2-2:30pm ROCKETS! Make and Launch Lobby of Education Center
2-3:30pm Student presentations from the Summer Ventures program Classroom 1
2:45pm Hovercraft Demo! In front of Education Center
2:30 - 3:30pm Mammals of WNC (Animal Demo) Baker Exhibit Center lobby
3:30-4pm ROCKETS! Make and Launch Lobby of Education Center
4:15pm Hovercraft Demo! In front of Education Center
Here's who you can expect at this year's event:
To participate in this event as a vendor, sponsor or presenter, contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Program Coordinator.
This event is in support of the statewide NC Science Festival. For more information and a schedule of regional and statewide events, click here.