Mountain Science Expo 2014: Science- JUST DO IT!

Join us on April 5 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a great day of science and fun for the whole family!

The Mountain Science Expo 2014 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 16 Western North Carolina schools that participated in Project EXPLORE this year, as well as exhibits from students across the western region who participate in the Summer Ventures program. We will also have special presentations from guest Tom Heck and his rocket launcher and "shover" craft, a meet and greet with author Dawn Cusick to discuss her new books and new booths from Hands On! A Child's Gallery and The Science House. You can also expect the return of some annual favorites: The WNC Nature Center, the NC BioNetwork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bricks 4 Kidz 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 in the Auditorium, Citizen Science Fair

11am-3pm Butterfly BioBlitz meeting at Johnston Pool

11:30am-12:30pm Hunters from the Sky (birds of prey program) in Baker Exhibit Center Lower Lobby

12pm-1pm Rockets with Tom Heck in the EcoLab classroom

12pm-1pm Meet the student scientists of the Citizen Science Fair

1pm-2pm Reptiles on the Run! (reptiles, citizen science and telemetry program) in Baker Exhibit Center Lower Lobby

2pm-3pm Rockets with Tom Heck in the EcoLab classroom

2:30pm-3:30pm Mammals of WNC (animal rehabilitation program) in Baker Exhibit Center Lower Lobby


Here's who you can expect at this year's event:

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited

Asheville Art Museum

Balsam Mountain Trust

Bricks 4 Kidz

Carolina Mountain Naturalists


The Cradle of Forestry

The Colburn Earth Science Museum

Dawn Cusick 

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

Earth Fare

Flat Rock Middle School

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hands On! A Child's Gallery

Kids in Parks


Tom Heck and Asheville Makers

Mud Dabbers Pottery of Brevard

Muddy Sneakers

NC BioNetwork

North Carolina Division of Air Quality


NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

PARI - Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

R.E.A.C.H. of Asheville



The Science House

Summer Ventures in Science and Math

Western North Carolina Nature Center




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.