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:

Keep checking here for updates!


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

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

Art Front (UNCA)

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Makers

The Cradle of Forestry

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

The Environmental Quality Institute

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hands On! A Child's Gallery

Kids in Parks

Muddy Sneakers

NC BioNetwork

NC CICS - North Carolina Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites

North Carolina Division of Air Quality

The NC Herp Project


NOAA's National Climatic Data Center

PARI - Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

REACH - Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital


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.