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Mountain Science Expo

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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April 9


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Arboretum Property
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Get To Know Your Nature-Hood!

The 5th annual Mountain Science Expo focuses on how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) are incorporated into our everyday lives. Come experience hands-on demonstrations and experiments with professionals from Asheville Greenworks, Bricks 4 Kidz, RiverLink, WNC Nature Center, and many more! Other exhibitors include:

  • Michael Skinner with Balsam Mountain Trust presenting “Predators from the Sky” (birds of prey demo)
  • Steve O’Neil’s “Misunderstood Wildlife” animal presentation (reptile focus)
  • Author Dawn Cusick (Bug Butts, Get the Scoop on Animal Poop, Animals That Make Me Say Ewww) will be tabling and signing books
  • Make and launch paper rockets with the Asheville Makers group
  • Learn about the composting power of black soldier flies with WNC Grubs

This year’s event will feature Science Fair exhibits from more than 25 Western North Carolina school students who participated in the Project EXPLORE program.

From professional scientists and naturalists, to local businesses and organizations, Mountain Science Expo will explore the active science community in the mountains and where participants can find STEAM in their everyday lives.