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Mountain Science Expo

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details


April 8


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Baker Exhibit Center

The Nature of Design

You might be thinking, “What does science have to do with art?” Well, what about the Fibonacci Sequence? Andy Goldsworthy? Georgia O’Keefe? Audubon? Each of these connect nature, art, and science.
The N.C. Arboretum is excited to host the 6th annual Mountain Science Expo! Join us for a great day of fun-filled learning about the Nature of Design. You might explore the UV design of a flower and talk about how it attracts bees and other pollinators, learn about the purpose of symmetry in plants or warning colors of harmful animals.
The event hosts over 20 local organizations from the western region of the state and includes the Project EXPLORE science fair poster contest, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations.

Schedule of Events

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Hands-on exhibits from 28 regional presenters in the Education Center Auditorium and second floor of the Baker Exhibit Center. Project EXPLORE, ecoEXPLORE and Air Quality IQ Contest projects on display in Classroom 2 inside the Education Center.
  • 11 a.m. – “Hunters from the Sky” presentation with Balsam Mountain Trust’s Michael Skinner located in the Baker Exhibit Center lobby.
  • 1 p.m. – “Misunderstood Reptiles” presentation with Steve O’Neil located in the Baker Exhibit Center lobby.
  • 2:30 p.m. – “Mammals of WNC” presentation with Carlton Burke located in the Baker Exhibit Center lobby.