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2021 Mountain Science Expo (Online!)

April 22, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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April 22 & 23

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April 22, 2021


9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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It’s the 10th anniversary of the Mountain Science Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum, and this year the Expo is once again going virtual! Celebrate the occasion with our Youth Education team and science partners across our community on Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, as we present this special two-day summit of interactive programs and activities for students and their families.

Attendance is FREE and pre-registration is required. Simply create a login for the event, then add individual sessions to create your own custom itinerary.

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“Backyards, Beakers & Beyond”

In keeping with this year’s theme, we’ll be exploring the science you can do in your home, backyard, neighborhood or community in Western North Carolina. Join us online for tips on participating in community science projects, volunteering with local science-based organizations in WNC and a host of other virtual learning opportunities!

Thursday, April 22

9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m.Dare to be a Force of Nature (All Ages)
10:20 a.m.Macro Bug ID (Grades 3-5/Family Program)
11:00 a.m. Invisible Forces (All Ages)


12:30 p.m. Welcome Back
12:45 p.m.Lichen or Not Lichen (Grades 6-8/Family Program)
1:50 p.m.Backyard Signs of Wildlife (All Ages)

Friday, April 23

9:30 a.m.Welcome
9:40 a.m.Kitchen Chemistry (Grades K-2/Family Program)
10:10 a.m. –  Test Your Nest (Grades 3-5/Family Program)
11:15 a.m.Using CoCoRaHS and Weather Observations (Grades 3-5/Family Program)
11:45 a.m.Birds Near You (All Ages)


12:30 p.m.Welcome Back
12:40 p.m.Litter and Small Mammals (High School/Family Program)
1:40 p.m. Zooming in on Macros! (All Ages)

The Mountain Science Expo is an official event of the North Carolina Science Festival, with support provided in part by North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline FoundationDuke Energy Foundation; The Ecology Wildlife Foundation; Wild Birds Unlimited AshevilleSoutheastern Container Inc.B.B. Barns Garden, Gift & Landscape Company; and The Compleat Naturalist.