FOLT SCIENCE NIGHT to be Held at The Learning Center!


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The Learning Center! will hold a Folt Science Night on March 6th at 6 pm, at 945 Conaheeta Street in Murphy. This is an official event of the 2014 North Carolina Science Festival.

Folt Science Night will feature hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Activities are designed to engage children and their families in science exploration. The event will highlight the impressive STEM program the school in implementing. This event is for TLC! students, their families, and anyone interested in learning more about the school or STEM. For more information, contact the school at 828-835-7240.

Folt Science Nights are an initiative of the North Carolina Science Festival and serve its mission to inspire future generations of scientists. Named in honor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Chancellor Carol Folt, Folt Science Nights are funded by a gift from an anonymous donor. The North Carolina Science Festival selected 110 elementary schools across the state to host Folt Science Nights and provided all materials.

“Folt Science Nights are a great part of our annual Festival, and thousands of schoolchildren across the state get to do hands-on science with their families and school communities,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director. “We are extremely grateful to our donor who has made these events possible on such a grand scale.”

The North Carolina Science Festival <www.ncsciencefestival.org> is a two-week statewide series of events showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of the STEM disciplines on North Carolina. It includes hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other events, and engages a wide range of audiences while inspiring the next generation. It serves as a vehicle for encouraging students to pursue STEM careers and for businesses to invest in North Carolina. The 2014 Festival Champion is Time Warner Cable. 2014 Platinum sponsors include Biogen Idec Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and SAS. 2014 Gold Sponsors include Duke Energy, The News & Observer, Time Warner Cable News and UTC Aerospace Systems. The Festival is proudly produced by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

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