Ready, set… STEM! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to host official NC Science Festival Events April 10-26
The North Carolina Science Festival takes place April 10-26, 2015, and this year many Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches will host official festival events.
The North Carolina Science Festival is a statewide two-week celebration of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The types of programs hosted by the Library include Rookie Science, Lego Programs, Gaming, Kitchen Science and more.
"These events spark interest and excitement in STEM fields that last all year.” said Emily Nanney, the Library’s Children's Services Coordinator. “We’re building on a child’s natural curiosity by introducing science and math concepts through hands-on learning. Participants are having fun, but they’re also learning. And research on STEM education has shown that children who experience STEM early through hands-on learning are the ones who will be best equipped to develop a strong understanding of STEM concepts as they get older.”
The full schedule of NC Science Festival events taking place in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches is available at www.cmlibrary.org. Many events require registration, so visit the Library’s web site or call or visit your nearest branch for details.
As an official 2015 North Carolina Science Festival event, the programs held in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches are among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM activities for the citizens of North Carolina.
“The North Carolina Science Festival is about communities coming together to celebrate the wonders of science,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director. “Thanks to the talents of our event hosts across the state, there’s something for everyone.”
These programs support the mission of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: to create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas. For more information on Library programs and services, visit www.cmlibrary.org.
Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. During a two-week celebration each spring, the Festival brings hundreds of events (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other community organizations) together under one banner to recognize the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina. The Festival is presented by Biogen Idec Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.