Special Opportunities

Each year, NCSciFest features some special opportunities that don't fit neatly into the calendar of live events. Check out some of these other great ways to get involved:

Science for All | Ciencia para todos
Activities at your own pace

Some of our Festival partners have developed great opportunities to explore topics on your own pace. Check out these projects and activities you can do any time during April!

Click the link below to find some fun ways to explore science in your surroundings, take a deeper dive into some topics online, or participate in a citizen science project!

Projects and Activities

Useful Science
Useful Science Podcast

Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast science communicators dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

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AppState Observatory at night
Statewide Star Party: Moon and Mars

The 9th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, a signature event of the 2021 NCSciFest, will be held Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2021. This year's theme is "Moon and Mars."

In recognition of continuing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Star Party features both in-person skywatching and virtual events.

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Scientist doing outreach
FUTURES

Funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, FUTURES is a STEM outreach program that empowers community college faculty, staff, and students to connect with their local community through sharing their personal stories.

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