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

Love Nature Podcast
Love Nature Podcast

The Love Nature Podcast, produced by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences kicks off it's 3rd season with a special guest in celebration of the NCSciFest! Emily Graslie is an award-winning science communicator, host and producer. Hear Emily’s perspective and discover how she uses her talents and experiences to advocate for Museums and natural spaces.


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National Math Festival and sponsor logos
National Math Festival

The National Math Festival brings together some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge all ages to see math in new and unexpected ways. The NMF is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). You can learn more about our free events taking place both online and in person, thanks to our generous sponsors!

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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: Understanding the Universe

The 10th annual North Carolina Statewide Star Party, a signature event of the 2022 NCSciFest, will be held Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2022. This year’s theme is “Understanding the Universe,” with a focus on science and engineering related to NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

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Scientist doing outreach

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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