Poplar Springs Elementary School hosted a Duke Energy Science Night on Thursday, March 8. This was an official event of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival.
Duke Energy Science Night featured hands-on activities designed to help children and their families explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This event was for Poplar Springs’ students and their families.
Poplar Springs Elementary was one of 150 North Carolina elementary schools selected to host Duke Energy Science Nights in 2018. Support from the Duke Energy Foundation allows the Festival to provide each selected school with all materials needed for the activities. The Duke Energy Foundation seeks to power vibrant communities through investments in high-performing, sustainable initiatives that emphasize STEM, including programs that help create greater access to and participation in STEM-related informal and out-of-school educational opportunities.
Duke Energy Science Nights are an educational initiative of the North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation, with statewide science programming for all ages. The NC Science Festival is now a month-long celebration of science that occurs every April. Festival events include hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other events, hosted by many different organizations within North Carolina. Most Festival events are free.
The North Carolina Science Festival is produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). For more information about the Festival, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.