Buncombe County Schools will present Celebrate STEM on Saturday, April 22

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: 

Buncombe County Schools will present Celebrate STEM on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Nesbitt Discovery Academy. Celebrate STEM is an official event of the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation.

Celebrate STEM will have over twenty STEM activities for Buncombe County Schools students grades kindergarten through eighth grade; including engineering design challenges, science explorations, math activities and opportunities to visit the GeoDome.

For more information about Celebrate STEM contact Carla Billups at carla.billups@bcsemail.org.

As an official 2017 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation event, Celebrate STEM is among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) 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.”

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 the Biogen 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.

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Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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