Monday, April 23, 2012

The North Carolina Science Festival has been underway for a week and a half now, showcasing science and  technology at museums, parks, public libraries, college campuses, and other cultural arts venues all across the state. The festival, now in its third year, wraps up this Sunday, April 29, so you have all week to check out some of the many events taking place this week in the Charlotte area, including a visit to Duke Energy, an exploration of electronic devices at Hackerspace Charlotte, a stream science hike at Latta Plantation Nature Center, and more (there's also a series of events called "Make it Rain," but it's not about throwing dollar bills on dancers).

A recent N.C. Science Festival event at Discovery Place. Source:

There's a cost to attend several of the North Carolina Science Festival events, but some of them are free as well, including these two events listed below, taking place after-hours at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Parking will be free also in the parking garage behind the museum (the gates will be open).

Tuesday, April 24
Nature on the Move: How Important Are We?
Join Patrick McMillan, the host, co‐creator, and writer of the popular and award‐winning ETV nature program Expeditions with Patrick McMillan and hear about how change is constant and humans have always played an integral part in that change. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Click here for more details.

Thursday, April 26
Avian Adventure
See live birds and meet experts from Carolina Raptor Center, Mecklenburg Audubon Society, Companion Parrots Re-homed, Wing Haven, Master Falconer, Steve Hughes, and more. Learn how to attract, identify, and enjoy birds in your own backyard, find out about conservation efforts of both native and non-native birds, and hear about research in avian medicine. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Click here for more details.


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