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THMS will host a Duke Energy Science Night on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m

posted Apr 19, 2016, 8:24 AM by Barbara Wilkins
Tar Heel Middle School will host a Duke Energy Science Night on Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 14888 NC Highway 87 West, Tar Heel. This is an official event of the 2016 North Carolina Science Festival.

Duke Energy Science Night will feature hands-on activities designed to help students and their families explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This event is for Tar Heel Middle Schools students and their families. For more information, contact (910) 862-2475. The event will include the following activities: Parachutes, Build a Bubble, Light the Way, Invisible Ink, Catapult, Marsh Mellow Towers, Pulse-Doh, My Gene Bracelet, Ring Gliders, Pendulum Patterns, Zip Lines and Stomp Rockets.

Tar Heel Middle School is one of 155 North Carolina elementary and middle schools selected to host Duke Energy Science Nights in 2016. 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. Most Festival events are scheduled during two Festival weeks in April — those weeks span April 8–24 this year. 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.