Art and science will get equal billing during Wayne Community College’s upcoming Earth Day event.
“The Art of Science” will be a free carnival-style walk-through celebration of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It will take place at the college 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
It is open to the whole family and no pre-registration is required.
Close to two dozen stations will introduce attendees to a variety of short, hands-on experiments and interactive displays about biodiversity, biotechnology, plants, density, and more. Each station will have both science and art connections.
Activities include viewing and photographing microscopic organisms, constructing a virus model, creating artwork using pipettes, making leaf rubbings, crafting a Venus flytrap puppet, assembling density towers, building rockets, contributing to a fingerprint mural, and more.
“The activities are geared toward elementary-age children, but everyone is welcome,” said WCC Biology Instructor Lynn Swafford. “Children can take home all of their creations as a reminder of this STEAM event.”
Most stations will be located inside the Wayne Learning Center (building with flagpoles in front). A few activities will take place outside the building.
The event is hosted by WCC science faculty and students in the college’s Honors Program. The Aurora Fossil Museum is a special contributor.
WCC’s event is one of 400 events in this year’s North Carolina Science Festival. See the full schedule of this month’s events at https://ncsciencefestival.org/.
Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone needing accommodation or having questions about access should contact the college’s Accessibility Counselor at 919-739-6729 or [email protected].