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Food, the Land & Me: Visualizing the Science of Food and Growing

North Carolina Science Festival
Event organized by North Carolina Science Festival

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Hands-on science learning in two sessions of interactive workshops, experiments, and mini-performances to make food science visible. While both sessions are open to all, sessions from 4-6:00pm target kids, teachers & families, 6-8:00 pm sessions target university students, faculty and the community at large. Throughout, participants experience creative food science experiments with faculty, staff, and students of Center for Design Innovation, WSSU, UNCSA as well as public experts in science, art & communication.

Exploring Science Through Food Stephanie Dance-Barnes and WSSU Biological Sciences

From Food Waste to Fertilizer: Composting as Science, History and Fun! Gallins Family Farm & New Winston Museum

The Pursuit of of Hoppiness: the Psychology of Beer and Food: Jeff Gredlein, UNCSA Liberal Arts

Seeing Soils and Planting our City Forest Kristen Haaf, CDI and RootsFirst Design

Pop Rocks, Bubbles and the Dancing Spaghetti Marci Harvey, UNCSA High School

Taste Tripping and Kids Carbonate! Janna Levin, UNCSA Liberal Arts

Chemistry and Choreography: The GLUT-4 Dance Chad Markert, WSSU Exercise Physiology Students, and Taryn Griggs & Chris Yon, Choreographers

Experiments on Food, drink, nutrition, & natural systems UNCSA & WSSU Poster Session

Founded in 2010, the NC Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the US. 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 throughout NC. The Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.