2015 North Carolina Science Festival Event to be Held at Hendersonville Elementary

Henderson County Public Schools News

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2015) – On Monday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Elementary School will host a Duke Energy Science Night – an official event of the 2015 North Carolina Science Festival.

Duke Energy Science Night will feature hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) designed to engage Hendersonville Elementary students and their families in science exploration.

Hendersonville Elementary School is one of 125 North Carolina elementary schools selected to host Duke Energy Science Nights this year. The educational program is an initiative of the North Carolina Science Festival and serves its mission to inspire future generations of scientists. Support from Duke Energy Foundation allows the Festival to provide all materials for the activities to the selected schools.

“Thousands of schoolchildren across the state get to do hands-on science with their families and school communities through Duke Energy Science Nights,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director. “We are extremely grateful to the Duke Energy Foundation, which has made these events possible for schools in every region of our state.”

The North Carolina Science Festival is a two-week statewide series of events showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), presented annually. It includes hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other events, hosted by many different organizations within North Carolina. The Festival is produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

The 2015 North Carolina Science Festival runs April 10-26, with hundreds of events throughout the state. Its Presenting Sponsor is Biogen Idec Foundation. Its Platinum Sponsors are Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Duke Energy, NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and Time Warner Cable/Connect A Million Minds. Its Gold Sponsors are Piedmont Natural Gas, SAS, Time Warner Cable News and UTC Aerospace Systems. For more information about the Festival, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org

Media is invited to Duke Energy Science Night at Hendersonville Elementary, located at 1039 Randall Circle, Hendersonville. For more information contact Principal Kerry Stewart at 697-4752.

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