UNCG Campus Weekly

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Nearly 3,000 enjoyed UNCG’s Science Everywhere festival

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Rockets launched, snakes slithered and goo formed on the campus of UNCG this past Saturday. More importantly, however, children and teens from across the Triad explored the wonders of science and its role in their everyday lives.

Nearly 3,000 people participated in more than 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits led by UNCG students, staff and scientists from across the state.

“I learned that rockets are much more difficult [to make] than they look like,” said Jason Johnson, a fifth grader at Sedalia Elementary. Just moments before, Johnson sent his own air propelled rocket sailing over Stirling Street. “I learned that it uses a lot of dynamics, paper and tape.”

Science Everywhere is an official NC Science Festival event, hosted by UNCG’s RISE Network. This was the second year UNCG participated in the festival, and attendance tripled this year.

By Jeanie Groh

Photography by Martin Kane