NC Cutting Edge Science - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

NC Cutting Edge Science

April 20, 2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NC Cutting Edge Science is Wayne Community College’s free carnival-style walk-through celebration of science and technology innovation. It will be held Saturday, Apr. 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is open to the whole family, and no pre-registration is required.

There will be over a dozen stations for participants to complete a variety of hands-on activities. Most stations will be located indoors in the Wayne Learning Center (the building with the flag poles in front) on WCC’s main campus in Goldsboro, and there will also be a few outdoor activities in the nearby seating areas.

Activities are geared towards elementary-age children, but everyone is welcome to participate. Some activities include building an automaton, making heat-sensitive slime, exploring the connection between color and scent, using the power of chemistry to inflate a balloon, creating a light-up badge, and planting Christmas trees. Participants can take home some of their creations as a reminder of this STEM event. There will also be a free raffle for children to win science kits and NC Science Festival tote bags as additional mementos.

This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival, and the official expo page can be found here:

WCC encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about access, contact the Accessibility Counselor at 919-739-6729.

About the NC Science Festival
The NC Science Festival is a month-long celebration of science every April. An initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Festival highlights the educational, cultural, and financial impact of science in the state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits, and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.