April 2018: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Prepare for a month of science fun in the Triangle.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Science Festival
North Carolina Science Festival – April 1-30
Don’t miss your chance to experience the fascinating world of science at the eighth annual North Carolina Science Festival. Showcasing hundreds of community-based, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities, the festival engages a wide range of audiences while inspiring future generations. Visit ncsciencefestival.org to search for events in your area, including the UNC Science Expo on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill April 14; the Family Rube Goldberg Festival in Cary April 15; Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Mini Bioblitz in Durham April 26; and others across the state. Some events require fees and/or registration.
Piedmont Earthskills Gathering – April 4-8
Recreate a village experience that brings back to life ancient sounds, stories and skills during the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering in Pittsboro. Learn the arts of matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plant identification, hide tanning, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry, basket making and more, then take home projects you have made with your own hands and abilities. Gather around campfires in the evenings for storytelling, dancing and traditional music. Visit piedmontearthskillsgathering.com for fees and to register.
Teen Days of Service – April 20-22
Calling all teens! Join Activate Good to volunteer with a variety of nonprofits across the Triangle during Teen Days of Service 2018. Visit activategood.org/teendays2018 to register for community cleanup events in downtown Raleigh, Garner and Falls Lake; enhance urban agriculture in Raleigh to fight food insecurity; prepare the Walnut Hill Preserve with Triangle Land Conservancy; and other activities. View the individual events online for age and supervision requirements.