Stanly Community College will host SciFest

Published 2:01 pm Friday, March 22, 2024

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Stanly Community College (SCC) will present SCC SciFest 4:30-7 p.m. April 4 inside the Patterson Building labs, at 141 College Dr., on the Albemarle campus.

SCC SciFest is an official 2024 North Carolina Science Festival event presented by RTI International.

Geared toward elementary and middle school students, this event offers a unique opportunity for hands-on learning. It features a range of fun and engaging activities demonstrating how aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) are connected to everyone’s daily lives.

There’s something for everyone, from soap-powered boats to life-in-a-beaker experiments, plant pigment art to fizzy rockets and even a digital dissection table.

It is free to the public.

“We are very excited to participate in the North Carolina Science Festival again this year and share some fun STEAM activities with kids from our community,” said Michael Lowder, Department Head of Life & Physical Sciences at SCC. “We’ll also have a variety of live animals on display, including several arachnids (spiders, tailless whip scorpions, true scorpions, whip scorpions and camel spiders).”

For more information about NC SciFest, contact Michael Lowder at

Since its inception in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival has been a beacon of scientific celebration, the first statewide science festival in the United States. Each April, a series of community-based events (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations) come alive with science’s economic, educational and cultural impact in North Carolina.