NCSciFest: Minigrant Applications and Statewide Star Party Deadlines Approaching

Greetings from NCSciFest HQ!
As many of you know, our team is hard at work planning the 2021 North Carolina Science Festival. While there's still uncertainty about what lies ahead, you can count on NCSciFest returning for a month-long, statewide celebration of science in April!
We wanted to make you aware of two upcoming deadlines to receive support to host events (either in-person, virtually, or a hybrid):
  1. Event Sponsorship Program: Do you have an innovative idea for a fun, pandemic-proof event but need some extra support to help it come to fruition? Apply for a mini-grant of up to $1000 through our Event Sponsorship ProgramApplications are due November 30.
  2. Statewide Star Party: This year's Star Party will celebrate the Moon and Mars with event host activity kits that can be used for in-person or virtual events, along with a suite of free online programs. Learn more and apply to be a Star Party host hereApplications are due December 11. We'll also host an informational meeting over Zoom on Wed, November 18 at noon for those interested in learning more - RSVP here.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, want to chat about ideas for events, or if you simply want to learn more about these or other NCSciFest initiatives.
Erik and the NCSciFest Team




Erik MacIntosh

Programs Manager, NC Science Festival

Pronouns: he, him, his


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

250 East Franklin Street | Campus Box 3480
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3480

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