Wayne Community College will hold a "Homegrown Science in NC" fair on Saturday, April 13. The carnival-style event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wayne Learning Center on the college’s campus in Goldsboro. The whole family can participate in short experiments, view displays that celebrate science, and interact with things made and grown in North Carolina. It is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required.

Activities include meeting and interacting with local beekeepers, participating in the making of Mentos geysers, and touching real NC fossils. Participants can also learn about diverse NC organisms, extract DNA from NC grown strawberries, and grow their own NC plant. Since our state is “first in flight,” visitors can try their hand at making and flying paper airplanes and watch a birds of prey demonstration.

For more information about WCC’s "Home Grown Science in NC" event, contact Sondi Hoffman at sjhoffman@waynecc.edu or 919-739-6896.

This is the second year that WCC has been selected to provide an official event of the 2019 North Carolina Science Festival with its theme of “Made in North Carolina.” It is one of hundreds of events showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities being held across the state during the month of April. To find locations of other events, go to www.ncsciencefestival.org/find-events

Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.  The Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.


  • Occurred Saturday, April 13th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


"Homegrown Science in NC"

3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534