12 APR 2018

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Food, the Land & Me:

Visualizing the Science of Food and Growing

Thursday, April 12th, Join us at CDI for hands-on science learning in two sessions of interactive workshops, experiments, and mini-performances to make food science visible. While both sessions are open to all, sessions from 4-6:00pm target kids, teachers & families, 6-8:00 pm sessions target university students, faculty and the community at large. Throughout, participants experience creative food science experiments with faculty, staff, and students of Center for Design Innovation, WSSU, UNCSA as well as public experts in science, art & communication.


Exploring Science Through Food 
Stephanie Dance-Barnes and WSSU Biological Sciences 

From Food Waste to Fertilizer: Composting as Science, History and Fun! Gallins Family Farm & New Winston Museum 

The Pursuit of of Happiness: the Psychology of Beer and Food 
Jeff Gredlein, UNCSA Liberal Arts 

Seeing Soils and Planting our City Forest
Kristen Haaf, CDI and RootsFirst Design 

Pop Rocks, Bubbles and the Dancing Spaghetti
Marci Harvey, UNCSA High School

Taste Tripping and Kids Carbonate!
Janna Levin, UNCSA Liberal Arts 

Chemistry and Choreography
The GLUT-4 Dance Chad Markert, WSSU Exercise Physiology Students, and Taryn Griggs & Chris Yon, Choreographers 

Experiments on Food, drink, nutrition, & natural systems
UNCSA & WSSU Poster Session 


Founded in 2010, the NC Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the US. During a two-week celebration each spring, the Festival brings hundreds of events (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other community organizations) together under one banner to recognize the economic, educational and cultural impact of science throughout NC. The Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill. For more information, visit


all ages welcome 4-8:00; free admission. Please rsvp on facebook or to