Duplin County NC

Cowan Museum NC Science Festival

Stargazing at Cabin Lake

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of stargazing and educational adventures!

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., there will be fun hands-on activities and stories for kids with the Duplin County Library!
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. take a tour of the night sky with the Cape Fear Astronomical Society, where one will see a star cluster, star systems, and galaxies.

Where:
Cabin Lake County Park
220 Cabin Lake Rd.
Pink Hill, NC 28572

For questions about the event contact the Cowan Museum of History and Science at (910) 296-2149, or visit www.cowanmuseum.org.

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Sci-Farm Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit Tarkil Branch Farm’s Homestead Museum for a fun-filled day of farm activities… with science!

  • Take a selfie with baby goats, chickens, and ducks from the University of Mount Olive!
  • Make ice cream with James Sprunt Community College (free samples for the public) and milk a model cow!
  • Learn from East Duplin High School how apple cider and apple cider vinegar is made. Free apple cider samples for the public.
  • Demos of turpentine distillation.
  • Demos of grafting grape vines by Mill Branch Vineyards. Free grape juice samples for the public.
  • Make edible soil profiles with the Duplin Agribusiness Academy.
  • Talk to a beekeeper and learn the science of how honey is made (with free honey tasting).
  • Sandwiches for sale from the Country Barn!

Where:
Tarkil Branch Farm’s Homestead Museum
1198 Fountaintown Road
Beulaville, NC 28518

For questions about the event contact the Cowan Museum of History and Science at (910) 296-2149, or visit www.cowanmuseum.org.

 

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Alternative Energy Day Tour

Saturday, April 20, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Get ready to embark on a journey that will provide a behind-the-scenes view of how Duplin County produces alternative energy. People joining the tour will learn:

  • How hog waste is converted to energy at Smithfield.
  • What types of plants are raised for biofuels at the NCSU Williamsdale Research Farm.
  • The tour will begin at:
    • Cowan Museum of History and Science
    • 411 S. Main St., Kenansville, NC 28349
    • (910) 296-2149, cowanmuseum.org

For questions about the event contact the Cowan Museum of History and Science at (910) 296-2149, or visit www.cowanmuseum.org.

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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Cowan Museum of History and Science for a celebration of our extraordinary planet. During our Earth Day party, people of all ages may enjoy the following:

  • Hands-on activities about earth science and astronomy provided by the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network.
  • Learn about silkworms and paint on silk!
  • See paintings done by birds from the Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary and meet some of their feathered residents. There will also be a Meet & Greet with the “Pirates for Parrots” author and Charlie, the Picasso of Parrots.
  • Raffle/prizes (a chance to win a dinosaur tooth)!
  • Tree planting ceremony.
  • Nature photography exhibit/sale.
  • Food!
  • Plant sale in the historical park’s General Store.
  • New Earth Day-related additions to our Little Free Library.
  • Plus, our neighbors at Liberty Hall Restoration will hold their Heritage Day, where one may learn the science behind everyday activities in the 1800s, like laundry!
  • Where? Cowan Museum of History and Science
  • 411 S. Main St., Kenansville, NC 28349
  • (910) 296-2149, cowanmuseum.org

For questions about the event contact the Cowan Museum of History and Science at (910) 296-2149, or visit www.cowanmuseum.org.