On Sunday, April 15 from 1 to 5 PM, McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to participate in Spring Family Fun and Education Day in collaboration with Parent University, North Carolina Science Festival Day, and the Arts & Science Council.

Environmental Artist-in-Residence Deanna Pindell and Environmental Conservationist-in-Residence James Collins will lead free exercises to teach students how our own community affects the larger environment. Focusing on watershed ecology, participants will gather on the Center’s front lawn to perform and monitor a soil percolation test where they will discover the ability and speed that soil absorbs rainwater.

The Center is also pleased to welcome students from JH Gunn Elementary (2:30 PM) and Winterfield Elementary (3:30 PM) for step team performances in the Center’s boardroom coordinated by Parent University.

Visit www.ncsciencefestival.org to learn more about this multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology. The Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in our state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring the next generation.