Each year, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morehead Planetarium hosts the UNC science expo with over 100 hands-on activities that teach people of all ages about science. This year’s event includes a curiosity classroom, tours of 11 different labs on campus, and many exhibitor booths.
For the eighth year in a row, Gillings School of Public Health’s project management course, instructed by Lori Evarts, will host booths at the expo. They always seek to demonstrate the connections between public health, STEM, and everyday life through interactive projects, and this year is no different. Keep reading for descriptions of each of the four booths.
- Vaccinate- Don’t Wait: If you’re a fan of The Price is Right, then you may like this team’s Plinko board to demonstrate the concept of herd immunity. They’re also covering how vaccines work and vaccine safety.
- The Distribution of Health: Live life in someone else’s shoes for a little while. This group has a board game to demonstrate the implications of poor access to healthcare.
- Mindfulness Meditation: Meditation can have positive impacts on your health and well-being. Come by this booth for a short, guided meditation to learn more.
- Water You Waiting For? This group covers emergency preparedness and water quality with a great diorama and twister game. Stop by and learn a lot.
The UNC science expo will be this Saturday, April 6 from 11am-4pm. The event is free to all. Expo booths will be set up along East Cameron Drive on UNC’s campus.
*disclosure statement: the author is currently taking the course featured in this post