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Museum presents programs at State Fair

As part of its philanthropic focus to connect more students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities and careers, Time Warner Cable will host two local organizations to offer students hands-on, real-world STEM activities at the North Carolina State Fair.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Apex High School Robotics Teams will lead demonstrations at the Time Warner Cable – News 14 Carolina booth next to J.S. Dorton Arena to engage students and their families in the importance of STEM. Both partners are Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) recipient grant organizations — part of Time Warner Cable’s $100 million, five-year philanthropic focus to connect 1 million students with STEM activities outside the classroom.

“Time Warner Cable is proud to highlight valued, local CAMM partners- utilizing the size and scope of the NC State Fair- to engage new audiences in the importance of STEM education,” said Christine Whitaker, area vice president for the Raleigh-Coastal-Fayetteville area. “Our NC State Fair featured partners will demonstrate how STEM education translates into natural science careers and how high school students use computer programming and engineering to build robots for competitive events.”

CAMM partners will be available for pictures and demonstrations with fairgoers at the Time Warner Cable booth during the following days and times:

Museum of Natural Sciences

Monday, Oct. 18 from 3–4:30 p.m.
Fossil Fundamentals (3 and 4 p.m. show times)
Instructor-led, hands-on presentation about fossils. Students will be able to see and touch bones, shark teeth and other prehistoric fossils.

Little girl touching a Corn SnakeMuseum of Natural Sciences

Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 1:304:30 p.m.
NC Reptiles Up-close
(2 and 3 p.m. show times)
Instructor will show North Carolina native snakes, turtles and a baby alligator. Students can learn more about these creatures and their habitats.

Apex High School Robotics Team

Thursday, Oct. 21 (4 p.m. show time)
Rockin’ Robotics
Learn about Robotics and see them in action with a student-led demonstration with the FIRST Robotics team of Apex High School.