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This week: N.C. Science Festival lines up ‘disgusting’ enjoyable; tower building difficulty, Earth Day promise

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The N.C. Science Festival continues today with lots of free and inexpensive science activities for any ages.

Here are a couple of that are scheduled in the Triangle this week. Check the celebration’s site for more. The celebration, which includes hundreds of events throughout the state, goes through April 23.

Oh Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out!
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, April 10, at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill. Author Jessica Garrett exist with her book, “Oh Ick!,” which encourages budding researchers to carry out genuine science with ick-speriments; construct or craft something with ick-tivities; and examine nature and the wilds of their home with ick-splorations. Garrett will check out from her book, sign the book and share some demonstrations.

STEAM ‘d UP Tower Obstacle
2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 13, Kidzu Kid’s Museum, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. Sign up with Kidzu for the 2nd tower structure contest. Discover the secret art and style behind structure building and construct a tower taller than Kidzu.

Invite to the Wild Kingdom
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, Piedmont Wildlife Center, Leigh Farm Park, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. Get up close and individual with owls, hawks, snakes, turtles, an opossum and more. Gather a list and see the number of wild types you can find and learn everything about their native environments and how you can assist them. You can then make a pledge for Earth Day that will assist animals and our environment.