Tar River Community Science Festival

The Tar River Community Science Festival will soon be back for 2024! This festival is a celebration of our river, community, and relationship to one another. Just like the years before, we will be hosting fun activities to expose people of all ages to science and promote shared learning about challenges faced by different communities in Eastern North Carolina. It’s our goal to brainstorm together about possible solutions for water related issues, and as well as build awareness around environmental challenges in our region.

We are still finalizing things, but we will have FREE kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing activities, water sampling, tables from local organizations, and so much more. Stay tuned for more information! 

Until then, please save the date for this year’s festival:

November 9th, 2024
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Town Common, Greenville N.C.

Do you want to be part of the TRCSF?

If you or your organization are interested in being a partner or participant in the event for 2024, please let us know! We are looking for organizations who would like to share information about their work with the public at an event table, provide a hands-on science or art activity related to science and/or community, or share their experience or perspectives through a short presentation.  We are also accepting financial contributions and sponsorships to support this event.

To be included as a participant in the Tar River Community Science Festival, please contact Grace Gavigan (gavigang19@ecu.edu) for more information.

The Tar River Community Science Festival is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation Coastlines and People project at ECU and the ECU Water Resources Center.  Learn more about about the Coastlines and People project and ways to get involved here: https://water.ecu.edu/cope/.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2052889.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.