Make the most of Watauga County School's October Early Release Days by hopping on the Magic Science Van on Oct 24th & 25th, 2019!

Each afternoon will feature engaging science enrichment activities including a trip to the Catawba Science Museum and the opportunity to meet a variety of "Science Heroes" such as Veterinarians, Ecologists, Physicists, and much more! 
Led by Environmental Educator, Dr. Courtney Baines, and sponsored by the Math & Science Education Center at Appalachian State, the goal of this traveling Early Release Science Enrichment program is to show young students how fun and cool science is and that a career in science is accessible to anyone!
The "Magic Science Van" will pick up participants from Parkway at 12:00 and Hardin Park School at 12:15pm. The van will end each afternoon at Rocky Knob picnic shelter at 6:00pm.
The cost is $35 per child/per day and includes transportation, enrichment activities, and a healthy snack. The program is ideal for 1st - 7th graders attending Parkway & Hardin Park, but is open to children as young as 5 attending any school (outside participants must be brought to Hardin Park playground by 12:30pm on each day to ride the van).
Visit to find out more and register.


  • Starting Thursday, October 24th, 2019, repeated every 7 days until Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Parkway & Hardin Park

Boone, NC 28607

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