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Art & Sciences

UNC Rural recognizes that Arts & Sciences are important to an individual’s creativity and freedom. Being able to create an outlet to express oneself is vital in an individual’s social and mental well-being. UNC Rural wants to shine light on the various possibilities available to excel in Arts & Science. UNC Rural has a goal to provide, support, and sustain Arts & Science opportunities that fosters an environment of community well-being.


To serve North Carolina and beyond by bringing together the unique resources of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to engage the public for an improved public understanding of science, technology and health.

Saunders Science Scholars

Discovering the science in you!

In this unique partnership with Gates County Schools and the Gates County Community Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center helps students discover science in new and exciting ways through hands-on exploration.

The program provides resources and events to the Gates County Schools community, in particular middle school students and their families, to explore science in a meaningful way. Each month, students and a caring adult from their household meet with a Morehead educator to do science activities, discuss ways to connect through science, participate in special events (like speaker engagements and field trips) and more.

In addition to working with cohorts of students, the Saunders Science Scholars program supports the local school district by providing outreach from our mobile programs. We also engage with the community through general public events like the Science Tailgate.

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