2023 STEM Partners
Our displays will feature stories, exhibits and artifacts that will showcase Aurora’s prominent role in Beaufort County’s underground railroad. Aurora, originally named ‘Betty Town’ was an all-Black Community until 1852. Known as the ‘Land of August Hams’ (watermelons,) we will show how watermelons were used as more than food, and how the pecan harvest here was used from everything from making flour to make bread to making hair dye.
Animal care specialists from the Children’s Museum & Science Center will introduce visitors to Reptar, an American Alligator from the Museum’s Live Animal Collection. Members of the Tar River Astronomy Club will conduct safely-filtered Solar Viewing using both neutral density and special Hydrogen Alpha telescopes, to reveal sunspots, prominences and other features on the Sun’s fiery surface.