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Time for Science flourishes


Monday, March 4, 2019

I am honored to serve as Board Chair of “A Time For Science,” Pitt County’s regional science center located in Grifton and on Dickinson Avenue in Greenville. With Emily Jarvis as our dynamic executive director, outstanding staff and volunteers, and a strong board to provide direction and oversight, eastern North Carolina is being served very well in learning about science in all its manifestations in our lives.

As a nonprofit resource recognized and supported by state, regional and local organizations, A Time For Science serves a variety of learners and is a catalyst for research and outreach connected with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, East Carolina University, the city of Greenville and other science groups.

Visits by schoolchildren to both our locations have increased exponentially. In 2018 over 15,000 students from Pitt and surrounding counties have participated in structured learning experiences onsite at AFTS, additionally, over 9,600 fourth-graders in these counties benefited from the “STEP into STEM” outreach program brought into the schools by A Time For Science. Public programs at the planetarium and with rotating exhibits in Greenville have engaged all ages in events, classes and activities.

The upcoming EXPO on March 16 with over 15 sponsors is a great opportunity to enjoy science, as is the current Greenville exhibit, Space Bound, running until April 29. And the opening of The Art Lab in Greenville in partnership with Emerge Gallery brings art in various stages of creation to visitors daily.

We welcome your involvement and support. Become a part of the diverse opportunities to grow intellectually and be entertained by science in our community.

Harvey Wooten



Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


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