Events

Current and Future Educational Programs at Morehead

November 10, 2010
Wednesday

For the past ten years, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center has served as the primary science outreach arm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Last year, more than 170,000 people participated in Morehead programs.  Over half of these were K-12 students. Most recently, Morehead spearheaded the North Carolina Science Festival – the nation’s first statewide celebration of science – in September.  Todd Boyette, director of Morehead, will discuss current programs such as the festival as well as future efforts he and his staff are planning.  There will be a Q/A session with Dr. Boyette after his presentation.

Speaker: Todd Boyette, Ph.D., Director, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: 206 Peabody Hall

About the speaker

Todd Boyette became Morehead’s fifth director in July 2006. Todd is an accomplished science center director having previously served as the president and CEO of The Health Adventure in Asheville, N.C., and Imagination Station in Wilson, N.C. He is also a past president of the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative. Todd holds four degrees from North Carolina State University: a doctorate in science education, a master’s degree in science education and bachelor’s degrees in science education and chemistry. He also has experience as program coordinator for N.C. State’s Science House, a lab manager at UNC-Chapel Hill and a classroom chemistry teacher.

Todd holds four degrees from North Carolina State University – a doctorate in science education, a master’s degree in science education and bachelor’s degrees in science education and chemistry. He also has experience as program coordinator for N.C. State’s Science House, a lab manager at UNC-Chapel Hill and a classroom chemistry teacher.