In the News: A Time for Science

A Time for Science

Last August, we would have imagined a very different 2020-2021 school year. Though this new schedule may not have been what we’ve envisioned, we can still make the most of it. A Time for Science is offering a helpful resource for parents and guardians: online science lessons. Classes just began on August 17, but you can still check to see if spots are available here.

What is A Time for Science?

A Time for Science is a non-profit local organization. They aim to provide resources to our community, so that we can learn more about the subject of science. From lessons to hands-on activities, their organization can help residents understand how our planet works.

They also have some out-of-this-world offerings too! You can see public shows at their planetarium. Occasionally, they also open their observatory to the community, so that you can see the stars.

More on A Time for Science’s Program—and How to Register

This semester, A Time for Science is offering a special program for Pitt County Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. It draws from local schools and their STEM curriculum, making it easier for your child to stay on top of his or her studies.

The organization will be keeping the groups small; each no larger than 15 students. They will separate each group into Zone A students and Zone B students to coordinate with our county’s two zone learning system. Each camp will last Monday through Friday, with Zone A and Zone B alternating weeks.

The first option is the Nature Play program. Your child can run, play, and explore nature at this exciting day camp.

If your child loves learning about science, he or she will thrive with the second program. It’s called “Outdoor Adventures in Learning,” and it pairs outdoor fun with informative science education.

Want to register? There may still be a few spots left for K-5 students. Click here to begin. Make sure that you pick the correct zone for your student.

Attendance Details

Each program will take place at Grifton Nature & Science Center, located at 949 Contentnea Lane in Grifton. The camp lasts from August 17 to December 18. Please, make sure to tell your student to practice social distancing and wear a mask. You can also send him or her to the program with some hand sanitizer too.  The program will also have contactless screenings for extra protection. We appreciate your diligence in keeping everyone safe and healthy!


Supplement your student’s education this semester with help from A Time for Science. Together, we can create a fantastic 2020-2021 school year for our community. Playtime, fresh air, and super cool science lessons—your child will have a wonderful and educational experience.

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