CFCI is proud to offer our 1st annual Cultivating Curiosity Conference this March! We aim to provide opportunities for growth and understanding of inquiry in the classroom. Specifics about each of the individual breakout sessions will be available on the day of the event.

Registration is open now!

$5 for all college students, $10 for parents and educators – Follow the link below to sign up!  

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be emailed following the completion of the conference survey!  


Conference Location

    • Cape Fear Center for Inquiry- 2525 Wonder Way- Wilmington, NC  28401
    • Phone: 910-362-0000 


Conference Day Schedule

  • Registration & Coffee: 8:00-8:30 am
  • Keynote Address: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Session 1: 9:45-10:35 am
  • Session 2: 10:50-11:40 am
  • Inquiry Panel & Closing Remarks: 11:55-12:30 pm



Dr. Brian Housand from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington presents, “Curiosity: Cat Killer or Mother of Invention?”

Curiosity is an essential skill for creative success and a trait that young children possess in abundance, but a typical classroom often leaves little space for students’ questions. While inquisitive youngsters have long been warned that “curiosity killed the cat”, it is precisely that level of incessant wonderment and investigation that fuels creativity and innovation. Together we will explore practical ways for easily integrating curiosity into daily life. You will be provided with a Pandora’s box of intriguing puzzlements to ignite interests and tips for propelling you and your kids towards creative productivity.


Breakout Sessions

Topics include:

  • What is Inquiry? Engagement & Empowerment
  • The Wonder of Writing
  • Teaching Students to be Advocates for Social and Global Justice
  • Using Breakout Boxes to Extend Thinking
  • The Art of Inquiry
  • Inquiry and Innovation in the Math Classroom
  • Wonder in Movement
  • and many more!


World of Wonder Inquiry Panel and Q & A

Join us for a panel discussion about Inquiry.  Our panel will include faculty, founders, parents and alumni of CFCI who will share facts, offer opinions and respond to audience questions either through questions curated by the moderator or asked by the audience directly.  


Don’t miss out! Register Now!