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  • July 21, 2011 - 11:12am

    The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents bite-sized chunks of natural history with presenter and Museum educator extraordinaire Bob Alderink. Topics so far include carpenter bees, Cochineal insects, and woodpecker tongues. The Museum plans to add a new video about once a month.

  • July 18, 2011 - 10:49am

    The seventh annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition is underway and open until Sept. 1, 2011. The magazine partners again with UNC-TV for the popular juried contest, along with the NC Division of Parks and Recreation, which manages the state’s photogenic state parks, and co-sponsor, Great Outdoor Provision Co.

  • July 14, 2011 - 12:44pm

    The Shad in the Classroom program is designed to help restock the Roanoke River with American shad, an important and once-abundant species that has been radically depleted in recent decades due to overfishing, the construction of dams and increased levels of run-off pollution. The award recognizes outstanding partners for their contributions to furthering the agency’s mission.

  • July 11, 2011 - 1:54pm

    The Global Change Award is given based on the best poster presentation to the public about ongoing or planned scientific research. The award was established to reward those young scientists best able to bring great science to the public sphere. This year’s theme for the award was interactions between humans and other species.

  • June 3, 2011 - 5:19pm

    This is already turning out to be the year of the tornado — even downtown Raleigh hasn’t gone unscathed. What better time to stock up on tips for surviving tornadoes, as well as hurricanes and lightning storms, than at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ second annual StormFest, Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • June 2, 2011 - 8:00am

    Join popular science writer Rob Dunn for a lecture based on his new book, “The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today.”

  • May 16, 2011 - 2:57pm

    The Museum was awarded a $50,000 grant from Time Warner Cable on Sunday. The two-year grant will help to support the Museum’s Girls in Science program, which serves nearly 200 sixth and seventh grade girls by providing hands-on activities in the natural sciences through special projects, activities at site-based clubs for girls.

  • May 13, 2011 - 5:04pm

    See an actual size replica of the new Mars Rover 'Curiosity' and meet Astronaut Jose Hernandez at NCMNS Astronomy Days, May 21-22

  • May 6, 2011 - 12:34pm

    Mary Ann Brittain is not only an outstanding science educator with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, she is now a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Governor of North Carolina.

  • April 21, 2011 - 12:13pm

    In April, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ educator Bob Alderink was honored as the Outstanding Informal Educator in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. In its 10-year history, this is the first year the Center has honored an informal educator.

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