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.
May 6, 2011 - 12:34pm
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.
April 12, 2011 - 11:12am
On Saturday, April 16, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh holds its 4th annual Planet Earth Celebration. This year, the Museum will be hosting a special presentation, “The Military Goes Green: Cutting Back on Fossil Fuels to Save Lives and Billions of Dollars,” at 1pm in the main auditorium.
April 8, 2011 - 8:00am
The fourth annual Planet Earth Celebration will be held on Saturday, April, 16, 2011. The free public event will take place in and around the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and at the State Capitol grounds from 11 am to 5 pm, come rain or shine, in downtown Raleigh.
April 7, 2011 - 3:40pm
Hear the amazing story of Darwin’s finches when legendary evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant present highlights of their life’s work on Monday, April 11 at 7 pm.
April 5, 2011 - 4:33pm
We know more about the creatures of the sea than we do our own belly buttons, but thanks to the Belly Button Biodiversity project, you can find out what’s living inside of yours!
April 4, 2011 - 4:01pm
Dr Christopher Tacker, Museum curator of geology, is visiting and blogging from the island of Montserrat.
April 4, 2011 - 11:20am
Turtles are harvested and traded throughout Asia for food, traditional medicine and pets. The demand for turtles, especially strong in China, now threatens the majority of Asian species with extinction in the wild, a phenomenon known as the “Asian turtle crisis.”
March 3, 2011 - 5:30pm
Hop, slither or crawl to downtown Raleigh for the 18th annual Reptile and Amphibian Day at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday, March 12 from 9 am to 5 pm. Free.
February 9, 2011 - 10:36am
Witness "Our Expanding Oceans", a comprehensive art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey.