The Ecological Society of America (ESA) held its first ever Ecology and Education summit to address environmental literacy on October 14–15 in Washington, D.C. The summit, “Environmental Literacy for a Sustainable World,” was co-chaired by Dr. Meg Lowman, Nature Research Center Director at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and ESA’s Vice-President for Education and Diversity.
January 10, 2011 - 12:56pm
January 7, 2011 - 5:42pm
There’s patience, and then there’s patience. It took Jackie Orsulak 10 years to get the photo that won the Grand Prize in this year’s Wildlife in North Carolina photo competition. Her photo, along with 30 others, will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences from January 7 through March 31.
January 6, 2011 - 5:54pm
From the far jungles of Vietnam *Rhacophorus vampyrus* — the Vampire Flying Frog — has emerged as a strange new species of frog, recently discovered by Australian Museum scientist Dr Jodi Rowley along with NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ curator of herpetology Dr Bryan Stuart and their scientific colleagues at the University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
December 2, 2010 - 2:17pm
Dr. Margaret Lowman, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to travel to India in January 2011.
December 2, 2010 - 2:07pm
The newest exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery opens Friday, December 3 and runs through January 2, 2011. Trees of Life is an exhibit of black and white photography by Roger Powell, Professor of Ecology and Animal Behavior at North Carolina State University in the department of Biology.
November 30, 2010 - 11:20am
Museum presentation takes unique look at rainforest biodiversity
November 15, 2010 - 11:04am
Live interactive discussion connects Exploris Middle School students in Raleigh with students around the world; Dean Kamen, Sally Ride and others to participate
November 15, 2010 - 7:00am
Approximately 100 people attended the Topping Out ceremony for the Nature Research Center, the new 80,000-square-foot wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dedicated to bringing scientific research into the public eye. The ceremony culminated in the placing of a live eastern red cedar tree on top of the building’s highest point ...
November 9, 2010 - 1:14pm
For two weeks in November, Museum coordinator of teacher education Mike Dunn and Cleveland County science teacher Beverly Owens will join a team of scientists to explore a deep-sea coral ecosystem that dwarfs the shallow reefs off the Florida Keys.
November 6, 2010 - 6:07pm
The Museum of Natural Sciences will close at 2 pm Saturday, November 13 for the Brimley Ball, and will resume normal hours on Sunday the 14th.