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Birds: They’re even more amazing than you think!

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • 10:00am - 11:30am

Sleeping while flying through the night sky? There are birds that can do that.  Fly continuously for weeks without landing? There are birds that can do that.  Echolocate through a dark cave just like a bat? Yes, there are birds that can do that too!  In this class we will learn the basics of bird life, like nest building, finding mates, acquiring food, but we will also learn extraordinary, little known secrets of bird life.  How come an owl egg is round and a cliff-dwelling bird’s egg is pear-shaped?  How come birds don’t have teeth?  What makes water roll off a duck’s back?  All these questions and more will be discussed and answered in this eye-opening and fun class about one of the most successful animal groups on the planet…birds!

Program Instructor: Bob Alderink, Coordinator for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.


  • Fee: $20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.
  • Requirements: Suggested minimum age 10 (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program.
  • Program Instructor: Bob Alderink
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January 13, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.


Natural World Investigate Lab

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Debbie Huston