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Student Programs

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Title Program Type Description Dates Available

Properties of Matter

iLab Delve into the properties of matter by doing experiments with density, buoyancy, mass and density. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Sample abiotic factors of a stream OR calculate the water quality of a pond based on the macroinvertebrate fauna. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Soils and Seeds

Explore properties of soils: water retention, texture and color. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Cycles of Life at Prairie Ridge

Search out baby birds, tadpoles, flowers or insects and learn how they develop. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

What Lives Here

Explore the prairie and its woodland edge looking for signs of life. September, October 2013 & April, May 2014

Jurassic Pork! Dinos, the Other White Meat

Interactive Video Conferencing In this program, students will learn how to extract DNA, analyze DNA results, and compare morphologies to determine the T-Rex’s closest relative! Only offered September 1-June 1

Explore Armpit and Belly Button Microbes with DNA Sequencing

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Julie Horvath or Dr. Julie Urban and learn how we use DNA sequencing to identify the “wildlife” living on our bodies. Year round

Armpit and Belly Button Biodiversity

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Julie Horvath or Dr. Julie Urban and learn about their research on the “wildlife” living on our bodies. Year round

Flies!

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Michelle Trautwein and learn about flies some of the most incredible and under-appreciated animals on the planet. Year round

Arthropods of Our Homes and Schools

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Michelle Trautwein and learn about her research in entomology. Year round

Field Biology is an Adventure

Interactive Video Conferencing Dr. Roland Kays is the world's expert on kinkajous. Year round

Rodent Robbers: How Thieving Rodents Help Forest Trees Regenerate

Interactive Video Conferencing Meet Dr. Roland Kays and learn about his research on rodents and how they help regenerate new forests. Year round

Animals Two by Two

Curiosity Classes In this program, students will meet live animals of the same type, and compare and contrast them. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Animals and the Weather

Discovery Room Scales, skin, feather and fur which works the best in all types of weather, we’ll see how local animal adapt to the changing weather. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Naturalist Center: Teacher-Led Exploration of Collections

Other Teachers can conduct their own lessons while using the Naturalist Center’s collections and equipment. Year round

Butterflies and Moths

Interactive Video Conferencing Students will learn how to identify common butterflies and moths of North Carolina. year-round

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 2

Explore the forest floor or the pond, searching for the producers, consumers, and decomposers. How does energy move through this ecosystem? October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 1

Explore the prairie and the pond, searching for producers, consumers, and decomposers. How do all of these plants and animals depend on each other? October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Animal Adaptations

Study the animals in the forest, prairie, or pond to see how their different behaviors or structures help then to survive in these specific habitats. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

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