Education

Student Programs

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Titlesort descending Program Type Description Dates Available

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

iLab Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. October 2015 - May 2016

Additional Homeschool Programs

In addition to the Museum's Discovery Room, Curiosity Classes, Living Conservatory and Investigate Lab programs, many of the Museum's regularly sch many of the Museum's regularly scheduled programs and events are ideally suited to the homeschool audience. usually once or twice a month, year-round

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 2015 - May 2016

Animal Clues

Interactive Video Conferencing Students will be nature detectives by investigating clues left by wildlife. year-round

Animal Detectives

Curiosity Classes Working in teams, students use observation skills and field guides to identify live animals and to investigate the adaptations these animals possess for survival. October 2015 - January 2016

Animal Life Cycles

Curiosity Classes Explore the life cycles of five major groups of animals: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects. October 2015 - May 2016

Animals Two by Two

Curiosity Classes In this program, students will meet live animals of the same type, and compare and contrast them. October 2015 - May 2016

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

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 2015 - May 2016

Bones & Muscles of the Body

Curiosity Classes In this class, students will learn about the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body while exploring those systems in other animal groups. October 2015 - May 2016

Bringing the Outdoors In: Why and How?

Living Conservatory Explore the connections that North Carolina has to the New World Tropics and get hands-on experience with the technology that maintains a piece of tropical dry forest on the fourth floor of the Museum.pics. October 2015 - May 2016

Butterfly Basics

Interactive Video Conferencing Explore what butterflies are, what they look like, what they eat and why they are important to us. year-round

Climate Change

iLab Learn the basic science and research methods used by scientists to understand how and why the climate is changing and what that means for our world and our future. October 2015 - May 2016

Coastal Carolina

Interactive Video Conferencing Using specimens and replicas students will learn about the main habitats of the coastal marine environment. year-round

Coding the Future (Intro to Computer Programming)

iLab Participants in this course learn core concepts in programming using Microsoft Small Basic, a free, easy to use, friendly development environment. October 2015 - May 2016

Cycles of Life at Prairie Ridge

Search out baby birds, tadpoles, flowers or insects and learn how they develop. October 2015 - May 2016

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 2015 - May 2016

Dirt is Alive!

Interactive Video Conferencing Send us a sample of dirt from your school and we will tell you what’s living in it and how organisms such as people depend on soils for survival. Year round

Dirt is Alive! – Exploring Dirt With DNA & RNA Sequencing

Interactive Video Conferencing Send us a sample of dirt from your school and we will tell you what’s living in it and how organisms such as people depend on soil for survival. Students will also learn how scientists traditionally studied these microbes by culturing, but also, how and w Year round

Discovering Dinosaurs

Interactive Video Conferencing What is a fossil? How do we use fossils to develop an understanding of dinosaurs and how they lived? year-round

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