Education

Student Programs

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Titlesort descending Program Type Description Dates Available

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 1, 2014- June 30, 2015

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

Discovery Room: Parent-Led Programs

Discovery Room Your children may be too young for a structured school program, but they are never too young to enjoy and explore the Discovery Room. October 1, 2014- June 30, 2015

DNA Electrophoresis Lab

iLab Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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

Exploring the World Marketplace

Living Conservatory Experience what can happen when forest resources are unevenly distributed around the world and explore some tradeoffs of resource use. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Field Biology is an Adventure

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

Fossils: Evidence of the Past

Curiosity Classes Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time in this hands-on, guided program. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Green Plants

Curiosity Classes Examine the lives of green plants through hands-on activities and role-playing. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Human Body Systems

iLab Using models and hands-on activities, explore five major human body systems (digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory and respiratory) and learn how each system functions to maintain life. January 5, 2015 - May 29, 2015

Investigate Lab Experience

iLab Spend the morning exploring either our Micro World our Natural World, or our Visual World Investigate Lab’s offerings of hands-on science activities. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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

Mapping Disease Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to analyze the spread of infectious disease in North Carolina. GIS refers to computer-based mapping and modeling and is one of science’s most powerful tools used to answer questions and make predictions about important issues. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Mapping Species Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to predict population distribution of threatened species in North Carolina. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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