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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 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

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 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

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 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Electronics for Beginners

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

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. January 7, 2014 - May 30, 2014

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 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Fantastic Food Chains

Curiosity Classes Learn about organisms found in the North Carolina longleaf pine savanna and investigate the interdependence of plants and animals in an ecosystem. October 3, 2013 - January 31, 2014

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: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

GIS Mapping

iLab Computer-based mapping and modeling (colloquially known as GIS) is one of science’s most powerful tools used to make predictions about important issues. Using freely available data and software, learn how scientists create the maps that predict the future October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Green Plants

Curiosity Classes Examine the lives of green plants through hands-on activities and role-playing. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

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 3, 2013 - May 30, 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

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 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

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

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