Student Programs

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Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Dates Available

Your Backyard in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 3, 2013- June 27, 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

What Lives Here

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

Weather Wonders

iLab By applying real-world applications of science concepts and procedures using computer applications students will learn about weather events. January 7, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Tropical Bugs and their North Carolina Cousins

Living Conservatory Learn about the unique natural histories and unusual adaptations of several tropical arthropods and their North Carolina counterparts. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Tropical Biodiversity

Living Conservatory Observe live plants and animals characteristic of a Central American dry tropical forest . October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

The Key to Classification

iLab January 7 - May 30, 2014

Soils and Seeds

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

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

Rocks Stories

Discovery Room Share a journey through time with three rocks: metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

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

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

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. 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 3, 2013 - May 30, 2014

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. 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

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

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