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Title Program Typesort ascending Description Dates Available

Animal Tracks and Signs

Interactive Video Conferencing Learn how to “read” animal tracks and signs that are created by the common wild animals all around us. year-round

Coastal Carolina

Interactive Video Conferencing Explore the habitats and inhabitants of North Carolina’s Coastal Region. 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

Buds, Bark and Berries: A Tree Program

Interactive Video Conferencing Explore the parts of a tree, their function and a variety of adaptations trees exhibit. year-round

Butterflies and Moths

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

Field Biology is an Adventure

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

Arthropods of Our Homes and Schools

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

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

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

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

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

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 3, 2013- June 27, 2014

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

Rocks Stories

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

Bugs & Slugs

Discovery Room Join us for a friendly safari in search of the strangest backyard invertebrates. October 3, 2013- June 27, 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

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

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