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Title Program Typesort ascending Description Dates Available

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

pH: The Secret Alliance of Kidneys and Lungs

iLab Investigate how two very different organs, the kidneys and the lungs, work together to keep the human body in its narrow, life-sustaining pH range. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Mapping Species Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to predict population distribution of threatened species in North Carolina. October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Animal Clues

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

Coastal Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Science Sessions (Informal Learning Centers)

Interactive Video Conferencing Connect your group live with a Museum educator or scientist. These sessions are designed to meet the needs of informal learning centers such as public libraries, after school programs, and hospitals. Available 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 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Your Backyard in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Rocks Stories

Discovery Room Share a journey through time with three rocks: metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 2015

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