Education

Student Programs

You may search for student programs below.

Title Program Typesort descending Description Dates Available

What Lives Here

Explore the prairie and its woodland edge looking for signs of life. September, October 2014 & April, May 2015

Cycles of Life at Prairie Ridge

Search out baby birds, tadpoles, flowers or insects and learn how they develop. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Soils, Seeds, and Plants

Explore properties of soils: water retention, texture and color. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Sample abiotic factors of a stream OR calculate the water quality of a pond based on the macroinvertebrate fauna. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Human Impacts on Aquatic Systems: Pond Study

Study how urbanization and other human impacts influence aquatic systems by sampling for aquatic insects in our pond. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Human Impacts on Aquatic Systems: Stream Study

Study how urbanization and other human impacts influence aquatic systems by sampling water quality in our stream. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Additional Homeschool Programs

In addition to the Museum's Discovery Room, Curiosity Classes, Living Conservatory and Investigate Lab programs, many of the Museum's regularly sch many of the Museum's regularly scheduled programs and events are ideally suited to the homeschool audience. usually once or twice a month, year-round

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Animal Adaptations

Study the animals in the forest, prairie, or pond to see how their different behaviors or structures help then to survive in these specific habitats. October 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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 8, 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 8, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Animal Detectives

Curiosity Classes Working in teams, students use observation skills and field guides to identify live animals and to investigate the adaptations these animals possess for survival. October 7, 2014 - January 30, 2015

Animal Life Cycles

Curiosity Classes Explore the life cycles of five major groups of animals: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Green Plants

Curiosity Classes Examine the lives of green plants through hands-on activities and role-playing. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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 7, 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 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Animals Two by Two

Curiosity Classes In this program, students will meet live animals of the same type, and compare and contrast them. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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

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