Education

Student Programs

You may search for student programs below.

Titlesort descending Program Type Description Dates Available

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

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

Field Biology is an Adventure

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

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 2015 - May 2016

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 2015 - May 2016

Green Plants

Curiosity Classes Examine the lives of green plants through hands-on activities and role-playing. October 2015 - May 2016

Help Make Science Happen

earn about the natural world while collecting scientific data on the Prairie Ridge grounds. October 2015 - May 2016

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. October 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

Introduction to Electronics

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 2015 - May 2016

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 2015 - May 2016

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

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 2015 - May 2016

Mapping Species Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to predict population distribution of threatened species in North Carolina. October 2015 - May 2016

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 2015 - May 2016

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 Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 2015 - May 2016

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