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Student Programs

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Title Program Typesort descending 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 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

Bugs & Slugs

Discovery Room Join us for a friendly safari in search of the strangest backyard invertebrates. October 7, 2014 - June 30, 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

The Key to Classification

iLab January 5 - May 29, 2015

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

iLab Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

North Carolina Geology

iLab Work in teams to examine typical North Carolina rocks and practice classifying them. October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Weather Wonders

iLab By applying real-world applications of science concepts and procedures using computer applications students will learn about weather events. October 9, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015

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