Join us for a festive evening of 'Kickin' bluegrass and scrumptious barbeque to celebrate and support Educators of Excellence!
- Enjoy live bluegrass music by the Kickin Grass Band
- Indulge in delicious food from Kings Restaurant (Tarheel Magazine - Best BBQ in the East!)
- Bid on vacation getaways and other goodies at the silent auction
- Take a chance on a 50/50 raffle
- Mingle with Educators of Excellence and hear about the impact of this program
To purchase tickets, call the Museum Box Office at 919.733.7450 x212 or buy online .
Support the Educators of Excellence Institutes!
The Educators of Excellence Institutes  empower educators by improving their teaching skills and inspiring them to remain committed to the profession of teaching. Since its inception in 1987, over 350 educators have been a part of the program, reaching over 200,000 North Carolina students.
The Educators of Excellence Fund
- Provides a stable funding source for the Museum to continue and expand opportunities for experience-based teacher education
- Enables outstanding educators to experience the natural world first-hand
- Teaches students about our many ecological connections to the rest of our world by informing and empowering their teachers
- Maintains a network for exceptional educators across the state for support and continued learning
Many thanks to our Bluegrass & Barbeque Event Sponsors
- Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC
- The Umstead Hotel & Spa
- Village Realty OBX
- Great Outdoor Provision Company
- Carolina Brewing Company