Meet Dr. Julie Horvath or Dr. Julie Urban and learn about their research on the “wildlife” living on our bodies. Swab a teacher’s or principal’s armpit and belly button and see what is living inside! Send us the swabs and we will culture them prior to the program so students can learn about the microbial critters that call our bodies “home.”
S.M.A.R.T.S. PROGRAM (Grades 3-12) (Scientists Making Answers Relevant for Teachers and Students.) The S.M.A.R.T.S. program allows students to interact with a scientist and learn about their research. The programs are 30-45 minutes long and are offered on specified days, between 8:30am and 10:30am. They are interactive and support the North Carolina Science Essential Standards.
Registration: Schools must have some form of videoconferencing equipment or software to participate. Programs must be scheduled 6 weeks in advance.
On Line Registration Form: http://naturalsciences.org/form/distance-learning-registration 
For more information about the SMARTS programs contact Tamara Poles, coordinator of virtual education, at 919.707.9277 or firstname.lastname@example.org