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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/04/2015 - 10:30am

Science Trivia!

Event Questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 06/04/2015 - 7:00pm

Special Astronomy Lecture: Searching for the Oldest Stars

Science Talks Having discovered several of the oldest and most primitive stars using the world’s largest telescopes, speaker Anna Frebel will tell fascinating discovery stories, and show spectacular videos, that illustrate what it means to be a scientist in this day and age. 06/04/2015 - 7:30pm

First Friday: At the Earth's Core

Event A Victorian-era scientist and his young American assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic lizard-bird and full of cavemen, cavewomen, and prehistoric monsters. 06/05/2015 - 5:00pm

Firefly Watch

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn about fireflies and how you can help scientists uncover the reason for their recent population declines. 06/05/2015 - 8:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/06/2015 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Counting Carbon in Trees from Space

Science Talks This presentation describes how cutting-edge remote sensing technologies are used to count trees and their carbon storage from space, supporting a better understanding of rapid environmental change. 06/06/2015 - 11:00am

Butterfly Walk

Citizen Science, Family Program Join us at Prairie Ridge as we discover butterflies 06/06/2015 - 1:00pm

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 06/09/2015 - 9:00am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/10/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/11/2015 - 10:30am

Computer Programming for Beginners

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Discover your inner hacker and sign up today! 06/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Hunting Dinosaurs (and Diamonds, and Dunes)

Workshop or Trip Join Piedmont Laureate James Maxey for a two part writing workshop focused learning how to use nature and science as your muse. 06/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Sounds of Summer: Cicadas

Science Talks Join us to find out how to recognize and identify some of North Carolina’s most common cicada species. 06/11/2015 - 7:00pm

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/13/2015 - 10:00am

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