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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/23/2015 - 10:30am

Learn about ANKYLOSAURS!

Event, Family Program Victoria Arbour, a postdoctoral researcher in the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab, will answer your questions about dinosaurs! 04/23/2015 - 6:00pm

Robot Lab

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn how to build an autonomous, Arduino powered robot from scratch, program it using a computer, and then compete against all of the other participants. 04/23/2015 - 6:30pm

Preparing for Summer’s Harvest

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the basics of preservation with Siobhan O’Neal as she talks about canning, pickling, drying, smoking and freezing as methods of natural preservation. 04/23/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Science Snapshots

Science Talks Join us for an evening of “Lightning Talks” on a variety of scientific topics. From neurobiology to forest conservation to chimpanzee intelligence, local young researchers will discuss their favorite discoveries and give us a glimpse into new discoveries happening in the Triangle. 04/23/2015 - 7:00pm

Statewide Star Party at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Come learn about the stars and how you can help scientists learn more about our universe. 04/24/2015 - 8:00pm

Educator Trek: GIS Mapping in your School

Workshop or Trip This workshop will introduce a powerful spatial mapping tool known as GIS, or “Geographic Information Systems.” 04/25/2015 - 9:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 04/25/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 04/28/2015 - 9:00am

Advanced Microbiology Series: From Soil to the Stars

Family Program In this 3-part class series we will explore the innovative changes in bacterial identification methods, including DNA sequencing, Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry, and bacterial protein patterns. We will travel from the lonely biomes of extreme locations on our planet and the unseen worlds of the human skin and gut, to the distant reaches beyond our galaxy. 04/28/2015 - 10:00am

Mitchell Mill Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us as we hike Mitchell Mill State Natural Area, a large granite pluton that stretches 50 miles from Johnston County to the Virginia border. 04/29/2015 - 9:00am

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Wildacres

Workshop or Trip Morning and afternoon field trips, speakers, entertainment, late-night stargazing sessions and much more highlight this laid-back learning adventure scheduled for the peak of the spring wildflower season in the mountains. 04/30/2015 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

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

Journey to Space 3D Premiere

Event Join us for the red carpet premiere of our newest film, Journey to Space 3D, and enjoy a presentation with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alan Rich. 04/30/2015 - 5:30pm

Spring Fling!: Build Your Own Trebuchet

Family Program, Workshop or Trip What better way to start your Spring than with a little medieval fun and destruction! Discover the science behind the most devastating war machine ever created during the days of knights and castles. 04/30/2015 - 6:30pm