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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/02/2015 - 10:30am

Oh What a Relief: Faux Fossil Modeling and Mold Making Class

Family Program, Workshop or Trip If you’ve ever wanted to start making your own models, or if you’re interested in making duplicate models, then this is a great introduction to the sculptural process. 04/02/2015 - 6:30pm

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn the basic areas of introducing your kids to Astronomy. This class is targeted to parents, grandparents, etc. of children from 5 years old to teenagers. 04/02/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Trivia!

Event Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences feature a mix of questions about science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 04/02/2015 - 7:00pm

First Friday: Gorgo

Event Neither bombs, bullets, jets nor rockets can stop Gorgo ... but one little boy knows its secret! Wouldn’t you like to know? 04/03/2015 - 5:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

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

Science Saturday: Watching Lightning from Space

Science Talks Dr. Magi will talk about new methods being used to study lightning using satellite observations of Earth. 04/04/2015 - 11:00am

Carvers Creek Hike

Workshop or Trip We will visit one of our newer state parks in Cumberland County to hike the trails and learn more about the park and its interesting history. 04/08/2015 - 8:00am

A Mountain of Weather

Family Program Students will learn about adiabatic rates, dew points, cloud formation, orographic lifting and natural phenomenon like the Chinook and Santa Anna winds. Students will use simple calculations to predict how temperature and humidity change from one side of the mountain to the other. 04/08/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/09/2015 - 10:30am

Educator Trek: Butterfly Pinning and Backyard Bug Collecting - Spring

Workshop or Trip Prepare, pin and mount a variety of spectacular tropical butterflies. 04/09/2015 - 6:00pm

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! 04/09/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Where Have All the Elephants Gone?

Science Talks Dr. K.K. Sarma will share stories from his life among the wild and captive Asian elephants, and map out a vision to help save the last wild populations of this iconic species. 04/09/2015 - 7:00pm

Member Exclusive: Fireside Chat

Event Join us for a Member Exclusive Fireside Chat and explore the wonders of Prairie Ridge after dark. 04/10/2015 - 7:00pm

Black River Paddle Trip

Workshop or Trip Paddle the beautiful Black River which flows by some of the oldest living trees in the eastern United States. 04/11/2015 - 7:00am