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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

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/13/2015 - 10:30am

Junior Naturalist

Summer Camp This camp offers a true field experience as young scientists investigate the diversity of plants and animals living within the Raleigh city limits. Sharpen your observation skills as a citizen scientist by identify dragonflies by the pond or helping record biodiversity on the prairie. 06/15/2015 - 8:30am

Green Builders

Summer Camp We will spend our mornings learning about green technology and our afternoons designing and applying our green building skills in the LEGO® lab with Play-well TEKnologies. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

Green Machines

Summer Camp Are you interested in learning how to design and build LEGO® machines powered by alternative energy sources? Bring your creativity and enthusiasm for conserving the natural world as we partner with Play-well TEKnologies to build a wind-powered electrical generation facility or invent a new machine with green technology. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

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. 06/17/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/18/2015 - 10:30am

Game Night!

Event From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm

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. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

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