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Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 07/18/2015 - 10:30am

Moths at Night

Citizen Science, Family Program Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! 07/18/2015 - 8:00pm

Nature Art and Illustration

Summer Camp Let nature guide your inner artist. We will go canoeing, hiking, search for turtles and other wildlife to inspire your creativity at Historic Yates Mill County Park. Bob Palmatier, a local artist, will teach campers how to illustrate nature with pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, and gouache painting technique in the afternoon. 07/20/2015 - 8:30am

Rocks Rock

Summer Camp Discover why North Carolina is called the “rock and mineral” state. Start a rock collection, excavate a fossil, and break open a geode. 07/20/2015 - 8:45am

Feathered Tales and Dino Scales

Summer Camp Birds have feathers, scales, tails, AND some dinosaurs did too! We will investigate how dinosaurs transformed into the birds we have today by studying our Museum’s fossils. 07/20/2015 - 8:45am

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon camps for rising K to 1st grade. Each day we will enjoy our lunches and then either play a game, make a craft, or watch a live nature show. 07/20/2015 - 12:15pm

Talons, Paws, and Claws

Summer Camp What is the difference between talons or claws? We find animals all around us. This camp will investigate who lives in our backyard and who lives afar. 07/20/2015 - 1:30pm

Lab Blast for Groups

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. 07/22/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/23/2015 - 10:30am

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. 07/23/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Is Solar Power the Answer?

Science Talks Dr. Jordan Kern will talk about the investment value of solar panels for homeowners, how the rapid growth of distributed solar power is pushing utilities to become more sustainable, and why you should be cautiously optimistic about our ability to avert severe climate change. 07/23/2015 - 7:00pm

RAC Lecture: Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy

Science Talks Amateur astronomer William Huggins adapted the spectroscope to study of the celestial realm, and in November, 1862, presented a paper on the topic to the Royal Astronomical Society. Astronomy has never been the same since. Join science historian Barbara J. Becker for an exploration of Huggins's pioneering contributions to astrophysics, and learn about the collaborative contributions made by his wife, Margaret. 07/23/2015 - 7:00pm

Caterpillars Count Workshop for Educators

Citizen Science, Workshop or Trip Learn how to get your students or visitors involved in citizen science research about insect food sources for birds 07/25/2015 - 9:00am

Lab Blast for Groups

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. 07/25/2015 - 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 07/25/2015 - 10:30am

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