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Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 02/19/2015 - 10:30am

Science Cafe: The World's Ugliest Dinosaurs

Science Talks Dr. Victoria Arbour will talk about some of the latest research on ankylosaurs, including new discoveries from North America and Mongolia, and insights into their behavior. 02/19/2015 - 6:00pm

Game Night!

Event, Family Program 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. 02/19/2015 - 6:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Mark Norell

Science Talks Featuring special guest lecturer Dr. Mark Norell from the American Museum of Natural History, curator of The World’s Largest Dinosaurs special exhibition. 02/19/2015 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Forests of the World - Project Learning Tree Secondary Module

Workshop or Trip This workshop provides formal and informal educators with a series of activities to help high school students and educators gain an increased understanding and appreciation of the diversity of world forest environments. 02/21/2015 - 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 02/21/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 02/24/2015 - 9:00am

Organic Chemistry: Your Life, Brought to You by Carbon

Family Program This two part series will give a solid grounding in organic chemistry to the student, demystifying the various chemical and molecular structures, names, reactions, and types of organic compounds. 02/24/2015 - 10:00am

Signs of Nature

Family Program In this class we will learn to distinguish between feeding signs, over-wintering signs and track ways. 02/25/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 02/26/2015 - 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. 02/26/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Working to Save the World’s Polar Bears

Science Talks Join us to learn about Dr. Steven Amstrup's fieldwork in Alaska, the urgent challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic, and the part each of us can play in stopping climate change. 02/26/2015 - 7:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 02/28/2015 - 10:30am

Measuring Your Way from Here to There

Family Program We will test out various measuring devices from the ancient cross-staff to the modern laser distance finder. By the end of class each student will be able to confidently use some basic math to find their location or measure the height of any tree in their backyard. 03/04/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/05/2015 - 10:30am

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