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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

Climbing Your Family Tree: How to Get Started in Genealogy

Workshop or Trip In this class we will learn how to gather basic genealogical information and organize it into a family tree. We will also learn how DNA testing can be used to tell us more about our ancestors and where we came from, and attendees will extract and go home with a sample of their own DNA. 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

Educator Trek: Loving the Life Cycle

Workshop or Trip Join us as we explore some of our amazing frogs, toads, and salamanders, including our state salamander, the marbled salamander. Participate in amphibian activities you can use in your classroom. 03/05/2015 - 4:30pm

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. 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Vince Schneider

Science Talks Learn about the Museum's field research from the Triassic age sediments of Arizona and North Carolina. Schneider will also talk about animals that were alive just before the Age of Dinosaurs. 03/05/2015 - 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 03/07/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 03/10/2015 - 9:00am

Longleaf Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We will visit sites in the sandhills area of the state with staff from the NC Nature Conservancy to learn about the longleaf pine forest and some of those restoration efforts. 03/11/2015 - 8:00am

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