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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 02/07/2015 - 10:30am

Ridges Mountain Hike

Workshop or Trip We will hike the Ridges Mountain Nature Preserve trail and learn about its interesting history and natural history. 02/11/2015 - 9:00am

Nature’s Machines

Family Program During this class we will investigate and compare the technologies of the human and natural worlds to see where we differ and where we overlap. We will examine laws of physics that shape and constrain these technologies. We will build structures to test for strength and see if we could do better by mimicking nature. 02/11/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 02/12/2015 - 10:30am

Darwin Day 2015

Event Spend Valentine’s Day learning about Charles Darwin and what his theories of natural selection have done for the world of science, research and education. 02/14/2015 - 9:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 02/14/2015 - 10:30am

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. 02/17/2015 - 10:00am

Eureka! Properties of Matter

Family Program Delve into the properties of matter by doing exciting experiments with buoyancy, mass, and density. 02/18/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

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

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

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

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