Programs & Events

Earth Month: Biodiversity and Conservation

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Apr. 24, 2014 | Thursday, 5:00pm
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Location: Nature Research Center

Nine assorted bugsThe Museum is celebrating Earth Day all month long! Join us for Earth Month every Science Thursday in April from 5-9pm. Each Thursday will have a different conservation-related topic. Come see exhibitors, listen to talks and participate in activities and learn more about ways YOU can make the Earth a better place!

Biodiversity & Conservation exhibitors will include Capital Group Sierra Club, Ball Energy Services, NC Natural Heritage Program, Conservators’ Center, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, Triangle Greenways Council, and the Arthropod Zoo.

Drop off your CFLs! Did you know that throwing away Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) is illegal and can cause mercury to enter our water sources?  Drop your CFLs off tonight and learn more about disposing of them the proper way! Alkaline Batteries (e.g. AAA, AA, C, D & watch batteries) can also be dropped off.

Studying Mammals Around the World and in Your Back Yard with Camera Traps
Roland Kays, PhD, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
5:10pm, NRC, SECU Daily Planet Theater

The Golden Eagle has Landed
Chris Kelly, Wildlife Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
6pm, NRC, SECU Daily Planet Theater 

Science Café: Invasive Lionfish
Dr. Craig Layman, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University
7:30pm, NRC, The Daily Planet Cafe


  • Meet Naja, a live Caracal from the Conservators’ Center, and other live animals!
  • Learn about Rainforest Adventure, opening April 26!

Earth Month Schedule