Programs & Events

Family Programs

Title Program Type Description Date

Organic Chemistry: Your Life, Brought to You by Carbon

Family Program This two part all day class 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. 04/21/2015 - 10:00am

Advanced Microbiology Series: From Soil to the Stars

Family Program In this 3-part class series we will explore the innovative changes in bacterial identification methods, including DNA sequencing, Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry, and bacterial protein patterns. We will travel from the lonely biomes of extreme locations on our planet and the unseen worlds of the human skin and gut, to the distant reaches beyond our galaxy. 04/21/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/23/2015 - 10:30am

Learn about ANKYLOSAURS!

Event, Family Program Victoria Arbour, a postdoctoral researcher in the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab, will answer your questions about dinosaurs! 04/23/2015 - 6:00pm

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. 04/23/2015 - 6:30pm

Preparing for Summer’s Harvest

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the basics of preservation with Siobhan O’Neal as she talks about canning, pickling, drying, smoking and freezing as methods of natural preservation. 04/23/2015 - 6:30pm

Statewide Star Party at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Come learn about the stars and how you can help scientists learn more about our universe. 04/24/2015 - 8:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 04/25/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 04/28/2015 - 9:00am

Advanced Microbiology Series: From Soil to the Stars

Family Program In this 3-part class series we will explore the innovative changes in bacterial identification methods, including DNA sequencing, Maldi-TOF mass spectrometry, and bacterial protein patterns. We will travel from the lonely biomes of extreme locations on our planet and the unseen worlds of the human skin and gut, to the distant reaches beyond our galaxy. 04/28/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 04/30/2015 - 10:30am

Spring Fling!: Build Your Own Trebuchet

Family Program, Workshop or Trip What better way to start your Spring than with a little medieval fun and destruction! Discover the science behind the most devastating war machine ever created during the days of knights and castles. 04/30/2015 - 6:30pm

Drug Development Series: Where do Drugs Come From, and How?

Family Program In this 4-part series, students will participate in hands-on activities and discussions on biomanufacturing techniques (e.g. genetic engineering, extraction processes, cell culturing, and purification methods), pre-clinical testing, clinical trial phases, and research ethics. 05/05/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 05/07/2015 - 10:30am

Terrific Terrariums

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Do you love house plants but hate watering them? A terrarium might be the perfect solution! 05/07/2015 - 6:30pm

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