Programs & Events

Family Programs

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Date

Wacky Weeds and the Bacteria that Love Them

Family Program In this class, you will work on an active research project, along with middle school classrooms across the state, learning about host-microbe interactions and the importance of bacteria and fungi in the environment. 09/16/2014 - 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

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. 12/18/2014 - 6:30pm

Programming and Electronics with the Raspberry Pi

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Participants in this class will use the Raspberry Pi, a credit card size computer, and Python to animate an 8x8 LED light matrix. 12/11/2014 - 6:30pm

Primitive Candle Making

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Bring home a collection of your own primitive light sources just in time for the holidays! 12/11/2014 - 6:30pm

Our Tropical Connections

Family Program Join us as we learn all about our tropical connections and meet some live creatures that call the tropics their home! 03/25/2015 - 10:00am

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. 02/17/2015 - 10:00am

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. 02/17/2015 - 10:00am

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! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 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

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