Programs & Events

Family Programs

Title Program Type Description Date

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 05/27/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 05/29/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program: The Birds, the Bees, & the Butterflies

Family Program Give yourselves a night out and the kids a chance to learn about cool topics, play games, and make recycled crafts. 05/29/2014 - 5:30pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 05/31/2014 - 10:30am

Pollution, Bioremediation & Toxicology Series

Family Program, Workshop or Trip During this 2-part series, participants will use hands-on lab activities and discussions to explore various methods used to find, track and fix pollution, such as: PCR; chromogenic fluorescence and bioluminescence methods; classic bacterial cultures as ways to detect and trace pollution; and bioremediation of toxic wastes using bacterial and fungal methods. 06/01/2014 - 6:00pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/05/2014 - 10:30am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/07/2014 - 10:30am

Firefly Watch

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn about fireflies and how you can help scientists uncover the reason for their recent population declines. 06/07/2014 - 8:00pm

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 06/10/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/12/2014 - 10:30am

The Chemistry and Physics of Living Things

Family Program, Workshop or Trip During this class we will learn some painless chemistry, and conduct exciting experiments. 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Extreme North Carolina Weather!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class, we will explore the science behind the worst types of weather that affect our state every year - tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, winter storms, and hurricanes. We will also discuss how to look out for and recognize potentially hazardous weather, and how to keep yourself and your family safe when stormy weather comes your way. 06/12/2014 - 6:30pm

Bioluminescence & Fluorescence – Journey to the Nobel Prize

Family Program, Workshop or Trip The principles of bioluminescence and fluorescence are explored and contrasted, as part of the exploration of Osamu Shimomura’s lifelong journey to discovery and the Nobel Prize. 06/14/2014 - 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 06/14/2014 - 10:30am

Trapping Mammals — on Camera!

Citizen Science, Family Program Help us collect data from our camera traps and see which mammals have been spotted on the grounds! 06/14/2014 - 1:00pm

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