Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Our Tropical Connection

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Family Program
May. 14, 2014 | Wednesday, 10:00am
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Wednesday, May 14 2014; 10am – 12pm
Suggested minimum age 8 (minors must be accompanied by paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

North Carolina may be separated from the tropics by several hundred miles, yet we remain connected in many ways.  Some of the connections are obvious like the winter migration of many North Carolina birds, but other connections have a much more tangled and intriguing path. How does a sick patient in our state benefit from the poison of a tropical frog?  How did World War II contribute to the success of the invasive fire ant in North Carolina? Join us as we meet some live creatures that will help us define our tropical connections.

Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!

Program Instructor: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

All classes are made available through the generosity of a grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.