Programs & Events

Military Appreciation Week

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Jul. 21, 2013 | Sunday, 12:00pm
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July 21-27
Visitors must show Military ID to receive discounts
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum of Natural Sciences would like to thank and celebrate the members of our military through its own Military Appreciation Week, July 21–27. During Military Appreciation week, all tickets to the Museum’s special exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion, are only $6 for visitors showing Military ID. Members of the military also receive 15% off all merchandise in the Museum Stores, a 10% discount in the Daily Planet Café, plus $20 off Friends of the Museum memberships. This is the world premiere of Dinosaurs in Motion, a new exhibit that blends art with science and features 14 magnificent, life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils and built by Asheville artist John Payne.

The week will also feature the following special presentations in the SECU Daily Planet Theater in the Nature Research Center wing. These presentations are free-of-charge and require no advance reservations -- just join us!

Military Appreciation Week Special Presentations
Date and Time Presenter Presentation Title About
Mon, July 22
1:00 pm

Jessie Schillaci
Civilian Wildlife Biologist
Fort Bragg Army Base

Military Base Ecosystems and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Military bases’ conservation efforts and endangered species.
Mon, July 22
2:00 pm
Jeffrey Beane
Collections Manager for Herpetology
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Secrets from the Fire Forest The results of spying on rare snakes in the North Carolina Sandhills.
Tue, July 23
1:00 pm

John Gerwin
Curator of Birds
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Military Base Ecosystems and the Painted Bunting

The natural and “cultural” history of the Painted Bunting and its occurrence on military bases.
Wed, July 24
Mike Moss
Weather and Military Operations
1:00 pm

Dr. Chris Moorman
Professor and Coordinator of the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Program
NCSU, and
Marcus Lashley
Graduate Researcher- Forestry and Environmental Research

Military Base Ecosystems and Mammals

Hear which North Carolina mammals call our military bases home.

Thu, July 25
1:00 pm
Dr. Bill Clark
Electronics Division Chief
Army Research Office
Army Night Vision: We Own the Night Night vision technology
Fri, July 26
1:00 pm

Tyson Wepprich
Graduate Researcher in Biology

How Biologists Learned to Love The Base

Learn why Ft. Bragg has so many unique animals, including a rare butterfly found nowhere else.