Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Travels Through Indigestion: The GI Tract

Family Program Through the use of models, hands-on activities and a demo-dissection, you’ll learn how things work and where things happen, once your dinner leaves your mouth. 10/07/2014 - 10:00am

Walthour-Moss Hike

Workshop or Trip Located in the sandhills region of North Carolina, and primarily geared to equestrians, we will explore the 4,000 acres of this private preserve on foot. 10/08/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/09/2014 - 10:30am

Educator Trek: Butterfly Pinning and Backyard Bug Collecting — Fall

Workshop or Trip Work with Museum staff in the Naturalist Center to prepare, pin and mount a variety of spectacular tropical butterflies. 10/09/2014 - 6:00pm

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. 10/09/2014 - 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. 10/09/2014 - 6:30pm

Beneath the Surface: Ecosystem of a Pond

Family Program This two-part hands-on class will delve into the functions of an ecosystem in nature, specifically focusing on a freshwater pond ecosystem. 10/11/2014 - 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 10/11/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/16/2014 - 10:30am

Game Night!

Event From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 10/16/2014 - 6:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 10/18/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/23/2014 - 10:30am

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. 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm

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. 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm

Educator Trek: Got Elk?

Workshop or Trip Join us as we search for the majestic elk, reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after an absence of over 200 years. 10/24/2014 - 3:45pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 10/25/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

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

Special Thursday Night Halloween Event

Event Join us for a night of science-themed Halloween fun. 10/30/2014 - 4:30pm

Bats!

Workshop or Trip Explore some of the fascinating roles and diversity of bats and learn about some low- and high-tech tools used in bat research. Test your skills using some tools that are commonly used in bat studies. 10/30/2014 - 6:30pm

Grandparent/Grandchild Day: Spy Chemistry in the American Revolution

Family Program Enter the world of historical espionage and learn from an actual event, how Colonial spies used the principles of chemistry to insure their messages got safely to the intended party. 11/01/2014 - 10:00am

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