Science Cafés are a weekly event where anyone can participate in topical discussions with leaders in the fields of science and technology. Hosted by the Daily Planet Cafe in the Nature Research Center, these weekly talks promote discussion of science in an informal setting.
Throughout the year, prominent researchers share their expertise with Museum visitors during presentations, discussions and informal talks.
Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend. Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.
All Upcoming Science Talks
|Science Talks||Learn about the Museum's field research from the Triassic age sediments of Arizona and North Carolina. Schneider will also talk about animals that were alive just before the Age of Dinosaurs.||03/05/2015 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||One of the biggest mysteries about dinosaurs is how they got to be the size of 14 elephants stacked on top of each other, in a short amount of time, while consuming a plant diet. Dr. Mary Schweitzer will explore reproductive habits and growth rate in some of the world's largest dinosaurs.||02/05/2015 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||Featuring special guest lecturer Dr. Mark Norell from the American Museum of Natural History, curator of The World’s Largest Dinosaurs special exhibition.||02/19/2015 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||Dr. Magi will talk about new methods being used to study lightning using satellite observations of Earth.||04/04/2015 - 11:00am|
|Science Talks||Learn what it takes to care for the wild animals at the Conservators Center with help from Tut, the Fennec Fox.||02/07/2015 - 11:00am|
|Science Talks||Join us to learn about Dr. Steven Amstrup's fieldwork in Alaska, the urgent challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic, and the part each of us can play in stopping climate change.||02/26/2015 - 7:00pm|
|Science Talks||Dr. Victoria Arbour will talk about some of the latest research on ankylosaurs, including new discoveries from North America and Mongolia, and insights into their behavior.||02/19/2015 - 6:00pm|
|Science Talks||The discovery of new species often makes headlines worldwide, reminding us that we still know about only a fraction of the Earth’s biodiversity. How do we study this biodiversity and who are the scientists making these discoveries?||02/12/2015 - 7:00pm|