Programs & Events

Workshops & Trips

Titlesort descending Program Type Description Date

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

A Treemendous Take on Trees

Family Program, Workshop or Trip We will use the outdoor classroom at Prairie Ridge to take a close look on how to properly age a tree, the difference between the terms coniferous and evergreens, and basic tree identification by using leaves, bark, and shape of a tree. Then, using the expansive variety of native trees in the arboretum at Prairie Ridge, we will put what we learned into practice. 05/24/2014 - 1:00pm

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

Computer Programming for Beginners

Workshop or Trip This course is designed to introduce basic programming skills to anyone interested in programming using the free and easy to use development environment Microsoft Small Basic. 04/24/2014 - 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

FrogWatch Training Workshop

Citizen Science, Workshop or Trip Learn about North Carolina's frogs and toads as you become a trained FrogWatch USA volunteer. 04/26/2014 - 4:00pm

Getting Started in Astro-Imaging

Workshop or Trip Covering the basic areas of getting started in Astro-Imaging, this class is targeted to adults of any age with a interest in learning more about astronomy. 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Getting Started in Astronomy

Workshop or Trip Targeted to adults of any age with a interest in learning more about astronomy, we will cover the basic areas of getting started in this field. 05/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy

Workshop or Trip Learn the basic areas of introducing your kids to Astronomy. This class is targeted to parents, grandparents, etc. of children from 5 years old to teenagers. 06/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Holly Shelter Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip Experience the dense pocosins (evergreen shrub bogs) and longleaf pine savannas in this 64,000 acre natural area. Holly Shelter is rich in wildlife and plant diversity including carnivorous plants. 05/14/2014 - 7:00am

Member Exclusive: Nest Watching for Science

Citizen Science, Workshop or Trip Join us at Prairie Ridge and learn how to monitor bird nests in your yard for science! 05/03/2014 - 2:00pm

Mountain Birding Weekend

Workshop or Trip For birders of all levels, brush up on your birding skills as we explore some beautiful mountain habitats with the Museum's staff. 05/16/2014 - 10:00am

Picture Creek Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We will hike through the world’s largest population of the federally endangered smooth coneflower in peak bloom during this visit to the Picture Creek nature preserve 06/04/2014 - 7:30am

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. 05/01/2014 - 6:00pm

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. 05/01/2014 - 6:00pm

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