Programs & Events

Workshops & Trips

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The Science of Jewelry

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the science behind your favorite piece of jewelry, and learn how to make your very own! Cost of class includes supplies for one necklace or two bracelets. 05/08/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Behind Homebrewing

Workshop or Trip Join us for an introduction to hombrewing complete with a live demonstration of the brewing procedure using a simplified one gallon recipe! We will cover the ingredients, all necessary basic equipment, the steps in making your first batch, a little on the science behind these steps, and why each part is vital to helping you produce a quality, tasty beer in your own kitchen! 05/22/2014 - 6:00pm

POW! BANG! KaBOOOOM!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class we will briefly discuss the two largest comic book universes, compare mutations and distinctive characteristics, and relate mutants and superheroes to the animal kingdom. We will also design our own heroes while relating them back to what we have learned; discuss back stories of our characters, and much more! 05/01/2014 - 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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