Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Wacky Weeds and the Bacteria that Love Them

Family Program In this class, you will work on an active research project, along with middle school classrooms across the state, learning about host-microbe interactions and the importance of bacteria and fungi in the environment. 09/23/2014 - 10:00am

Nature Play Time

Family Program Join us at Prairie Ridge each Tuesday this summer for our series of informal play opportunities. 09/23/2014 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 09/25/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Explorers' Drop-off Program: Insect Invasion!

Family Program Give yourselves a night out and the kids a chance to learn about cool topics, play games, and make recycled crafts. 09/25/2014 - 5:30pm

Science Behind Homebrewing

Workshop or Trip Join us for an introduction to homebrewing 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! 09/25/2014 - 6:00pm

Science of Food: Yogurt

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn about the science of yogurt and go home with supplies to make a batch in your own kitchen. 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Science of Food: Yogurt

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Learn about the science of yogurt and go home with supplies to make a batch in your own kitchen. 09/25/2014 - 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. 09/25/2014 - 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. 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

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. 09/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Outer Banks Adventure

Workshop or Trip Travel from Corolla to Cape Hatteras and explore the geology and ecology of barrier island habitats from beaches to maritime forests. 09/26/2014 - 3:45pm

Take a Child Outside at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Event, Family Program Join us for our annual celebration of children and nature during Take a Child Outside Week! 09/27/2014 - 12:00am

Take a Child Outside at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Event, Family Program Join us for our annual celebration of children and nature during Take a Child Outside Week! 09/27/2014 - 12:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 09/27/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/02/2014 - 10:30am

Intermediate Programming: The Shape of Things

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Using a little coding you will learn three different ways you can draw circles with the programming language Small Basic. We will go over the basic math behind a circle and create our own drawings from the ground up. This class is intended for intermediate coders with some experience using a programming language. 10/02/2014 - 6:30pm

Intermediate Programming: The Shape of Things

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Using a little coding you will learn three different ways you can draw circles with the programming language Small Basic. We will go over the basic math behind a circle and create our own drawings from the ground up. This class is intended for intermediate coders with some experience using a programming language. 10/02/2014 - 6:30pm

Halloween Potions & Goo!

Family Program In keeping with the eerie joy that is Halloween, we will explore the chemistry of fake fluids, potions and goo. Participants will learn why these substances act as they do and leave with some recipes to make their Halloween night appropriately ghoulish and glowing! 10/02/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Connections Lecture: Extravagant Weapons

Science Talks This talk develops the idea that arms races driving the evolution of huge weapons in animals parallel the races we see in our own military past. 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Trivia!

Event Science Trivia nights at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences feature a mix of questions about science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm

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