Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 02/28/2015 - 10:30am

Measuring Your Way from Here to There

Family Program We will test out various measuring devices from the ancient cross-staff to the modern laser distance finder. By the end of class each student will be able to confidently use some basic math to find their location or measure the height of any tree in their backyard. 03/04/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/05/2015 - 10:30am

Educator Trek: Loving the Life Cycle

Workshop or Trip Join us as we explore some of our amazing frogs, toads, and salamanders, including our state salamander, the marbled salamander. Participate in amphibian activities you can use in your classroom. 03/05/2015 - 4:30pm

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 basics of getting started in this field. 03/05/2015 - 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. 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Lecture Series: Vince Schneider

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

First Friday: Curse of the Swamp Creature

Event A reclusive mad scientist is experimenting on locals in an attempt to discover the secret to reversing evolution. When a party of oil surveyors stumble upon his lab he decides to turn one of them into a hideous amphibious monster to take revenge upon the world. 03/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 03/07/2015 - 10:30am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 03/10/2015 - 9:00am

Longleaf Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We will visit sites in the sandhills area of the state with staff from the NC Nature Conservancy to learn about the longleaf pine forest and some of those restoration efforts. 03/11/2015 - 8:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/12/2015 - 10:30am

Science Cafe: Brain Awareness Night

Science Talks From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore this concept at a special brains and behavior-themed Science Cafe. 03/12/2015 - 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. 03/12/2015 - 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. 03/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: From Deadly Venomous Cone Snails to Drugs for Pain

Science Talks Join us to learn how research aimed at understanding how the venom of a cone snail could kill people unexpectedly led to biomedical applications, including an approved drug for the treatment of intractable pain. 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm

Reptile and Amphibian Day 2015

Event Come out to the Museum to celebrate some super-cool critters at Reptile and Amphibian Day — this year’s theme is CROCODILIANS! 03/14/2015 - 9:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 03/14/2015 - 10:30am

Science Connections Lecture: The End of Night

Science Talks Author Paul Bogard offers a reading and slide presentation of his critically-acclaimed book about the value of darkness and costs of light pollution. 03/18/2015 - 6:00pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 03/19/2015 - 10:30am

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