Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Computer Programming for Beginners

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Discover your inner hacker and sign up today! 06/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Computer Programming for Beginners

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Have you ever wondered how a computer program works? Do you want to make your own computer games and websites? Discover your inner hacker and sign up today! 06/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Hunting Dinosaurs (and Diamonds, and Dunes)

Workshop or Trip Join Piedmont Laureate James Maxey for a two part writing workshop focused learning how to use nature and science as your muse. 06/11/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Sounds of Summer: Cicadas

Science Talks Join us to find out how to recognize and identify some of North Carolina’s most common cicada species. 06/11/2015 - 7:00pm

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/13/2015 - 10:00am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/13/2015 - 10:00am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 06/13/2015 - 10:30am

Junior Naturalist

Summer Camp This camp offers a true field experience as young scientists investigate the diversity of plants and animals living within the Raleigh city limits. Sharpen your observation skills as a citizen scientist by identify dragonflies by the pond or helping record biodiversity on the prairie. 06/15/2015 - 8:30am

Green Machines

Summer Camp Are you interested in learning how to design and build LEGO® machines powered by alternative energy sources? Bring your creativity and enthusiasm for conserving the natural world as we partner with Play-well TEKnologies to build a wind-powered electrical generation facility or invent a new machine with green technology. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

Green Builders

Summer Camp We will spend our mornings learning about green technology and our afternoons designing and applying our green building skills in the LEGO® lab with Play-well TEKnologies. 06/15/2015 - 8:45am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/17/2015 - 10:00am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/17/2015 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 06/18/2015 - 10:30am

Game Night!

Event From Ocean-o-poly, Science Bingo and Pandemic to such Throwback-Thursday favorites as Mousetrap, Operation, Clue and Candyland it’s all about having a great time with friends and family. 06/18/2015 - 6:00pm

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, participants will analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, participants will analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Hunting Dinosaurs (and Diamonds, and Dunes)

Workshop or Trip Join Piedmont Laureate James Maxey for a two part writing workshop focused learning how to use nature and science as your muse. 06/18/2015 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: What Happens When you Flush? Or When you Can’t Flush?

Science Talks We’ll discuss how human waste is treated to protect our rivers, lakes, and streams. 06/18/2015 - 7:00pm

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/20/2015 - 10:00am

Lab Blast

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Join us for a wild ride through science, where we will explore different phenomena including buoyancy, water tension and gas expansion. Brightly colored foam tsunamis and loud (controlled) explosions will punctuate this one-hour science experience. 06/20/2015 - 10:00am

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