Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

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

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

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

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

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 10/04/2014 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Plants Have Stem Cells

Science Talks This presentation will discuss plant stem cell regulation and how that is addressing the world demand for food and sustainable energy. 10/04/2014 - 11:00am

Travels Through Indigestion: The GI Tract

Family Program Through the use of models, hands-on activities and a demo-dissection, you’ll learn how things work and where things happen, once your dinner leaves your mouth. 10/07/2014 - 10:00am

Walthour-Moss Hike

Workshop or Trip Located in the sandhills region of North Carolina, and primarily geared to equestrians, we will explore the 4,000 acres of this private preserve on foot. 10/08/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

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

Educator Trek: Butterfly Pinning and Backyard Bug Collecting — Fall

Workshop or Trip Work with Museum staff in the Naturalist Center to prepare, pin and mount a variety of spectacular tropical butterflies. 10/09/2014 - 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. 10/09/2014 - 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. 10/09/2014 - 6:30pm

Beneath the Surface: Ecosystem of a Pond

Family Program This two-part hands-on class will delve into the functions of an ecosystem in nature, specifically focusing on a freshwater pond ecosystem. 10/11/2014 - 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 10/11/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/16/2014 - 10:30am

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