Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

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. 10/16/2014 - 6:00pm

Science Cafe: Neuroplasticity

Science Talks You've probably heard the claims that nutrition and exercise influence brain health, but what is the science behind these claims? 10/16/2014 - 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 10/18/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 10/23/2014 - 10:30am

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. 10/23/2014 - 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. 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: What’s Your Wild Connection?

Science Talks, Science Cafe You just might find that discussing dancing prairie chickens, picky lionesses, or cheating swans makes the perfect segue into talking about some very common human problems. At the end of the day, animals have a lot to teach us about love and relationships. 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm

Educator Trek: Got Elk?

Workshop or Trip Join us as we search for the majestic elk, reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after an absence of over 200 years. 10/24/2014 - 3:45pm

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 10/25/2014 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

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

Halloween Fun Night

Event Come out to the Museum to celebrate all things Halloween! We will have games, contests and live Halloween animals. 10/30/2014 - 5:00pm

Bats!

Workshop or Trip Explore some of the fascinating roles and diversity of bats and learn about some low- and high-tech tools used in bat research. Test your skills using some tools that are commonly used in bat studies. 10/30/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Cafe: Monster Menu

Science Talks, Science Cafe Join us for an overview of vampire, zombie and witch myths, and the amazing evolutionary backstories of their key ingredients. 10/30/2014 - 7:00pm

Grandparent/Grandchild Day: Spy Chemistry in the American Revolution

Family Program Enter the world of historical espionage and learn from an actual event, how Colonial spies used the principles of chemistry to insure their messages got safely to the intended party. 11/01/2014 - 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 11/01/2014 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Extinction Is Forever: Or Is It?

Science Talks 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last Passenger Pigeon. Dr. Gerwin will discuss this and other extinction events of various animals from the Southeast. He will also describe a project proposed to bring back the Passenger Pigeon. 11/01/2014 - 11:00am

Clemmons State Forest Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us on a late fall hike to enjoy the talking trees in Clemmons Educational State Forest near Clayton before they begin their winter nap. 11/05/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 11/06/2014 - 10:30am

The Science of Jewelry

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the science behind your a piece of jewelry, and learn how to make your very own, just in time for the holidays! 11/06/2014 - 6:30pm

The Science of Jewelry

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the science behind your a piece of jewelry, and learn how to make your very own, just in time for the holidays! 11/06/2014 - 6:30pm

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