Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Natural Talent Design Competition 2014

Event Get a glimpse of a green future as college students from across the state come together to participate in the 2014 Natural Talent Design Competition. 04/26/2014 - 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 04/26/2014 - 10:30am

FrogWatch Training Workshop

Citizen Science, Workshop or Trip Learn about North Carolina's frogs and toads as you become a trained FrogWatch USA volunteer. 04/26/2014 - 4:00pm

Family Science Investigation: Drug Development Series - Where do new drugs come from, and how?

Family Program In this 4-part series, students will participate in hands-on activities and discussions on biomanufacturing techniques (e.g. genetic engineering, extraction processes, and purification methods), clinical trial phases, and research ethics. 04/29/2014 - 10:00am

Family Science Investigation: Signs of Nature

Family Program During this class we will learn to distinguish between feeding signs, over-wintering signs and track ways. We will also learn an easy method for making plaster casts in the woods. 04/30/2014 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 05/01/2014 - 10:30am

Science Thursday Hawk Watch

Event Come see Raleigh’s amazing red-tails! 05/01/2014 - 5:30pm

Pollution, Bioremediation & Toxicology Series

Family Program, Workshop or Trip During this 2-part series, participants will use hands-on lab activities and discussions to explore various methods used to find, track and fix pollution, such as: PCR; chromogenic fluorescence and bioluminescence methods; classic bacterial cultures as ways to detect and trace pollution; and bioremediation of toxic wastes using bacterial and fungal methods. 05/01/2014 - 6:00pm

Pollution, Bioremediation & Toxicology Series

Family Program, Workshop or Trip During this 2-part series, participants will use hands-on lab activities and discussions to explore various methods used to find, track and fix pollution, such as: PCR; chromogenic fluorescence and bioluminescence methods; classic bacterial cultures as ways to detect and trace pollution; and bioremediation of toxic wastes using bacterial and fungal methods. 05/01/2014 - 6:00pm

POW! BANG! KaBOOOOM!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class we will briefly discuss the two largest comic book universes, compare mutations and distinctive characteristics, and relate mutants and superheroes to the animal kingdom. We will also design our own heroes while relating them back to what we have learned; discuss back stories of our characters, and much more! 05/01/2014 - 6:30pm

POW! BANG! KaBOOOOM!

Family Program, Workshop or Trip In this class we will briefly discuss the two largest comic book universes, compare mutations and distinctive characteristics, and relate mutants and superheroes to the animal kingdom. We will also design our own heroes while relating them back to what we have learned; discuss back stories of our characters, and much more! 05/01/2014 - 6:30pm

Science Trivia!

Event Questions feature a mix of science facts, current news, pop culture and scientific discoveries. 05/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Gnomes and Fairies Spring Up at Prairie Ridge

Event, Family Program Come help us celebrate as the gnomes and fairies come out of their winter slumber. 05/03/2014 - 9:00am

Gnomes and Fairies Spring Up at Prairie Ridge

Event, Family Program Come help us celebrate as the gnomes and fairies come out of their winter slumber. 05/03/2014 - 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 05/03/2014 - 10:30am

Science Saturday: Astronomy on the Edge

Science Talks Dr. Smith will present recent new discoveries in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and how they relate to our understanding of life and our place in the Universe. 05/03/2014 - 11:00am

Downtown Hawks

Family Program Come see Raleigh's amazing red-tails! 05/05/2014 - 11:30am

Family Science Investigation: Bacteriology Series – Not All Germs Are “Germs”

Family Program In this 3-part series, bacteria, in all their terrorizing as well as life-saving forms, will be examined through a variety of hands-on activities such as streaking culture plates, Gram staining, and setting up biochemical and antibiotic sensitivity tests to identify an unknown bacteria. 05/06/2014 - 10:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 05/08/2014 - 10:30am

The Science of Jewelry

Family Program, Workshop or Trip Discover the science behind your favorite piece of jewelry, and learn how to make your very own! Cost of class includes supplies for one necklace or two bracelets. 05/08/2014 - 6:30pm

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