Programs & Events

Programs & Events

Title Program Type Description Date

Survival of the Fittest

Summer Camp Learn to navigate by the stars, tell time with the sun, and build your own compass. Search for edible plants, find out what kind of bugs make a good snack, and make a survival shelter. Put your fire building skills to the test as we cook dinner using utensils you made by hand and spend the night under the stars. 07/07/2014 - 8:30am

Careers Showcase: Animal Edition!

Summer Camp Are you interested in a career working with animals? Join us for an in-depth look at animal-focused careers. 07/07/2014 - 8:45am

Rainforest Science

Summer Camp We will check out the rainforests that are located around the world along with areas right here in the U.S. Campers will investigate the ecological impact of deforestation, agriculture, and development to these regions. 07/07/2014 - 8:45am

Walk Through the Seasons

Family Program Explore nature at Prairie Ridge with a Museum naturalist 07/08/2014 - 9:00am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/10/2014 - 10:30am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 07/12/2014 - 10:30am

Aquatic WET

Summer Camp Based at Yates Mill Pond, we will learn aquatic science in the field through hands-on activities, experiments, and observations! 07/14/2014 - 8:30am

CSI: Solve the Outbreak

Summer Camp Take lead professional roles as the mystery outbreak is tracked down. 07/14/2014 - 8:45am

Build it BIG

Summer Camp Nature has a lot to teach us about construction. If you enjoy creating imaginative objects, tinkering, and curious about how things work, then this is the engineering camp for you! 07/14/2014 - 8:45am

Caterpillars, Beetles and Worms!

Summer Camp Learn more about some of nature’s tiniest creatures, insects! 07/14/2014 - 8:45am

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join the Museum’s Junior Curators for lunch between your morning and afternoon summer camps for rising K to 1st grade. Each day we will enjoy our lunches and then either play a game, make a craft, or watch a short nature show. 07/14/2014 - 12:15pm

Girls in Science Piedmont Summer Ed-Venture

Summer Camp, Youth Science Program Summer Ed-Venture will engage girls in hands-on science experiences in the natural world and in the Museum. 07/14/2014 - 1:00pm

Girls in Science Piedmont Summer Ed-Venture

Summer Camp, Youth Science Program Summer Ed-Venture will engage girls in hands-on science experiences in the natural world and in the Museum. 07/14/2014 - 1:00pm

Tromping through the Tropics

Summer Camp We will explore how the Rainforest's four different layers make up habitat for plants and animals that live there. Get ready to track exotic animals as they use camouflage to hide, crawl your way up a Kapok tree, and get a bug’s eye view of this ever changing world. 07/14/2014 - 1:30pm

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 07/17/2014 - 10:30am

Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge

Citizen Science, Family Program Learn how YOU can contribute to science during our weekly citizen science walks 07/19/2014 - 10:30am

Moths at Night

Citizen Science, Family Program Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! 07/19/2014 - 8:00pm

Enviro-Art

Summer Camp We are combining our love of nature and art in this camp. Enhance your drawing and painting skills as we study and observe the world around us. Bob Palmatier, local artist, researcher, and environmental educator will guide you through the world of shadow and light. 07/21/2014 - 8:30am

The Science Behind What You Eat

Summer Camp Have your science and eat it too!! We will be using different experiments to see if you really are what you eat. 07/21/2014 - 8:45am

SPLASH!

Summer Camp Campers will take a close look at the water around us and the mysterious way it stretches and bends. Splash your way through different water competitions and challenge our staff to see who is the King or Queen of the biggest bubble! 07/21/2014 - 8:45am

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