Programs & Events

Programs & Events

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Intermediate Programming: Going Around in Circles

Family Program, Workshop or Trip The CIRCLE is a powerful concept when used in graphics programing and is a useful tool with many applications. We will explain: the graphics screen, the SIN and COS math functions (EASY!), the FOR loop in greater depth and drawing to the screen. 01/08/2015 - 6:30pm

Introduction to Tracking

Family Program Join us for a fun and informative introduction to tracking at Prairie Ridge! 01/24/2015 - 9:00am

Junior Geologist

Summer Camp Discover the dynamic world of North Carolina geology through experiments, creating a geologic time scale, investigating plate tectonics and the Museum’s fossils. 07/13/2015 - 8:45am

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 grassy prairie. 06/15/2015 - 8:30am

Longleaf Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We will visit sites in the sandhills area of the state with staff from the NC Nature Conservancy to learn about the longleaf pine forest and some of those restoration efforts. 03/11/2015 - 8:00am

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon 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. 06/22/2015 - 12:15pm

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon 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. 07/20/2015 - 12:15pm

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon 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. 07/06/2015 - 12:15pm

Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade

Summer Camp Join us for lunch between your morning and afternoon 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. 07/27/2015 - 12:15pm

Measuring Your Way from Here to There

Family Program We will test out various measuring devices from the ancient cross-staff to the modern laser distance finder. By the end of class each student will be able to confidently use some basic math to find their location or measure the height of any tree in their backyard. 03/04/2015 - 10:00am

Microscopic Explorations

Workshop or Trip Learn how to use two different types of microscopes – stereoscopic (dissecting) and compound – to investigate the microscopic details of life around you. 01/29/2015 - 6:30pm

Mitchell Mill Hike

Workshop or Trip Join us as we hike Mitchell Mill State Natural Area, a large granite pluton that stretches 50 miles from Johnston County to the Virginia border. 04/29/2015 - 9:00am

Moths at Night

Citizen Science, Family Program Celebrate National Moth Week with the Museum at Prairie Ridge! 07/18/2015 - 8:00pm

Mountain Birding Weekend

Workshop or Trip For birders of all levels, brush up on your birding skills as we explore some beautiful mountain habitats with the Museum's staff. 05/15/2015 - 9:00am

Naturalists Weekend at Wildacres

Workshop or Trip Morning and afternoon field trips, speakers, entertainment, late-night stargazing sessions and much more highlight this laid-back learning adventure scheduled for the peak of the spring wildflower season in the mountains. 04/30/2015 - 9:00am

Nature Art and Illustration

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. 07/20/2015 - 8:30am

Nature Navigators

Summer Camp From groundhogs to rabbits, tree frogs to Rolly Pollies, we will be exploring the grassland prairie located at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Campers will spend their time outside either at our Nature Playspace, in our Outdoor Classroom, or exploring the prairie. 07/06/2015 - 8:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

Nature Stories

Family Program Hear a story and do a nature-themed activity at Prairie Ridge! 08/22/2013 - 10:30am

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