Programs & Events

Programs & Events

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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

Rockets, Robotics, and the Space Station

Summer Camp During camp, young astronauts will participate in missions from our Mission Control Center to build their own centrifuge, design and launch a rocket; all while exploring their creativity and gaining confidence in LEGO® building system. Each day will have a different theme as we investigate a variety of topics in space exploration, engineering, rocketry, and much, much, more. 06/23/2014 - 8:45am

San-Lee Park Lifelong Hike

Workshop or Trip We return to Lee County in April to explore the trails of San-Lee Park near Sanford looking for signs of Spring. 04/16/2014 - 9:00am

Science Behind Homebrewing

Workshop or Trip Join us for an introduction to hombrewing complete with a live demonstration of the brewing procedure using a simplified one gallon recipe! We will cover the ingredients, all necessary basic equipment, the steps in making your first batch, a little on the science behind these steps, and why each part is vital to helping you produce a quality, tasty beer in your own kitchen! 05/22/2014 - 6:00pm

Science Cafe: Beneficial Tobacco?

Science Talks Biopharmaceutical company Medicago is using wild tobacco plants to make proteins that are part of a new influenza vaccine. 04/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Electric Cars

Science Talks Join us for a lively discussion of the history and future of the electric car. 05/22/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Explaining Health Disparities

Science Talks African Americans are more likely to die from highly aggressive and less curable forms of prostate and breast cancers than their European-American counterparts. Learn about the genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to this phenomenon. 05/15/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Invasive Lionfish

Science Talks Some have identified the invasion as one of the foremost global environmental challenges in the marine realm. 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: The Skin We're In

Science Talks Be a pathologist for the evening. We will review microscopic images of everything from normal skin to cancers, infections and a few surprises. See if you can make the diagnosis! 05/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Science of Ick

Summer Camp Boys Only! If you like icky, gooey, slimy things and getting messy then this is the camp for you! 06/16/2014 - 8:45am

Science Saturday: African Monsoons & Atlantic Hurricanes

Science Talks This presentation will explore the relationship between African summer monsoons and the frequency of storms that turn to hurricane stage over the Atlantic Ocean. 09/06/2014 - 11:00am

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

Science Thursday Hawk Watch

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

Science Trivia!

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


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


Summer Camp Campers will explore various aspects of leadership from public speaking to collaboration, reflection and writing. Fun activities like bridge building and field trips will provide opportunities for campers to practice their skills and begin their own path to becoming a successful STEM leader. 07/28/2014 - 8:45am

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

The Golden Eagle Has Landed

Science Talks Learn how important the North Carolina mountains are to over-wintering golden eagles. 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm

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

The Science of Ick

Summer Camp Do you enjoy things that make people go “eww”? We will be investigating slimy, sticky creatures, and concoctions that are special and some that we find around us every day. 08/04/2014 - 1:30pm


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