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A Bird’s Life

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sleeping while flying through the night sky? There are birds that can do that.  Flying continuously for weeks without landing? There are birds that can do that.  Echolocating through a dark cave just like a bat? There are birds that can do that, too!  In this class, we will learn the basics of bird life, like nest building, finding mates, and acquiring food, but we will also learn extraordinary, little-known secrets of bird life.  Why is an owl egg round while a cliff-dwelling bird’s egg is pear-shaped?  Why don’t birds have teeth?  What makes water roll off a duck’s back?  All these questions and more will be discussed and answered in this eye-opening and fun class about one of the most successful animal groups on the planet … birds!

Registration information: Online Registration

For more information contact Missy Chernick, Head of Scheduling, at 919.707.8860.


  • Fee: $10 per participant; $7.50 Member participant (plus tax)
  • Requirements: Minimum age 10 yrs. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the museum. Prerequisite: None
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program.
  • Program Instructor: Bob Alderink
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December 6, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 per participant; $7.50 Member participant (plus tax)


Natural World Investigate Lab

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Missy Chernick