Science Detectives – Online! – Nature’s Design

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Science Detectives Online Nature's Design

New interactive offering for children 11–13 years old:  A human being is as much a part of nature as a tree, yet our approach to survival seems very different from other living things. Human technology, design and machinery does not closely resemble that found in nature, and we often use very different approaches to the same problems. During this class, participants will do a hands-on investigation into the designs and technologies of both worlds to see where our approaches differ, or overlap, and examples where directly copying nature proved beneficial.

Each live program will come with an interactive kit that contains materials for the child  to use during the class. All activities encourage the development of skills in scientific observation and thinking.  

Participants Need to Provide:

  • Computer or tablet with a microphone and camera
  • Internet connection
  • Access to Zoom
  • A pencil
  • A notebook or paper for observations
  • Area in front of the computer to do activities on a table

Kit Delivery Options:
All registrants will be given the option to select either “Museum Pickup” or “Ship to Home” at checkout. If you select “Ship to Home,” your kit will be mailed at least one week prior to the start of the program to the mailing address you provide (kit shipping is included in the program price). If you select “Museum Pickup,” your kit will be available at the Museum Store one week before your program date. Registrants who select Museum Pickup will receive a $5.00 gift card to the Museum Store!  The gift card is valid at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Museum Stores for online or in-person shopping only, and not valid for Cafe or other Museum purchases.

Registration Information:  Now you have the option to register for the Spring 2021 program series, which includes four Science Detectives programs for children 11–13 years old. Click on the registration link below for series and individual program registration options.

Register Now!

Registration Deadline: February 4 at 8:00am.

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February 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25 per participant; $20 member participant.


NC United States