Science Detectives – Online! – Turtle Tactics

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

Science Detectives Online Turtle Tactics

New interactive offering for children 8–10 years old:  Discover North Carolina’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle! Join us as we investigate the characteristics, habitat and diet of these special turtles, while also learning how scientists study the health and well-being of Eastern Box Turtle populations in the wild. We will also discuss conservation efforts and what you can to do to help ensure the success of our state reptile for many generations to come. Participants will step into the shoes of a wildlife biologist and perform a mock scientific exam on their very own “turtle”!

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 8–10 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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Questions: Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information or email



February 16
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$25 per participant; $20 member participant.


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