Brian Wuertz

Whiteville museum educator named EENC Outstanding Newcomer

September 23, 2021

Brian Wuertz, Community Engagement Educator for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, has been named the winner of the Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) Outstanding Newcomer award for 2021. This award recognizes an EENC member of five years or less who has made significant contributions during their short time with the organization…. Read More >


Home again on August 28.

Nature Now! The Not So Great Escape

Male Eastern Box Turtle emerging from hibernationn under leaf litter, April 9. Photo: Jerry Reynolds/NCMNS. By Jerry Reynolds, Head of Outreach April 9 was a two-turtle day on my walk in the woods behind my house in Johnston County. Two Eastern Box Turtles were emerging from their winter dormancy buried under the leaf litter. I… Read More >


Take a Child Outside

Museum Celebrates ‘Take A Child Outside Week’ Sept. 24-30

September 22, 2021

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Take A Child Outside Week, an international initiative spearheaded by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, kicks off Tuesday, September 24 and runs through Monday, September 30. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the program encourages children and adults to spend time together… Read More >


Love Nature Podcast

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Launches Season 2 of ‘Love Nature’ Podcast Sept. 22

[RALEIGH, NC] – The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences announces the second season of its “Love Nature” podcast with New York Times best-selling author, journalist and environmental advocate, Richard Louv, as the first guest on Wed., Sept. 22, 2021. The podcast is co-hosted by Museum Director and CEO Dr. Eric Dorfman, along with the… Read More >


Leptobrachium lunatum

Museum herpetologist wins 2021 E.O. Wilson Research Prize

September 9, 2021

Frontal view of the adult male holotype of Leptobrachium lunatum sp. in life. Photo: Piotr Naskrecki. Bryan Stuart A research paper co-authored by Museum herpetologist Dr. Bryan Stuart – “Integrative taxonomic analysis reveals a new species of Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from north-eastern Cambodia and central Vietnam” – has been voted as the winner of the… Read More >