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Online Workshops

Bird Observations

New Topic: Citizen Science Adventure — eBird

Get tips on observing birds and using the free Merlin Bird ID app to identify them. Learn how to contribute data to the eBird citizen science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Head outside and record bird observations through sketching and mapping activities. Get ideas for sharing the wonder of birds with your students.


Enrollment and workshop information

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Virtual Programs

Monarch butterfly on a flower

Sign up for a program with your class!

Connect with a Museum educator online for an interactive learning experience that incorporates natural history replicas and specimens. Available topics include Fossil Discovery, Frog Files, Butterflies and Moths, and Coastal Carolina. Programs are available Monday through Thursday between 10am and 3pm. We can connect using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom.


Contact the Outreach Team for more information: outreach@naturalsciences.org

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DIY Science Activities

Water density experiment

Hands-on science for students at home

Museum educators have been busy creating hands-on activities to explore science at home. From extracting a strawberry’s DNA to exploring water tension with pepper and dish soap, from learning flower parts to collecting scientific data for a citizen science project — find tons of activities to bring science to your students remotely.


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Explore North Carolina Virtually

Exploring North Carolina

Exploring North Carolina Curriculum

Can’t travel right now? No problem! Discover the diversity of nature across North Carolina through chapterized episodes of “Exploring North Carolina” that are paired with curriculum correlated lesson plans and viewing guides. Each episode is a mini-adventure featuring detailed information on the plants, animals, geology and history of North Carolina’s greatest places.


Exploring North Carolina Videos and Curriculum

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Find out about other professional development opportunities on our For Educators webpage.