Check out these upcoming events from NC Museum of Natural Sciences!
Workshop: The Backyard Beekeeper
If you have ever dreamed of keeping honeybees or you simply find them fascinating, then this class is for you. We will explore the biology and management of a backyard hive and see an active honeybee hive. Additionally we’ll learn about an interesting, low-cost approach to keeping backyard bees and where to obtain honeybees, equipment and advice.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-Registration Required.
Two workshops available: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Computer Programming in your School
Visual World Investigate Lab, Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC Saturday, October 19, 2013 9 am-4 pm Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops) Designed to introduce basic programming skills, this workshop is for teachers interested in learning about computer sciences and implementing programs in their schools. Participants will learn core concepts in programming as well as resources available outside of the lab for learning and teaching computer programming to children.
Butterfly Pinning and Backyard Bug Collecting – Fall
Natural World Investigate Lab, Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC Monday, October 21, 2013 4-6 pm Cost: $35 (includes insect resource manual, pinning board, butterfly display box, numerous exotic butterfly specimens) Prepare, pin and mount a variety of spectacular tropical butterflies. Learn the various techniques used to catch, preserve and mount these and other fascinating arthropods. Explore the possibilities of insect collecting in your own backyard.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Haywood County, NC Friday, October 25 (depart Raleigh at 3:45 pm) – Sunday, October 27, 2013 Cost: $75* (includes transportation, lodging, most meals) Join us as we search for the majestic elk, reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after an absence of over 200 years. Sample activities used to document the biodiversity of the park. Discover how you can bring the excitement of field research into your teaching.*The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a generous gift through the Friends of the Smokies. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts will be unavailable.