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Adult Workshops 2017

 

Day Excursion: Mount Mitchell

Saturday, July 15, 7 AM – 7 PM
Immerse yourself in the natural history of the highest point east of
the Mississippi. Sightsee from the observation deck, explore the museum
and trek through the wilderness of Mount Mitchell State Park. Transportation and snacks
are provided. $20 Members/ $25 Nonmembers

 

 

DIY Terrariums 

Tuesday, July 18, 11 AM – 12 PM
Design your own terrarium and learn about the science behind these
small-scale ecosystems. Discuss the environmental aspects of these terrariums
and how a variety of scientific content 
can be enhanced by these
unique ecosystems. $10 Members / $12 Nonmembers

 

Biotechnology & DIY Electrophoresis
Thursday, July 20, 10 AM - 12 PM

Explore the amazing field of biotechnology. Extract DNA from cells,
and discuss the structure of this nucleic acid. Learn about running DNA electrophoresis gels,
and how you can build one with everyday household items.  
Program materials and instruction provided by NC BioNetwork.
$20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

GMO Detective

Thursday, July 27, 10 AM – 12 PM
Investigate the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Learn how to use a micropipettor and conduct an experiment to test sample
plant DNA for the presence of modified genes. Program materials and instruction
provided by NC BioNetwork. $20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

 

Wild Foods

Sunday, July 30, 9 AM – 4 PM
Become familiar with local edible plants. Learn the do’s and don’ts of foraging,
use your keen sense of observation to identify and field sketch plants,
and taste samples of a wild foods spread! Supplemental materials included. $60 members/$70 nonmembers

 

Scientific Inquiry and Engineering

Thursday, August 3, 10 AM – 12 PM
Designed for elementary school teachers, this workshop will provide educators
with methods of engaging students in STEM using inquiry-based activities.
Participate in several hands-on activities such as balloon hover baskets, that can be
used to enhance critical thinking skills and inspire innovation in young students.
$20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

 

Project GLOBE

Wednesday, August 30, 9 AM – 4 PM
This workshop certifies you and your site to participate in an
international effort to conduct real science locally and obtain a
global perspective. GLOBE connects you to students, citizens, and
scientists across the world while learning about the atmosphere,
biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil. Provided in part by support from
NASA and NOAA. $10 Members/ $12 Nonmembers

 

 

Intro to Soldering

Saturday, September 16, 10 AM – 12 PM
Learn the basics of soldering. From repairing electronics to soldering
circuit boards and Maker projects soldering is a fun and useful skill.
In addition to learning how to solder, participants will solder a badge to show
off their new skill! $20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

 

Journey to the Piedmont Past: Domestic Industry

Friday, September 29, 5:30 – 9 PM; Saturday, September 30, 9 AM – 4 PM
Who were these early settlers? How did they survive? Explore, through
primary source accounts and hands-on experience, the tools, technologies,
and materials, used to carve a life in the wilderness. Try your hand at textile
skills and open-hearth cooking. Orientation: Discovering the Past,
September 29th required for CEU credit. $75 Members / $85 Nonmembers

 

Journey to the Piedmont Past: Frontier Trades 

Friday, September 29, 5:30 – 9 PM; Sunday, October 1, 9 AM – 4 PM
Natural resources and trade shaped the development of the Backcountry.
Experience common trades of the 18th-century such as woodworking and
blacksmithing. Investigate customs and “current events” of concern to
18th-century Carolinians. Orientation: Discovering the Past, September 29th
required for CEU credit. $75 Members / $85 Nonmembers

 

 

Certified Interpretive Host (CIH) Training

Teusday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 11, 8 AM - 5 PM
This course is offered in partnership with the National Association for
Interpretation for any staff member or volunteer in contact with the public that
doesn’t lead interpretive programs. This course will provide techniques to ensure
you are not only providing excellent customer service but also ensuring
the success of your agency’s mission. Certification is optional but encouraged.
$130 w/out certification/$280 with certification

 

Project Archaeology

Saturday, October 14th, 9 AM – 4 PM
Dig into North Carolinas history as you explore just what it means to be an archaeologist.
Get dirty with hands-on field work, test your thinking skills with experimental archaeology,
and more as you discover how to help your students uncover the past. Supplemental
materials and curriculum guide included. $60 members/$70 nonmembers

 

Project WILD

Saturday, October 21, 9 AM – 3 PM
Learn engaging ways to teach children about North Carolina wildlife. This workshop
teaches a variety of indoor and outdoor hands-on activities for educators and parents
to use with K-12 students. Participants receive a guide full of activities,
provided via a partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
$10 Members/ $12 Nonmembers

 

Day Excursion – Cherokee

Saturday, November 4, 7 AM – 7 PM
Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee
Indians as you visit Cherokee, NC. Experience Native American lifeway’s as you walk
through Oconaluftee Indian Village, enjoy unique craftsmanship at Qualla Arts and Crafts,
and tour the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Travel, entrance fees, and a
traditional Cherokee lunch are included. $65 members/$75 nonmembers

 

 

Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Training

Monday, November 6 – Thursday, November 9, 8 AM - 5 PM
This course is offered in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation for anyone
in the field of interpretation responsible for delivering programs. This course will improve your
presentation techniques and provide practical strategies to deliver quality interpretive
programming. Certification is optional but encouraged. $230 w/out certification/$380 with certification

 

Gourd Craft

Sunday, December 3, 1 – 4 PM
Gourds have many religious, domestic, and ornamental uses. This fleshy fruit, when dry
and hollow, can become a multi-purpose tool a storage container, bowl, or
perhaps a musical instrument. Learn about the various types of gourds, their traditional
uses, and how to prepare and craft with gourds. $30 members/$35 nonmembers

 

EE Gathering

Wednesday, December 6, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Collaborate with Environmental Educators from across our region in a roundtable discussion
of topics you choose. This is a rare opportunity to troubleshoot with
like-minded folks on your toughest challenges and network with other professionals.
$10 Members/ $12 Nonmembers


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Day Excursion: Congaree 

Saturday, June 3, 7 AM – 7 PM
Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the largest old growth forest
in the southeast. See the tallest old growth deciduous trees in the US,
discover oxbow lakes, and explore the swamps of Congaree National Park.
Transportation and snacks are provided. $25 Members/ $30 Nonmembers

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils

Tuesday, June 20, 10 AM – 12 PM
Mine for gemstones, excavate marine fossils, and create a
sedimentary rock in a cup! Start your own rock, mineral, and fossil collection,
and use 3D-printed casts to create your own fossil molds. $20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

Native American Games

Saturday, June 24, 1 – 4 PM
Enjoy a day of play as we learn traditional Native American games. We will
discuss and make some of the equipment used, explore the values and skills
taught during gaming, and of course, play games of skill and chance!
$30 members/$35 nonmembers

Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, June 29, 10 AM – 12 PM
Make a simulated prosthetic hand device. Learn about real-world connections
to this activity. Discuss literary connections and other activities that are
appropriate for children of all ages. $20 Members / $25 Nonmembers

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