Category Archives: Community

American Indian Heritage Celebration

North Carolina Museum of Historyimage
5 East Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7900

18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 22, 2013 (School Groups Only)
9:00am – 2:00pm
$6/Person (Adults and Children 5+)
Note:  Children under 5 must also pay if they are participating.
Preregistration Required

Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00am – 4:00pm
Free

Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating national American Indian history month!  Watch artists, dancers, and performers; participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities; listen to historians and scholars; and learn more about North Carolina’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.

For more information or to register, call 919-807-7993.

Naturalist Center for Homeschoolers

researchNature Research Center
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones St
Raleigh, NC
919-707-8115

Naturalist Center – New Opportunity for Homeschoolers
Mondays at 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am
Thursdays at 6:00pm and 7:00pm
3rd Grade – 12th Grade
$35 Hour (2 Hour Maximum)

 

Teachers can conduct their own lessons while using the Naturalist Center’s collections and equipment. Museum staff provides room supervision. We recommend that teachers visit the Center before bringing their class. This program is ideal for “Envirothon” teams, scout troops, homeschool groups and science clubs.

The Naturalist Center provides visitors access to an extensive collection of specimens for individual or class research or for general interest. Collections include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, plants, fossils, rocks, minerals and more. Reference books, computers, CD-ROMs, microscopes and other lab equipment are available. Staff can provide assistance with self-directed exploration in the Naturalist Center.

Scheduling information: You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact Cindy Lincoln, Coordinator of the Naturalist Center, at 919.707.9269, or submit an online Scheduling Request Form

Fall Tours of the North Carolina Executive Mansion

1024px-North-Carolina-Executive-Mansion-20080321North Carolina Executive Mansion

200 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-807-7950

Mansion Tours 
Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 18, 2013 – November 14, 2013
10:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm
Free

Garden Tours
Wednesdays (Children) and Thursdays (Adults)
September 25, 2013 – October 23, 2013
9:30am or 10:30am
Free

Bring you students to tour North Carolina’s Executive Mansion and the beautiful gardens this fall! The Capital Area Visitor’s Center is taking reservations now. Reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made by visiting www.nccapvisit.org or calling 919-807-7950 at least two weeks ahead of your intended visit.  Groups must submit a list of names of participants in advance for admittance.

New Nature PlaySpace at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

treePrairie Ridge Ecostation
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
919.707.8888

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
10:00am – 1:00pm
All Ages
Free

In celebration of the seventh annual Take a Child Outside week, Prairie Ridge Ecostation will highlight the importance of outdoor play for children of all ages by unveiling the Museum’s new Nature PlaySpace, a learning environment designed for younger children to explore the outdoors using natural materials. Our Take a Child Outside activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with nature crafts and story time, and continue with a 10:30 ladybug hunt. At 11:00, we will unveil our new Nature PlaySpace with a vine-cutting ceremony and refreshments. After the vine cutting, the fun continues with exciting nature activities throughout the grounds until 1:00pm!

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. For more information contact Cathy Fergen at cathy.fergen@naturalsciences.org or 919.707.8878.

The Nature PlaySpace is made possible, in part, by the PNC Foundation Grow Up Great, an early childhood initiative.

Wake County Solid Waste Facility Tours

trashWake County Environmental Services
337 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC United States 27601
919-856-2602

Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Tour Times:
9:30am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Ages 5+
Free (Preregistration Required)

Land-fill or Land-hill? A look at trash (and recycling!)
Take a tour of the Wake County South Wake Municipal Solid Waste Facility and learn about how landfills are built and designed to protect human health and minimize environmental impacts on soil, water, and air.

This is a family-friendly public tour for any adult and children age 5 and up. Tours will last approximately 1-hour.
All Participants will will ride in a 14-passenger van and view the many facilities and services on the site:
– Citizen Recycling Convenience Center
– Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Site
– Multi-Material Recycling Facility (MMRF)
– The active, working section of the South Wake Landfill
– The new landfill gas-to-energy facility

Please pre-register online here and reserve your seat for the tour time of your choice or call (919)856 – 2602.  (Note that tour reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis)

This event is sponsored by the Wake County Solid Waste Management Division and Waste Industries.