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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

Environmental Literacy Center

I recently heard about this great new resource available to Raleigh homeschoolers.

Environmental Literacy Centerbooks
Nature Research Center Wing at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
121 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-707-8115

The ELC is available for use upon appointment. It can be used as a meeting center and/or a resource center for anyone in the field of education. The resources can be used by educators and preservice teachers or for student research but the holdings are only circulating for DENR employees at this time.

2000+ holdings of books and DVDs such as educator guides, environmental curricula, North Carolina field guides, naturalist books, environmental non-fiction and children’s books. Subject areas include environmental science, popular natural science, conservation, sustainability, museum and non-formal education practices and science education.

Facilities Description: The room has 4 computers connected to the internet and conference table has ports for power and internet if laptops are preferred. LCD projectors can be provided upon request. The ELC can hold groups of up to 25.

To schedule a visit or to hold a meeting in the ELC contact Ian Brown at ian.brown@ncdenr.gov or 919-707-8115.