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Moths at Umstead State Park

mothWilliam B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 571-4170

Moth Watch Program
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 and Wednesday, July 24, 2013
8:45pm – 10:00pm
All Ages
Free

Come celebrate National Moth Week with an evening of moth watching at Umstead State Park. Join park rangers and moth experts as we observe and identify moths around the visitor center. Bring a flashlight or head lamp. Program will end no later than 10pm at which time the entire group will exit the park.

Parents must accompany children, sign up preferred at 919-841-4060 or Brian.Bockhahn@ncparks.gov.

This can count as a ranger program or stewardship project for the Junior Ranger program.
Starts at: 8:45 p.m. – Meet at: Visitor center.

Sweep Netting Safari
Thursday, July 25, 2013
9:00am
All Ages
Free

Come celebrate National Moth Week with a sweep netting safari at Umstead State Park. Help park rangers and moth experts use nets to safely capture, observe, identify and release moths and other insects. Bring hat, sunblock, drinking water and bug spray. Be prepared to hike about one mile, with a turnaround option to hike further.

Parents must accompany children, sign up required at 919-841-4060 or Brian.Bockhahn@ncparks.gov.

This can count as a ranger program for the Junior Ranger program.
Starts at: 9:00 a.m. Meet at: Visitor center

Rain Play at JC Raulston Arboretum

JC Raulston Arboretumdrops
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC
(919) 513-7011

Thursday Summer “Tree-ats” Series
“Rain Play”
Thursday, July 18, 2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 6+ Suggesged (Younger Ages Welcome)
$10 for Members/$12 for Nonmembers

Cool off at the Arboretum while learning about the water cycle!

Transform yourself into a water droplet and then travel through the water cycle while visiting stations placed around the grassy lawn Ellipse. You’re likely to get wet during your travels, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet!

It’ll be a fun but educational morning, so make plans to be here. Participants that register will receive a special plant from the Arboretum to take home.

This program is designed as a drop-in at anytime during the hours listed. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children as they participate in the activities.

Registration: Advance registration is requested, but not required. To register in advance, contact Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or 919-513-7011.

Questions: Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7011.

Tastes of NC at Duke Homestead

1169378_49769565 (1)Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 477-5498

Pork, Pickles & Peanuts:  Tastes of NC
Sunday, July 13th, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free


Each year we celebrate North Carolina food culture and history with our Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of NC Festival. This extremely tasty event includes a BBQ and Pie contest. New this year, guests can taste the BBQ and pick a People’s Choice winner of their own.

Down at the Historic Home of the Duke family food continues to be the theme with historic cooking demonstrations. Beyond the kitchen, you can visit the rest of the Duke family’s 1852 home and outside enjoy 19th century games and toys.

Food definitely is the focus of the day, but make sure you don’t leave without visiting our many talented local arts and crafts vendors. Pork, Pickles and Peanuts allows you to fill your stomach and support North Carolina artists at the same time!
The Malpass Brothers will be playing two sets live on stage during the festival, in the morning from 11 am – 12 pm and in the afternoon from 1 pm – 2 pm.
Don’t forget to check out or even participate in our 1940′s mock Tobacco Queen Pageant! Tobacco Queens are a Harvest Festival tradition and each year our Tobacco Queen, picked at this event, debuts at our fall Harvest and Hornworm Festival.

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.
 

 

NC Science Olympiad Summer Camps 2013

NC Science Olympiad Campmag
Smith Magnet Elementary School
1101 Maxwell Dr
Raleigh, NC
919-515-9402
Session 1:  Monday, July 15, 2013 – Friday, July 19, 2103
Session 2:  Monday, July 22, 2013 – Friday, July 26, 2013
Morning Course:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Course:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Rising 2nd – 6th Graders
Half Day $175 / Full Day $350
Register Online
(Campers staying for the full day are eligible for a free supervised lunch period.) 

  • Blast It! Teams work their way through the physics of flight with Stomp Rockets and water powered bottle rockets.
  • Catapult It! Campers test the physics of projectile motion as they build and test catapults designed to hit targets at varying distances.
  • Engineer It! Teams learn the engineering principles behind constructing structures made from various materials as they experiment with bridges and towers.
  • Fly It! Campers explore the physics of flight as they work their way through paper or blasa planes and gliders.
  • Solve It! Campers gather evidence and learn how to process it with chemistry and sound scientific practices in order to solve a mystery.
  • Plant It! Campers learn about nature, identifying local trees and insects, and create their own living ecosystem in a bottle.
  • Proteggct It! Campers learn about the physical properties of various materials as they design and build devices to protect eggs from breaking when dropped from increasing heights.
  • Live It! Campers learn about the organ systems in their own bodies, as well as the nutrition that keeps them fueled.

The exact schedule of events offered in each session and more details are available on the Olympiad Camp page.  Contact Sam Barlow at sdbarlow@ncsu.edu with additional questions.

July 2013 at the NC Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of ArtNC Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-839-6262

You can read about our recent experience attending the Drop-In Studio and Summer Family Film here.

Drop-In Studio
Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24, & 31
12:00pm
Free

Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids.

Summer Family Films
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (Inspired by Nature)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (Action Adventures)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (The World According to Me)
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (Exploration) (Ages 8+)
1:00pm
Ages 5+ (Under 12 Must be Accompanied by an Adult)

Free (Ticket from Box Office Required)

This series showcases new and classic live-action and animated films, with themes changing weekly. Viewing time approximately 1 hour.

Family Fun Saturdays
Saturday, July 13, 2013 (Portraits in Your Pocket)
Saturday, July 27, 2013 (Shades and Shadows)
10:00am and 1:00pm
Ages 5 – 11
$3 Members/$5 Nonmembers

Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. Kids and adults delight in exploring the Museum’s collection, creating projects together, and discovering one another’s creativity. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to explore. Register online, by calling (919) 715-5923, or in person at the Museum Box Office.

Summer Movies – Cars
Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00pm
All Ages
$5 (Free for Members)

Open-air cinema has been a popular NCMA tradition for over 20 years. Our summer series features recent Oscar winners, family favorites, and timeless classics. Occasionally we program special Music/Movie Combos that combine a live performance with a film screening.

Gates open 90 minutes before screenings, and patrons often arrive early to enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Movie concessions are available for purchase, and beer and wine are sold before and during most shows.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Museum Box Office in East Building, by calling (919) 715-5923, or online.

Weekend Family Tours
Saturdays and Sundays
10:30 am
Ages 5 – 10
Free

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and is designed for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Themes change monthly, so be sure to visit often. Meet at the West Building Information Desk. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited.

Please confirm events with the venue before attending.