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November 2015 Events
Thanks to Wildlife
Friday, November 7, 10 AM - 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Our wild neighbors actually do lots to help us! Discover why we should be thankful for opossums, raccoons, spiders, snakes, and other helpful wild species that live in our backyards, and learn how we can even give back to them!
Free Tuesday sponsored by Duke Energy - November 10
Tuesday, November 10, 4 - 8 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy exhibits and programs at The Schiele Museum free of charge! Discover how you can become involved in “Citizen Science” activities at 5 PM in the auditorium and enjoy a showing of The Lighthearted Astronomer at 6 PM in the James H. Lynn Planetarium.
Science Café: Pros & Cons of Fracking
Thursday, November 12, 6 PM
Type: Public Program
Enjoy a live presentation with the opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas. No science background is necessary; just bring an open mind and gear up for a round of science trivia! $5 per participant – includes beverage and snacks. Call 704-854-6676 for advance tickets.
Citizen Science: Earthquakes
Saturday, November 14, 11 AM & 2 PM
Type: Public Program
Scientists need your help! Track earthquakes across the world with The Quake-Catcher Network. Learn how to use a seismograph. Citizen Science projects involve hands-on activities for all ages; no specialized knowledge required!
Backcountry Harvest Day 2015
Saturday, November 21, 10 AM - 4 PM
Type: Public Program
See a celebration of the harvest season at the 18th Century Farm. Watch our colonial cooks and bakers preparing a traditional holiday feast. Visit with craftspeople and farm folk as they demonstrate early American skills & crafts of the Carolina Backcountry.
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, February 28
Type: Exhibit
From deep underground in a Colombian coal mine, in a layer dating to 65 million years ago, scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile! Fossil plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rain forest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs. Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Florida Museum of Natural History, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln; it is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).