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March 2015 Events
The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration
Feature Exhibit Opens Saturday, January 17
Type: Exhibit
Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets and asteroids that define our place in space. Gain an appreciation for Earth as the only place for life as we know it as we compare our planet to other objects that also orbit our sun. Experience the grandeur, desolation, power, silence, resources or loneliness that each of our “solar neighbors” have to offer. Learn about the evolution of space study, our current robotic and telescopic exploration efforts, and our potential future in the Solar System. This exhibit features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution, and an interactive Mars Colony.
Leprechaun Trek 2015
Sunday, March 15, 3 Treks: 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:45 PM
Type: Public Program
Our Leprechaun visitor is back and as tricky as ever! Help us build a leprechaun trap and we may just be able to catch him and his pot of gold! Recommended for ages 4 - 9. $3 plus museum admission (parents can tag along for free with just museum admission!) Call 704-854-6676 to register by March 6.
Schiele Science Café: To Infinity and Beyond with Dr. Jim Gaiser
Thursday, March 19, 6 PM
Type: Public Program
Gather for a lively discussion about intriguing topics! Ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas with other science lovers in this friendly social environment. No science background is necessary; just bring an open mind! The evening will begin with a round of science trivia. Afterwards, Dr. Jim Gaiser of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club, will help us explore the wonders of our universe! Snacks provided and adult beverages available! $5 per participant (includes one beverage). Call 704-854-6676 for tickets.
Everyday Space Tech
Saturday, March 21, 11 AM - 2 PM
Type: Public Program
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use cool space technology. From sunglasses to easy meals, discover how so many “ordinary” objects have out-of-this-world origins. Test your knowledge with our True or False: Space Tech trivia game and guess what NASA by-products may be next.
Ode to Spring on the Backcountry Farm
Sunday, March 22, 1 - 5 PM
Type: Public Program
Spring is here! Immerse yourself in the exciting bustle of seasonal activity. See the Main House busy with spring cleaning. Help with stuffing fresh straw in a bed “tick. Watch as skilled interpreters prepare and bake a traditional tansy in a Dutch oven. Enjoy displays of eggs dyed naturally in rainbow colors.
Camp In: Fur, Scales, Wings, & Tails
Friday, March 6- Saturday, March 7, 7 PM - 9 AM
Type: Student Workshop
Your scout troop can enjoy fun and enriching activities at The Schiele after dark! Learn all about animals as you explore museum exhibits, meet live animals, and do hands on activities. Event includes an evening snack, breakfast, and a patch. $30 per child or adult participant. Call 704-869-1033 for more information and to register. Registration deadline is February 13.
Envirothon Workshops for Students: Area Review
Thursday, March 12, 4 - 6 PM
Type: Student Workshop
Be sure to check out the unique resources offered at the museum to assist in training for this environmental science-based competition! Envirothon allows students, grades 6 -12, to demonstrate their knowledge in 5 subject areas: NC Wildlife, soil, water, forestry, and current events. This intense review session will cover all areas and include hands-on indoor and outdoor activities, plus lots of information to get you ready for your Area Envirothon. $10 per participant. Call 704-854-6676 to register. Registration deadline is March 6.
Camp In: C.S.I. Schiele
Friday, March 20 - Saturday, March 21, 7 PM - 9 AM
Type: Student Workshop
Learn what it takes to be a Crime Scene Investigator. Enjoy hands-on activities such as blood typing, finger printing, and crime scene photography. Event includes an evening snack, breakfast, and a patch. $30 per child or adult participant. Call 704-869-1033 to register. Registration deadline is February 27.
The Edge
Saturday, March 14, 9 AM - 4 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
A strong, keen edge is essential in the pursuit of the woodcraft way. Participants will explore the ins and outs of creating and maintaining a sharp camp tool edge. Simple, tried and true knife and axe sharpening techniques will be taught using traditional methods and devices. Participants will also create their own period appropriate sharpening/honing tools for use in camp. $60 Museum Members /$65 Non-Members Call 704-866-6912 to register.
Quick Fire/Sure Fire
Sunday, March 15, 9 AM - 4 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
The experienced camper builds his fires with confidence and ease. Inspired by the Scout and Campfire Club of American competitions of old, we’ll explore the techniques necessary for the “quick fire.” We will then put together the camper’s Fire Bag Kit, complete with hand-crafted metal match safe and all the natural tinders, kindlings, and fire starting aids necessary for the “sure fire.” $60 Museum Members /$65 Non-Members. Call 704-866-6912 to register.
18th-Century Stitching School: Session I
Thursday, March 5, 7 - 9 PM; Thursday, March 12, 7 - 9 PM; Thursday, March 19, 7 - 9 PM
Type: Adult Workshop
Join us for a hands-on study of period stitchery instructed by Lucinda Thornburg, a renowned artist with a needle. Students will learn a variety of ornamental stitches including, Queens stitch, rice stitch, Roman stitch, and more in the making of an 18th century sampler-style needlekeep. All materials provided. $12 per session for Members / $15 per session for nonmembers. Call 704-854-6676 to register.