The library is proud to be a site for the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival. Be sure to come visit when we’re doing these sciency activities, but also check the link above for even more learning opportunities in our area.

  • iNaturalist
    April 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    - iNaturalist is an app that teaches average folks how to be Citizen Scientists and provides them with data collections skills. It gets you outside, looking at nature in all of its glorious forms.

    Come to this session and we'll show you how to best use the app, which can be useful to satisfy your curiosity, and to help with programs here at the library, like the Bug Bioblitz on April 24.

    Chris Goforth from the NC Museum of Natural Science will lead the program.
  • Bug Bioblitz
    April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - We've teamed up with the North Carolina Entomological Society to host a Bug Bioblitz in Pritchard Park. We will start with an overview of how iNaturalist works and a brief instruction period before we head into the park.

    We hope to document as many insects, spiders and other arthropods as possible using pitfall traps, cover boards, and beat sheets. Bring your phone or camera to help take photos of live insects. All insects will be returned to the wild after their photo session. After the hike we will upload our photos to iNaturalist where they will be shared with scientists and naturalists. Please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes for hiking the trails.

    So that we can have enough staff on-hand, please register here.

We frequently take photos and videos at our events. Here's what we do with them.