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Charlotte Nature Museum volunteer Missy Moss, second from left, poses with naturalists Nikki Panos, Leslie Wilhoit and Mary Wells.

April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week!

In the past year, more than 300 volunteers have generously given their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.

This week, we’re spotlighting one of our adult volunteers, Missy Moss. She has been volunteering at Charlotte Nature Museum for 3 years and 7 months and has clocked more than 350 hours.

Every Thursday, full of smiles and hugs, Missy truly brightens our day. Working in Butterfly Pavilion, watering the plants, feeding the butterflies and making up Texas Pete’s salad are her favorite tasks.

Not onl… Keep reading.

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Earth Day Play Date is this Saturday, April 18, at Charlotte Nature Museum.

Our April Creature Feature is this Saturday!

I am looking forward to Earth Day Play Date because it’s always a lot of fun as we learn about being green and helping the world around us. I am also excited because we have some very special opportunities for our guests this year.

We will be holding an electronic recycling drive in front of the Museum, thanks to our friends at Greentek Recylcing. Click here to view a list of recyclable items. If you donate even just one item, you will be entered to win a raffle for free equipment pickups or an iPad. What a great incentive for spring cleaning!… Keep reading.

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Are you interested in learning more about organic farming? Do you want to learn how to start your own compost system or organic farm at home? Learn from the pros this Saturday, March 21, at Bouncing Bunnies & Chattering Chicks.

Are you interested in learning more about organic farming? Do you want to learn how to start your own compost system or organic farm at home? Learn from the pros! 

Microfarm Organic Gardens is joining us this Saturday, March 21, for Bouncing Bunnies & Chattering Chicks. They’ll be talking about urban farming and backyard chicken keeping.

Our own Museum naturalists will show some unique ways to reduce waste using eggshells.

Baby chicks abandon them. You might toss them swiftly into the trash while making breakfast. But families can take another step toward sustainable living simply by … Keep reading.

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The newly crowned Queen Charlotte saw her shadow today, predicting six more weeks of winter for the Charlotte area.

Don't pack up your coats and gloves yet.

The newly crowned Queen Charlotte saw her shadow today, predicting six more weeks of winter for the Charlotte area.

Our preeminent prognosticator carried out her royal duty in a private ceremony with members of the local media. The Museum is typically closed on Mondays.

The latest groundhog to hold the title, Queen Charlotte is less than a year old and is continuing to brush up on her regal manners in preparation for next year's public ceremony.

Stop by the Museum's Creature Cavern Tuesday-Sunday to welcome Queen Charlotte in her new role. We w… Keep reading.

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This year, the title of Queen Charlotte has passed to a new young groundhog, who will make a weather forecast from the privacy of her royal chambers and continue brushing up on her regal manners for next year's public event.

Groundhog Day is approaching and all around the United States, people eagerly await the proclamation of more wintry weather or the promise of an early spring.

Here at Charlotte Nature Museum, we recently coronated a new Queen Charlotte. As with any young royal, the process of learning what it takes to be a queen and to represent the city of Charlotte can be a daunting challenge, especially for a groundhog who is less than a year old!

So what does it take for a new groundhog to become Queen Charlotte, or for any of our animal residents to become a program animal?

For Queen Charlotte, her … Keep reading.

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Meet all of our animal friends at Petapalooza this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

We had a great time talking with Colleen and Eugene about traditional and non-traditional pets on WCNC yesterday.

Check out the video below and meet all of our animal friends at Petapalooza this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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