March 06, 2013
Posted By: Charlotte Nature Museum
For our oldest Campers, were offering a new Summer Camp that promises to be out of this era!
Explorations in Paleontology for students rising in grades 4 and 5 will use inquiry-based learning and exploration to teach Campers about paleontology and dinosaurs including two of our favorites, Sillysaurus and Funosaurus!
Campers will begin the week learning to become a paleontologist. Theyll brush up on skills such as using a compass, making maps, hunting rocks, cleaning real trilobite fossils and creating their own fossils.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Campers will delve deeper... Keep reading.
Did you know that February is National Adopt-a-Rescued Rabbit Month?
In honor of this occasion, wed like to highlight Smudge, a rescued rabbit who was adopted into our Museum family about a year-and-a-half ago.
Smudge is a Dutch rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Were not sure how old she is maybe four or five. She likes to eat Timothy hay and rabbit pellets and hang out in her hutch on the deck on a warm day.
Domesticated rabbits are highly social creatures, so you can often catch Smudge greeting guests in the arms of one of our Naturalists or volunteers when we have Live Animal Encounters.
Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means
watermelon, sandals, and Summer Camps!
At Charlotte Nature Museum, we offer many different Camps for little explorers and theyre filling fast! If I had to choose a favorite, I couldnt pick just one because we offer so many great options.
However, two of the Camps I really adore are Wildlife Rainbow for preschoolers and Nature Navigators for rising 1st graders. Both of these Camps offer a chance for your little... Keep reading.
Get ready to pack up your sweaters and scarves!
Resident groundhog Queen Charlotte did not see her shadow this morning, signaling an early spring for the Queen City.
Our furry forecaster made her prediction amid this mornings Groundhog Day festivities, which included groundhog-themed games, a Puppet Show, story time and crafts.
Nature lovers of all ages packed the Museum to witness Queen Charlotte carry out her preeminent royal duty.
Charlottes only live groundhog shadow check also included a visit with the Queens Court the flying squirrel, opossum and other animals that share characteristics or burrow space with the groundhog in the wild.
Queen Charlotte, our resident groundhog, recently expanded her reign to include the Twittersphere.
More candid than your average monarch, shes using her celebrity status as a platform to discuss interior design (My burrow probably has more tunnels than rooms in your house. Don't be jealous.), snack preferences (walnuts are better with peanut butter), hygiene (I chomp carrots to keep my teeth trim) and more as she prepares for her preeminent royal duty.
Follow Queen Charlotte on Twitter and make plans to join us on Groundhog Day for Her Majestys official forecast.
Its a new year and something OK, a lot of somethings are hatching in our Beginnings exhibit.
A female house mouse (Mus musculus) recently delivered 14 baby micewow! They are adorable and growing fast.
The babies, also called pinkies, are born hairless and with sealed eyes and ears. They are completely covered in hair by the time they are 14 days old and weaned after 18 - 20 days. Thats when they begin to emerge from the nest.
Our incubator is filled with bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) and button quail (Coturnix chinensis), both small ground-dwelling birds. The bobwhite quail are native to Eastern North America.
A new... Keep reading.