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June 2018

Pink Beds BioBlitz

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry Heritage and Discovery Center, 11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, 28768 United States
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Join ecoEXPLORE and see how many species you can find! In participating in this event you will be adding to a growing list of species diversity in the Pink Beds valley of Pisgah National Forest. Keen explorers could discover a new species to science or to the area, while also helping biologists around the world learn about distribution of plants and animals. This free event includes a guided citizen science walk, demonstrations throughout the day and evening from forest scientists, and…

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Dragonfly Detective Workshop

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Get started on your Dragonfly Bonus Badge at this workshop where you’ll learn how to identify common dragonfly species and learn to submit your observations to be used in real science. You must RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Intro to Entomology

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Asheville Public Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, United States
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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Mountains Branch Public Library Kickoff

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountains Branch Public Library, 150 Bills Creek Rd
Lake Lure, NC 28746 United States
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Come help the Arboretum staff and park rangers from Chimney Rock State Park celebrate the newest HotSpot with live animals, crafts, nature games, and more!  

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July 2018

Entomology Skills Session: Forest and Meadow Insects

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Join us for an exploration of habitats and the insects that call them home including butterflies, grasshoppers and others. All registered ecoEXPLORERS will earn 5 extra points for attending, and the first 10 that RSVP at [email protected] will have their Arboretum gate pass waived.

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Intro to Entomology

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Skyland Public Library, 260 Overlook Rd
Asheville, NC 28802 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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August 2018

Intro to Entomology

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison County Public Library, 1335 N. Main St.
Marshall, NC 28753 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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Entomology Skill Session: Aquatic Insects Adventures

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Bring shoes and clothes that can get wet and be prepared for a 30 minute hike as we head to Bent Creek in search of dragonflies, stoneflies and more! All registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points and the first 10 that RSVP to [email protected] will have their Arboretum gate pass waived.  

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Burke County Public Library Kickoff

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Burke County Public Library, 204 S King St
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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Help us welcome the newest ecoEXPLORE HotSpot!  

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Intro to Entomology

August 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Enka/Candler Public Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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Dragonfly Detective Workshop

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Get started on your Dragonfly Bonus Badge at this workshop where you’ll learn how to identify common dragonfly species and learn to submit your observations to be used in real science. You must email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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Intro to Entomology

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Polk County Public Library, 1289 W Mills St
Columbus, NC 28722 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to entomology, the study of insects. You’ll learn all about our creepy and crawly friends and even meet a few live insects! You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Entomology Field Badge and a free…

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September 2018

Monarch Butterfly Day

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Mark your calendar to help us celebrate the closing of our Entomology Field season with our Monarch Butterfly Day. If you completed six Shares  and your Entomology Challenge during our Entomology Field Season you will earn free admission to the Arboretum for the event. You will also participate in a private event where you will help biologists monitor monarch butterfly migrations as we tag and release butterflies and have lunch with a group of scientists. Once you've completed the private event you…

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