Whiteville, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville presents “Science Cinema” Saturday, June 24, featuring National Geographic’s “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.” Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation will transport audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. Journey back in time with Dolly, an adventurous Dolichorynchops, as she encounters some of the most ferocious and fascinating creatures to have ever inhabited the oceans.
This 40-minute film will be shown at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. The film is not rated. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Science Cinema programming is funded by a grant from the International Paper Foundation.
Science Cinema films are designed to educate and enlighten as much as entertain. An educator resource guide, designed for grades 2 through 12, extends the “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” learning experience with lesson plans and activities that tie to the film and can be downloaded for free at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/seamonsters/educators/index.html
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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville is located at 415 South Madison St., downtown Whiteville. Based in Columbus County, it serves the southeastern region of North Carolina and is an extension of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. The most visited museum in the state and an active research institution, the Museum in Raleigh engages visitors of every age and stage of learning about the wonders of science and the natural world, and introduces them to intriguing fields of study that are critical to the future of North Carolina. Plan your visit online at www.naturalsciences.org. Emlyn Koster, PhD, Director; Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; Roy Cooper, Governor.