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End Stigma, End HIV: World AIDS Day 2021

America is forty years into the AIDS epidemic, and although the development of effective treatment has the potential to end the spread of HIV, progress is impeded by persistent stigma and discrimination. Reinforced false ideas of who is at risk and discouragement from seeking treatment keep the epidemic going. Activists and grassroots organizations, historically and today, have stepped up to educate the public, fill the void of care in their communities, and work to overcome stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS.  This year on World AIDS Day, join those working tirelessly to eliminate stigma for a conversation on how to make AIDS a pandemic of the past.  Featured Speakers -Moderator, Julio Capó Jr. (Associate Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, Florida International University) -Kellan Baker (Executive Director, Whitman-Walker Institute) -Dázon Dixon Diallo (Founder and President, SisterLove Inc.) -Pastor William Francis (Ambassador, The Black Church and HIV)… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Related Exhibition: Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Seeds of Potential: Art Reimagines How Birds and Buildings Collide

When birds and buildings collide, artist Andrew S. Yang reimagines what is lost and what could be. His project Flying Gardens of Maybe features makeshift gardens planted with seeds from the bellies of birds collected from building strikes.   Join Yang, Helena van Vliet (biophilic architect, researcher, and educator) and Chris Milensky (Collections Manager for the Division of Birds at the National Museum of Natural History) for a conversation about this clash between nature and culture, how urban planning can help protect migratory birds and future generations of plants, and the potential to inspire human action. Scott Wing, paleobotanist and co-curator of the Unsettled Nature exhibition, will moderate. This program is part of a series of conversations with artists featured in Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans. Learn more about the series and the exhibition here.   This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.  Image… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Related Exhibition: Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - Lights, Camo, Attraction! Exploring Ocean Bioluminescence

The exploration of natural history doesn't have to just happen at the museum - it can happen in your home too!  Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. During this program, families will explore a unique adaptation found among some of the creatures of the deep sea: bioluminescence! Ocean educator Lara Noren is back to share with us all about how bioluminescence keeps some animals safe, fed, and thriving in twilight zone of the ocean. Please have the following supplies ready to go for each participant: Blank paper , Pencil , Eraser , Coloring supplies (markers, crayons, colored pencils) , Scissors , Tape , Sturdy piece of paper (ex: paper sack, cardstock) , Long piece of string, ribbon, yarn, or floss How to Join: The program will be presented as a Zoom webinar. A webinar link will be sent to you and your family once you have registered.  Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Captioning. Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Historia Natural en Casa: Luz, Camuflaje y atracción! Explorando bioluminiscencia

Historia Natural en Casa: Luz, Camuflaje y atracción! Explorando bioluminiscencia Acompaña a educadores del museo a explorar el mundo de la bioluminiscencia.   Durante este programa, las familias podrán explorar las increíbles adaptaciones de ciertos organismos que habitan el fondo del océano: bioluminiscencia! Juntos con los educadores Efrain Tejada y Katie Derloshon compartirán como la bioluminiscencia ayuda a ciertos animales a protegerse, comer y reproducirse en la zona crepuscular del océano.   Por favor ten los siguientes materiales listos: Papel  , Lápiz , Borrador , Lápices de colores, marcadores o crayones , Tijeras , Cinta adhesiva , Papel grueso (cartulina, bolsa de papel, etc) , Pieza larga de hilo o cinta Historia Natural en Casa: Lights, Camo, Attraction! Exploring Ocean Bioluminescence Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world. During this program, families will explore a unique adaptation… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, December 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.