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AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020 Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 1 (December 1, 2020): When young gay men started dying from HIV-related illnesses in the early 80s, healthcare workers and community activists fought for action from an apathetic government. Their efforts ignited a movement that improved access to health care and extended civil rights for the LGBTQ community in American society. The first program in the series looks back at the work and successes of HIV activists and caretakers confronting… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020 Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 2 (December 2, 2020): When HIV emerged in the U.S. there was no treatment and no hope for those infected. Now, after four decades of research, it’s possible to live a long life with HIV, and the diagnostic tools needed to end the HIV epidemic could be in hand.  The second program in the series explores the scientific advances made in HIV detection and treatment, as well as the obstacles we must overcome to make an HIV-free future a reality.… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

An Evening With Rita Colwell: Science, Sexism, and the Fight Against the Status Quo

One-Time Events “If you think sexism only thrives on Wall Street or in Hollywood, you haven’t visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, or a biotech firm,” says scientist Rita Colwell. She is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation, but that status has not made her immune to the entrenched sexism in the field. In a conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Colwell will talk about her new book, A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science and reflect on her six-decade journey in science, from her start as a graduate student at Purdue University through leading thousands of scientists investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Colwell will share stories from her life, her favorite scientific discoveries, and how she continues to inspire the next generation of barrier challenging scientists.  This program is presented in partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Research… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. American Women's History (AWHI). Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020, Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 3 (December 3, 2020): Law and policy affect the success or failure of the public health response to HIV. While there are policies that continue to support funding for HIV research, laws that criminalize HIV encourage stigma and prevent people from seeking testing. The third and final program in the series features experts on how current laws and policies affect the spread of HIV infections. Speakers: Jada Hicks, J.D. Supervising Attorney at… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - Arctic Adaptations

One-Time Events 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. Come and discover how animals have adapted to live in the cold Arctic climate! Our museum’s ocean educators will help us learn about the narwhal, an animal uniquely adapted to live in the Arctic. Together we will practice making observations and asking questions to better understand how adaptations help this animal survive. Please make sure to have the following materials: Cardboard/Paper Tube (like from a toilet paper roll) , Piece of white paper , Pencil , Scissors , Tape or glue , Crayons or markers    How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836 Registration/Signup: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you… Dwell Time: 45. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Yesmarie De La Flor

One-Time Events Learn how Smithsonian marine science professionals earned their fins through this Fall series. Discussions will include how they found their paths into the marine sciences, interests and research. Bring your questions for live Q&A sessions!  This session features Yesmarie De La Flor, an intern-to-fellow turned microbiology technician for the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida. Join Yesmarie to learn more about the Internship to Fellowship Program and the microbiology work she does on corals and understanding Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.  Register at this link to join us live: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daQ7yKLlRtetSC9ZfMPAKQ . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. American Women's History (AWHI). Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daQ7yKLlRtetSC9ZfMPAKQ. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Dr. Blake Ushijima

One-Time Events Learn how Smithsonian marine science professionals earned their fins through this Fall series. Discussions will include how they found their paths into the marine sciences, interests and research. Bring your questions for live Q&A sessions!  This session features Dr. Blake Ushijima. Blake began his research career by studying coral diseases in the Pacific Ocean. He now studies bacteria responsible for the stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about his research and the probiotic work his lab is doing to help treat and protect these endangered corals.  Register at this link to join us live: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpLFjnOZREugSknNFEI54g. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RpLFjnOZREugSknNFEI54g. Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.