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Video Webinar: Live with Jellyfish

One-Time Events Take a tour of the Natural History Museum's Aqua Room with Dr. Allen Collins! He will introduce viewers to live jellyfish and talk about the research being done by scientists in the Invertebrate Zoology department. How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/93811890572 Registration: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn ​about ​who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Webcast: https://zoom.us/j/93811890572. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Monday, June 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Expert is Online Video Webinar: Archaeology Fieldwork with Paleoanthropologist Briana Pobiner

One-Time Events Join paleoanthropologist Dr. Briana Pobiner as she takes you on a journey to a Smithsonian excavation in Kenya at the site of Olorgesailie! She'll talk about what it's like to do archaeological fieldwork, show you 'behind the scenes' in the field camp, and talk about all the different roles people play on a fieldwork team. Students will have the opportunity to ask their questions during this interactive program! How to Join The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/99841407570, About the Expert Is Online Connect with science experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to explore natural history collections, research, and science careers. Viewers can submit questions to the featured experts during this program. 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. Related Exhibition: The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Keywords: distance learning, anthropology, paleontology, fossils. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Monday, June 1, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Teacher Tuesday: Take a Deep Dive into the Ocean Portal Website

One-Time Events Educators, are you curious about how to best navigate and utilize the National Museum of Natural History’s digital offerings? Join us as we feature a different educational resource each week. After taking a deep dive into the featured resource of the week, we will answer your questions during the second half of the program! Featured resource of the week: the Ocean Portal website. Join Museum Educators and Ocean Portal Editor-in-Chief Emily Frost as they guide you through the Ocean Portal website, exploring a multitude of digital assets including vetted scientific information, interactive content, and education resources. How to join:The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/94549585358, Please note that the Ocean Portal website will be most useful for students in grades 6th through 12th, but educators of all grade levels are welcome to attend the webinar. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Educator Professional Development. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit zoom.us.

Teen Tuesday – Earth Optimism with Museum Educator Heather Richardson

One-Time Events Join us for a conversation with Museum Educator Heather Richardson as we talk about ways all of us can be more sustainable at home. Heather will share eco-friendly project ideas and resources for repurposing everyday household objects. She will also discuss ways that young people, and the choices they make, can improve our planet and our future moving forward! Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with educators during this interactive program. How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/97863762769   Registration Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs.   About Teen Earth Optimism: Connect with experts from a variety of scientific fields and… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Earth Optimism. Teen Programs. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Video Webinar: Science How – Volcanoes and Pyroclastic Flows with Geologist Ben Andrews

One-Time Events Join Geologist Dr. Ben Andrews to explore volcanoes and pyroclastic flows — the super-heated gas and ash that is erupted from explosive volcanic eruptions. Ben will describe how these eruptions happen, what causes ash and other materials to explode, and how scientists like him study active volcanoes and pyroclastic flows. How to Join The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/93785308913 Related Resources Video: How Volcanic Eruptions Send Materials Up and Out , Subject Guide: Modeling and Measuring Volcanic Eruptions , Registration Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn ​about ​who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. About Smithsonian Science How We've moved our popular webcast series to video webinars to connect your… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Video Webinar: Fossil Friday with Paleobotanist Rich Barclay

One-Time Events Rich Barclay is a paleobotanist who studies fossil leaves and what they can tell us about climates of the past. Join him to learn how we can use information from an experiment with living Ginkgo trees, to read information about carbon dioxide of ancient atmospheres from fossils. How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/95981916106, Registration Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. About Fossil Friday Connect with paleontologists and other experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to explore fossils and connections to Earth's history in this video webinar series. The experts will prompt students to make and share observations throughout the… 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. Related Exhibition: The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Friday, June 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - Feeling Crabby: How Decorator Crabs Use Camouflage

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 staff as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. In this program, ocean educator Lara Noren will teach you all about decorator crabs, amazing ocean animals that “dress up” using objects found in their habitat! We will explore science concepts like camouflage while you use materials at home to create your own decorator crab art project. Throughout the program, our educators will answer your questions about these stylish crustaceans.  Please have the following materials ready at the start of the program: A small container, like a yogurt cup, or a fruit container Scissors Glue or tape  Crayons , markers, or colored pencils Materials to decorate your crab - you can use whatever you want but some ideas are: colored paper, buttons, sequins, glitter, yarn, felt or fabric scraps, and stickers How to Join: The… 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. Cost: Free.  Registration is requested, but not required. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall. Keywords: family program, children, plants, DIY art, botany, nature, science, science at home, kids, young families, at home, plant press, weekend. Featured Event: Museum Level Featured Event. Saturday, June 6, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Video Webinar: What makes a habitat a home? Exploring ocean habitats

One-Time Events In this program, our museum’s ocean educators will teach you all about ocean habitats! We will explore science concepts while you use materials at home to create your very own ocean habitat scene. Throughout the program, our educators will answer your questions about the fascinating underwater habitats that many plants and animals call home! This program is recommended for lower elementary school learners.  Please have the following materials ready at the start of the program: - A small container, like a yogurt cup, or a fruit container - Scissors - Glue or tape  - Crayons , markers, or colored pencils - Materials to decorate your crab - you can use whatever you want but some ideas are: colored paper, buttons, sequins, glitter, yarn, felt or fabric scraps, and stickers This program is presented as part of the National Museum of Natural History’s World Ocean Day events.    How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/91488216044 Registration:… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Monday, June 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Video Webinar: World Ocean Day - Swimming Sea Snails

One-Time Events Join us for a conversation with marine biologist Dr. Stephanie Bush on Pteropoda, the swimming snails of the sea! During this program we will discuss what these animals are, why scientists study them, and how we are using these animals to better understand our global ocean! Students will have the opportunity to ask their questions during this interactive program. This program is presented as part of the National Museum of Natural History’s World Ocean Day events. ​​​​​​​   How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/99841407570 , Registration: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs.   About the Expert Is Online: Connect with science experts from the Smithsonian's… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Monday, June 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

A Passion for the Planet: How Musicians Are Bringing a Voice to Climate Change and the Ocean

One-Time Events A Passion for the Planet is a new work for orchestra and chorus by composer Geoffrey Hudson. The work celebrates the beauty and wonders of the natural world, and brings attention to topics of climate change, ocean conservation, and earth optimism through the intersection of art and science.   Join us for a conversation with the composer, Geoffrey Hudson, Bill McKibben (author and environmentalist), and Peter Murphy (Alaska Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program), who will share and discuss excerpts from two movements from A Passion for the Planet. Before the program, we encourage you to listen to the full oratorio here.  The program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. This program is presented in collaboration with Hybrid Vigor Music as part of the National Museum of Natural History’s World Ocean Day events.  (Photo credit: Jon Crispin) . Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Earth Optimism. Music Event. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Please register to receive a link to join the program. Featured Event: Central OPA use ONLY. Monday, June 8, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Using DNA to Trace Human Origins and Migration

One-Time Events While most people think of fossils and artifacts as the most important lines of evidence for understanding the past, genetic evidence also plays a major role. Join us as Miguel Vilar, genetic anthropologist and Project Manager of the Geographic Project at National Geographic, shares information about how genetic evidence is used to trace the origin of our species, Homo sapiens, as well as the migrations of ancient modern humans throughout the world.     Moderator: Briana Pobiner, Paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.  This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics series.  (Image Credit: Courtesy of Miguel Vilar)  . Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Event Group: Distance Learning. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Please register to receive a link to join the program. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Video Webinar: Ocean Motion

One-Time Events Join staff from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Local Motion Project as we dive into the life of a Gossamer worm, a deep sea animal. During this program we will hear from marine biologist Dr. Karen Osborn and dance teaching artists Kylie Murray and Sara Lavan. They will guide participants in movement exploration and dance-making inspired by these unique deep sea animals! This program is recommended for upper elementary school students.  How to Join: The webinar will be presented on Zoom video; click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/99841407570 Registration Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn about who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. You also get an opportunity to opt-in to our museum e-newsletter and be notified of future live video programs. About the Expert Is Online: Connect with science experts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

CANCELED - Family Night: Pollinators

One-Time Events Visitors will explore their connection to pollinators and plants through interactive activities, crafts, demonstrations, and conversations with scientists. We'll explore connections to Earth Optimism and solutions to help pollinators. More details to come. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible. Categories: Kids & Families. Event Group: Earth Optimism. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor, Q?rius. Cost: TBD. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Chef’s Table

One-Time Events Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for a special lunch with a guest chef! Categories: Culinary Arts. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Ocean Terrace Café. Cost: Lunch costs will be posted in the Café. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall, 1st Floor. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Chef’s Table

One-Time Events Join us on the third Wednesday of the month for a special lunch with a guest chef! Categories: Culinary Arts. Topics: Science & Nature. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Ocean Terrace Café. Cost: Lunch costs will be posted in the Café. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall, 1st Floor. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.