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Maggy Benson and geologist Dr. Michael Wise at a table that has gems, minerals, crystals. He is holding a large Quartz gem.

Mineral Dependence Webcast with Michael Wise

In this video, Smithsonian geologist Dr. Michael Wise explains the incredible qualities of rocks called pegmatites, and our dependence on them for minerals

Two women sit at a table with blue tablecloth, hammer, and rocks on it. The woman at right is wearing blue, latex gloves.

Antarctic Meteorites Webcast with Cari Corrigan

In this video, Smithsonian geologist Dr. Cari Corrigan explains what meteorites found in Antarctica reveal about the early solar system.

Maggy Benson and geologist Dr.Cara Santelli at a table that has minerals and specimen containers. Backdrop of a mountain scene

Mineral Transformations Webcast with Cara Santelli

In this video, geologist Dr. Cara Santelli explains how microbes transform minerals.

Maggy Benson and geologist Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell at table with volcanic rocks and ash. Cottrell holding a seltzer water bottle

Volcano Geochemistry Webcast with Elizabeth Cottrell

In this video, Smithsonian geologist Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell explains why she calls volcanoes the "lungs of the Earth."

Dan Babbitt of the Insect Zoo and Maggy Benson at a table that has insects in containers. He is holding a jungle nymph insect

Arthropod Adaptations Webcast with Dan Babbitt

In this video, former O. Orkin Insect Zoo manager Dan Babbitt highlights the adaptations of insects and other arthropods.

Maggy Benson and ornithologist Helen James at a table that has specimens and fossils of birds on it. A green plant backdrop.

Bird Extinction Webcast with Helen James

In this video, ornithologist Dr. Helen James explains what prehistoric evidence can tell you about bird extinctions.

Shot of Maggy Benson and Botany Collections Manager Rusty Russell at table with a blue cloth that has dried plant specimens.

Ecosystem Change Webcast with Rusty Russell

In this video, Rusty Russell explains how plant collections can be used to understand change over time.

Maggy Benson and entomologist Dr. Ted Schultz at a table that has containers of ants on it. The backdrop is of green plants.

Ant Agriculture Webcast with Ted Schultz

In this video, entomologist Dr. Ted Schultz shares the evolutionary history of farming in ants.

Maggy Benson and invertebrate zoologist Dr. Carole Baldwin at table with jars of sea animal specimens. Backdrop of ocean fish

Deep Reefs Webcast with Carole Baldwin

In this video, invertebrate zoologist Dr. Carole Baldwin talks about how she explores deep reefs.

Ornithologist Dr. Carla Dove and Maggy Benson at a table that bird specimens on it. She is holding a feather with her glove

Forensic Ornithology Webcast with Carla Dove

In this video, ornithologist Dr. Carla Dove reveals what bird remains can tell you about airplane strikes.

Woman in red shirt and man in blue shirt sitting at a table with binoculars and brown stuffed animals on it.

Discovering New Mammal Species Webcast with Kristofer Helgen

In this video, zoologist Dr. Kris Helgen shares some of the new mammal discoveries he has made.

Two women sit at a table with a blue tablecloth and glass specimen jars on it. The woman on the right has her hands palms-up.

Parasites and Hosts Webcast with Anna Phillips

In this video, zoologist Dr. Anna Phillips shares the importance of parasites and how they relate to their hosts.

Maggy Benson and marine biologist Dr. Chris Meyer at table with sea animal shells. The backdrop is of a multicolor coral reef

Measuring Biodiversity Webcast with Chris Meyer

In this video, marine biologist Dr. Chris Meyer explains the techniques he uses to measure biodiversity.

Maggy Benson and zoologist Dr. Karen Osborn at table with marine invertebrates in containers. Backdrop is of ocean fish.

Ocean Biodiversity Webcast with Karen Osborn

In this video, zoologist Dr. Karen Osborn explains how she discovers and names new species of marine invertebrates, such as acorn worms.

Woman in a teal blue shirt, looking left, and sitting in front of a background of large, green foliage.

Trap-Jaw Spiders Webcast with Hannah Wood

In this video, entomologist Dr. Hannah Wood explains how she studies tiny trap-jaw spiders, and how they hunt for prey.

Maggy Benson and paleobiologist Dr. Brian Huber at table with fossils, tools, and containers. Backdrop of mountain scene.

Global Change Webcast with Brian Huber

In this video, paleobiologist Dr. Brian Huber explains why tiny organisms called foraminifera are great indicators of changes in global environmental conditions.

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