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Landscapes of the Anthropocene: Program 3

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:30 pm

Planting in a Post-Wild World Claudia West is a sought-after speaker on plant community-based design and the application of natural color theories to landscapes. In her latest publication, Planting in a Post-Wild World, West, together with co-author Thomas Rainer, presents a new approach to ecological planting design.

Although industrialization and urban sprawl...

Smithsonian Science How Live Online Chat with Ornithologist Helen James

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
11:00 am

We're introducing something new this year: live, text-based web chats with scientists who have previously been featured on a Smithsonian Science How live webcast. Students will get to have direct conversations with scientists about their career pathways and research at the Museum. Supplement each live chat by watching the Smithsonian Science How video of the featured...

Smithsonian Science How Live Online Chat with Ornithologist Helen James

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:00 pm

We're introducing something new this year: live, text-based web chats with scientists who have previously been featured on a Smithsonian Science How live webcast. Students will get to have direct conversations with scientists about their career pathways and research at the Museum. Supplement each live chat by watching the Smithsonian Science How video of the featured...

The Scientist is In: Human Origins

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
1:00 pm

A human origins scientist will be in the exhibit with touchable objects to answer questions and talk about their research.

HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic: Teaching Human Evolution: Opportunities and Challenges

Friday, December 23, 2016
12:00 pm

Come join our informal lunchtime discussion with Dr. Connie Bertka (Smithsonian's Human Origins Program's Broader Social Impacts Committee) and...

"Smithsonian Science How" Live Webcast: Powerful Predators - Adaptations of Trap-Jaw Spiders

Thursday, January 12, 2017
11:00 am

Join us for the "Smithsonian Science How" webcast! Today's program about trap-jaw spiders features Dr. Hannah Wood, an entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Find out how trap-jaw spiders prey on insects using a combination of stealth and power-amplified snapping jaws. Accompany Hannah on a journey to Chile and New Zealand to get a glimpse of...

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