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An Evening With Peter Brannen: Envisioning the Future by Unlocking Earth's Past

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 pm

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with award-winning science journalist, Peter Brannen. Using fossils and the Earth's deep geological record, Brannen will explore groundbreaking research to broaden views on climate change and the role climate played in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history. Afterward, in a conversation with...

Science on a Sphere

Friday, September 29, 2017
1:00 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: The Hunters

Friday, September 29, 2017
2:30 pm

The Hunters (1957, 72 min., Namibia) by John Marshall.

Shot during a Smithsonian-Harvard Peabody sponsored expedition in 1952–53, The Hunters follows four Jul’hoan men as they hunt a giraffe in the Kalahari Dessert of Namibia. The film shows many aspects of Julʼhoan life beyond hunting, including family relationships, socializing and storytelling, and other...

The Scientist is In: Human Origins

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
1:00 pm

Come meet a scientist and talk to them about their research! 

An Evening With Ruth DeFries: How Humans Innovate in the Face of Natural Disasters

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 pm

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with MacArthur Genius Award-winner and environmental geographer Ruth DeFries, an expert in the study of human impact on our environment. In her latest book, The Big Ratchet, DeFries unfolds the tale of technologies and innovations--big and small--that propelled our species from hunters and...

Science on a Sphere

Friday, October 6, 2017
1:00 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

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