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Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: N!ia: The Story of a !Kung Woman

Friday, October 27, 2017
2:30 pm

N!ia: The Story of a !Kung Woman (1980, 59 min., Namibia) by John Marshall.

Shot over 27 years, this film is an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Jul’hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-30s. The film chronicles her life and that of her wider community in the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert of Namibia. Discussion to follow the film.

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Intern Is In: Jenesis

Saturday, October 28, 2017
11:00 am

Speak with one of our Youth Engagement Through Science (YES!) Interns, Jenesis, about her work! Come get some hands-on experience with the little qualities of spiders that make them unique, and learn why spiders are everywhere you go!

Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: A Weave of Time

Friday, November 3, 2017
2:30 pm

A Weave of Time (1986, 60 min., United States) by Susan Fanshel.

This film examines four generations of change in a Navajo family, and draws on anthropologist John Adair’s footage from 1938. Exploring the contemporary resonances of this footage 50 years later, this film delves into issues around cultural continuity and change. Discussion to follow the film....

Food Security: The Urban Food Hub Solution

Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30 pm

Food security demands a diversified food system that includes urban communities as locations for food production, food preparation, food distribution, and waste reduction/reuse.

Join us as Sabine O'Hara, Dean and Director of Landgrant Programs for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of...

Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast: A Century of Discovery of Sea Urchins and Relatives featuring Zoologist Dave Pawson

Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:00 am

Meet Dr. Dave Pawson, zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History. He studies echinoderms, which include animals like sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers, in the deep sea. How can you study animals that live on the seafloor? Take a journey back in time with Dave to learn about the first echinoderms that were collected for the Smithsonian over 100 years ago by...

Smithsonian Science How Video Webcast: A Century of Discovery of Sea Urchins and Relatives featuring Zoologist Dave Pawson

Thursday, November 9, 2017
2:00 pm

Meet Dr. Dave Pawson, zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History. He studies echinoderms, which include animals like sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers, in the deep sea. How can you study animals that live on the seafloor? Take a journey back in time with Dave to learn about the first echinoderms that were collected for the Smithsonian over 100 years ago by...

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