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Efrain Tejada sits in Q?rius holding a piece of atacamite from Chile. On the table is a textile wedding mural made in Peru, and a Carnival lion mask from Mexico. Photo by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian.
by Efrain Tejada -- Sep 5, 2018

My name is Efrain Tejada and I am the Manager of Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center and Q?rius jr: a discovery room at the...

The blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) can be found in tropical areas from Mexico to South America. Smithsonian photo.
by Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla -- Aug 31, 2018

Ven a ver por ti mismo en “Viernes de SEM”, una demostración semanal de nuestro microscopio electrónico de barrido (SEM), en Q?rius, El Centro de Educación en Ciencia Coralyn W. Whitney.

The blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) can be found in tropical areas from Mexico to South America. Smithsonian photo.
by Juan Pablo Hurtado Padilla -- Aug 31, 2018

Come to a weekly presentation of a scanning electron microscope imagery in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center.

Museum educator Nicole Webster guides students in the school program “Reefs Unleashed.” Photo by Don Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution.
by Nicole Webster -- Aug 27, 2018

Many students learn science best through hands-on experience. We know it can be difficult for homeschoolers to find such immersive science...

Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) off the coast of Cuba. Photo by Alex Chernikh, via Wikimedia and EOL, CC-BY.
by Devin Reese -- Aug 1, 2014

You may have heard that more people die from vending machine accidents every year than from shark bites. My fourth grader knew that, and it's not...

Orange “nectar guides” act like runway lights to attract pollinators into the center of a Miltoniopsis orchid. Smithsonian photo by Devin Reese
by Devin Reese -- Jul 1, 2014

People all over the U.S. were celebrating National Pollination Week last month. What’s to celebrate about pollination? I asked around the...

A bumblebee feeds on the nectar and pollen of a flower. Help us transcribe bumblebee records on September 20. Smithsonian photo by Rosa Pineda.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Sep 19, 2014

This month our events feature tattoos, bumble bees, fungi, and more.

All events are free, unless otherwise noted, and take place in Q?rius...

Entomologist David Adamski holds a non-gelechioid moth in Thailand. He'll share his insights into moth adaptations in a talk on July 19. Photo courtesy of David Adamski, Smithsonian.
by Dan Kulpinski -- Jul 1, 2014

During any given week, you’ll find a Smithsonian expert giving a public talk in Q?rius at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The...

Flowers bloom on a hill overlooking the settlement of Qaarsut, Greenland. Photo by Wilfred Richard.
by Colleen Popson -- May 1, 2015

“Fifteen years ago, scientists knew that Arctic ice was melting but no one imagined an ice-free Arctic,” says ...

Geologist Cari Corrigan, left, points out some features in Kentland Quarry in western Indiana. Photo by Don Hurlbert, Smithsonian.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Aug 18, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to travel with five geologists to unique sites around the country to understand more about the diverse geologic...

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