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Students participate in a forensic anthropology school program at the museum. Photo by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian.
by Nicole Webster -- Aug 20, 2018

Teachers, get the top four ways the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History can help educate and inspire your students.

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...

Q?rius volunteer Victor Guerrero shows students a human jawbone during the "Forensic Mysteries: Mystery at Yorktown Creek" school program. Photo by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian.
by Nicole Webster -- Aug 23, 2018

Erosion along a creek bed in Yorktown, Va., exposed something startling: a human skeleton! Scientists excavated the bones to prevent them from...

Students handle real human bones in Q?rius during a Field Trip Day Sponsored by Google in 2015. Photo by Fiona Wilkinson, Smithsonian.
by Nicole Webster -- Feb 24, 2016

For a limited time this spring, Google is providing financial assistance to make field trips to the National Museum of Natural History possible...

Teens examine an Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure in Q?rius. Photo © jaime windon - the blonde photographer ® - blonde photo, llc.
by Nicole Webster -- Jul 6, 2017

Are you interested in an immersive, staff-led program for your school, youth, or camp group this summer? If you have a group of at least 15...

Students take notes about collection objects in the Q?rius Collections Challenge school program. Smithsonian Institution photo.
by Erika Wright -- Nov 13, 2014

Did you ever wonder what a Smithsonian scientist does when they have a question, or how they go about answering it? In the "Q?rius Collections...

Students use an Olympus BX43 Five-Headed Compound Microscope to examine feathers in the school program, "Bird Strike Whodunit." Smithsonian photo.
by Nicole Webster -- Oct 28, 2014

As a plane takes off from Reagan National Airport, one of its wings strikes a bird in midair. Thousands of such bird strikes happen every year,...

Students apply their new skills to solve the final challenge in the “Dig Deep” school program. Photo NHB2014-01468 by Leah M. McGlothern, Smithsonian.
by Adam Blankenbicker -- Aug 27, 2014

Most of us don’t look at a phone, a car, or a building and think, “Where on Earth did they find the materials to build that?” Even if we do think...

Students discuss how to analyze human bones during the "Forensic Mysteries - A Grizzly Discovery" school program in  Q?rius. Smithsonian photo NHB2013-02793 by James Di Loreto.
by Nicole Webster -- Sep 11, 2014

A group of hikers stumbles across a human skull in the woods of West Virginia. There was a report of a missing 65-year-old woman from a nearby...

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