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July Events in Q?rius at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

by Dan Kulpinski -- Jul 1, 2014
Dan Kulpinski

Dan Kulpinski is managing producer of the Q?rius website.

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.
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.

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 events are often informal: The expert sets up a table with a video monitor or a poster and some objects from the Museum’s collections and talks to whomever stops by. Other talks are more formal lectures in the Q?rius Theater, but the goal is always the same: To bring our research and experts out from behind the scenes so visitors can learn about the fascinating scientific work going on here.

In July, our topics range from the Maasai community in Kenya, to what’s inside cellphones, to the link between dog genetics and disease. Here’s the current list of July events; click the links to get more information.

 

July 1 – “Maasai Community Life in a Changing World,” with John Kamanga from Kenya and Smithsonian’s Mary Jo Arnoldi.

July 3 –Science at the Edge: What Is Inside Your Cellphone?,” with Smithsonian’s Dr. Joshua Bell.

July 5 –Dude, What Fish Is This?” Fish Barcoding Workshop for Teens and Adults, with Dr. Steve Bond. Figure out if that seafood you bought is really what the label says it is.

July 10 –The Expert Is In: Meteorites - Time Capsules from the Formation of the Solar System,” with Smithsonian’s Devin Schrader.

July 17 – "The Experts Are In: Fish Have Ear Bones?” Look through microscopes at these tiny structures and explore what they tell us about the age of a fish and why we care, with NOAA scientist Darin Jones and NOAA Teachers at Sea Johanna Mendillo and Anne Mortimer.

July 19 –National Moth Week: Scales in the Sky,” with Smithsonian’s Dr. David Adamski. Explore moth adaptations.

July 24 –Science at the Edge, - Discovery of a Cretaceous Fossil Assassin Fly in Burmese Amber,” with Smithsonian’s Dr. Torsten Dikow.

July 28 –The Expert Is In: Dog Genetics and Disease,” with Lisa Shaffer of Paw Print Genetics. Learn about the origin of many canine illnesses.

 

New event listings and cancellations can spring up at any time, so check the Upcoming Events calendar for the most current information. All events are free!

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