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YES! intern Maiss in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk - 'Mislabeling of Fish in the Caribbean'

Maiss, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, worked in the Vertebrate Zoology department. At first, she found lab work difficult, but with the...

YES! intern Evelin in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk - 'Learning about Lunar Craters, Meteorites, and the Universe'

Evelin, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, did not know much about space before her internship. But once here, she learned about lunar...

YES! intern Livia in a red polo shirt, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk – 'Tiny Shells Hold Big Clues to the Past'

Livia, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, spent her summer working with microscopic fossil shells, called foraminifera. Scientists study...

YES! intern Bibiana in a red polo shirt and black jacket, standing in front of a large video screen.

YES! Intern Talk – 'Learning by Doing at the National Zoo'

Bibiana, an intern at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is used to learning from lectures in school. During her internship, her mentor taught her how to care for and feed...

Close-up photo of green, red, and beige dinosaur tooth fossil, from a video by the National Museum of Natural History

How Paleontologists Identify Dinosaur Teeth

Paleontologist Dr. Matthew Carrano shows how dinosaur teeth can be identified. Different tooth shapes indicate different dinosaur diets. Video from the National Museum of...

black & white video of steam or hot and mineral-rich fluids from the seafloor coming from a hydrothermal vent

Submarine Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents

Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine animals and other organisms that thrive in the dark depths of the ocean near hydrothermal...

Three people in white helmets and orange and black jumpsuits stand in a steaming, black landscape. A helicopter approaches.

Smithsonian's Nature of Science: Expedition to Arctic Volcanoes

Join geologist Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell as she explores the active volcanoes of Alaska's Western Aleutian Islands, searching for...

A quote on the winter of 1609-1610 in Jamestown, Virginia by George Percy is shown as white script text on black background.

Quotes from the Jamestown Settlers during the harsh winter of 1609-1610

The winter of 1609-1610 in Jamestown is referred to as the "starving time." A poor agricultural harvest followed by harsh winter conditions and unsanitary drinking water...

Teenage girl standing next to a large video screen, gesturing with one hand

Q?Crew Captain Talk - 'Bridging Boundaries'

Q?Crew Captain McKenna tells how, as a high school senior, she felt pressure to plan out her life and make choices -- such as whether to study science, or drama, or...

Teenage girl standing next to a large video screen

Q?Crew Captain Talk - 'Taking on Responsibility and Having a Voice'

Q?Crew Captain Niya describes how planning and coordinating a successful "Teen Takeover" event in Q?rius made her feel more responsible and independent.

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Q?Crew Captain Talk - 'Working in a Microscopy Lab'

Q?Crew Captain Justin describes helping visitors in the Q?rius Collections Zone, and his subsequent internship in the museum's microscopy lab. He learned how to prepare...

Paleobiologist Conrad Labandeira holds and tilts a plant fossil with both hands while webcast host Maggy Benson looks on.

Fossil Forensics with Conrad Labandeira

In this video, paleobiologist Conrad Labandeira shows some of the leaf fossils he uses to study the deep history of plant-insect relationships. 

Butterfly Pavilion Manager Eric Wenzel standing in the Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

Science Careers: Butterfly Pavilion Manager

Meet Eric Wenzel, Butterfly Pavilion Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In this video, Eric talks about...

Botanist Eric Schuettpelz holds a Lego model of a fern, while sitting at a table with webcast host Maggy Benson.

Ferns Webcast with Eric Schuettpelz

In this video, Botanist Eric Schuettpelz reveals the unique life cycles of ferns and highlights some of their adaptations.

Smithsonian Science How Live Webcast

A man against a black background, holding a skull of a tiny hominin found on the island of Flores, Indonesia.

Hobbits on Flores, Indonesia

A tiny hominin found in 2003 on the island of Flores, Indonesia shook up the world of paleoanthropology because of its age and appearance. The tiny adult skeleton was just...

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