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Bilingual Hangout: Mammal Scientists from the Smithsonian and Beyond

Join Kristofer Helgen (Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History), Roland Kays (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) and Miguel Pinto (American Museum of...

Maggy Benson and zoologist Dave Pawson look at an artifact while sitting at a table covered with sea stars and other specimens.

Sea Urchins Webcast with Dave Pawson

In this video, zoologist Dave Pawson shares how he studies echinoderms in the deep sea, and how deep ocean research techniques have changed over the years.

Smithsonian Science How Live Webcast

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Learning to Identify Fossil Plants Using Living Plants

Tiffany is a high school student from Maryland who has been a Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) intern at the Museum for three years – one in the Fossil Lab in the...

Maggy Benson and geologist Ben Andrews with protective glasses on, while conducting a laser demonstration during a webcast.

Volcanic Eruptions Webcast with Ben Andrews

In this video, geologist Ben Andrews shares how explosive volcanic eruptions happen and demonstrates how he studies them.

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

YES! Intern Talk - 'Cultural Anthropology, from Canoes to iPhones'

Carlos, an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, talks about his life-changing experience working with cultural anthropologist...

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...

Geologist Cari Corrigan and collection manager Linda Welzenbach in white clean-room suits in the  Antarctic meteorite storage

Inside the Meteorite Clean Room at the Smithsonian

Don your clean-room clothing and take a glimpse into the Smithsonian's Antarctic meteorite storage facility in Suitland, Md., where the 15,000 Antarctic meteorites in the...

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