Natural History Investigations: After School Programs for High School Students

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Join us for an after school program series that allows you to explore the world of natural history science in a fun and interactive way!


Who should apply?

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in science and museums, and are looking for ways to go beyond what they learn in school.

What will I do?

  • Meet and learn from museum scientists and educators
  • Gain natural history science and technology skills
  • Visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas of the museum
  • Meet other science-minded teens from across the D.C. metropolitan area

Details about the Program

Location: Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center at the National Museum of Natural History

Dates, Times and Program Themes (2018-2019 School Year):

Botany: Pterrific Pteridophytes – No longer accepting applications.

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, November 6, November 13, 2018

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Entomology: Exploring Insects

Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Forensic Anthropology: Skeleton Sleuths - Special series for DCPS students

Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

How do I apply?

The program is free of charge. Applications are now open. Download application form (PDF). Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Questions? Contact us at (link sends e-mail) or 202-633-4588

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