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Smithsonian Science How Webcast: Ferns - Curious Life Cycles and Remarkable Biodiversity

Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:00 am

Go behind the scenes and meet Dr. Eric Schuettpelz, a botanist who studies ferns at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever noticed how distinct ferns look and wondered why? Get a glimpse of the diversity of ferns in the Smithsonian's plant collection. Take a closer look with Eric at the unique aspects of fern life cycles. Figure out what having spores, but not seeds, means for a...

Smithsonian Science How Webcast: Ferns - Curious Life Cycles and Remarkable Biodiversity

Thursday, April 19, 2018
2:00 pm

Go behind the scenes and meet Dr. Eric Schuettpelz, a botanist who studies ferns at the National Museum of Natural History. Have you ever noticed how distinct ferns look and wondered why? Get a glimpse of the diversity of ferns in the Smithsonian's plant collection. Take a closer look with Eric at the unique aspects of fern life cycles. Figure out what having spores, but not seeds, means for a...

Demonstrations

Science on a Sphere

Friday, April 20, 2018
1:30 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

Films

Ethnographic Film Series: Carnaval de Pueblo

Friday, April 20, 2018
2:30 pm

Carnaval de Pueblo (Jerome R. Mintz, 58 min, 1987)

This film chronicles events leading up to carnaval (carnival) and the carnaval in Casa Viejas Pueblo, Andalusia, Spain. The film highlights the festival’s irreverent songs about local affairs and social criticism about national events.

Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. ...

Celebrations

Earth Optimism Teen Event - Celebrate Earth Day

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00 pm

Earth Optimism 2018: Climate Change and You!
Once again, Q?rius will be closed to the public and open only to a limited number of registered teens + conservation leaders, scientists, photographers, artists and more!

  • Be Empowered: Learn how you can get involved in climate change solutions
  • Be Informed: Talk with...

Kids & Families

Expert Is In: Diversity of Flies: A Look at Predatory Assassin Flies and Their Pollen-Feeding Relatives

Thursday, April 26, 2018
2:00 pm

Explore the diversity of assassin flies, which are predators of other insects and spiders, and find out how they evolved over the past 112 million years. Discover what makes these predators unique and compare them to their closest pollen feeding relatives.

Questions? Please contact: Qprograms@si.edu

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