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Kids & Families

Helping Babies Affected by Zika Virus

Monday, August 20, 2018
1:30 pm

Unborn children are the most vulnerable to Zika virus, but there is much that can be done to help. Learn how we are helping babies with Zika virus and how you can prevent the virus from spreading.

After Five

Stories from the Frontline: Fighting Zika

Monday, August 20, 2018
6:45 pm

Join us as scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 Zika pandemic. You’ll hear from those on the frontline of virus response and prevention and have a chance to talk with them about the current status of Zika preparedness. Their stories of innovative strategies, cross-border collaborations, and cutting edge research—from tracing the virus to...

Kids & Families

Tag, you’re it!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2:00 pm

Among migrating animals, marine animals are the world’s record-setters!
Come chat with Smithsonian scientist, Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison who has studied the migrations of seabirds, seals, sharks, turtles, whales, and tunas. Learn about the cutting edge tracking technology she uses, how she captures and tags these animals, why animals migrate, and how her science is being...

Demonstrations

Science on a Sphere

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
11:00 am

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.

Demonstrations

Science on a Sphere

Friday, August 24, 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.

Demonstrations

Live from the Arctic

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:30 am

Join in on an Arctic expedition as we chat live with scientists and students on board a research vessel navigating the changing Canadian Northwest Passage! This historic route was once a perilous journey that would trap ships in ice, but today the route is nearly ice free. We’ll talk with these experts about the science being done and what they are learning about our changing planet.

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