Upcoming Events

Format: 2018-04-24

CANCELED - Smithsonian Science How Webcast

Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 pm

Science on a Sphere

Saturday, May 12, 2018
12:00 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.

After Five

Objects of Wonder: Forensic Anthropology Uncovers the Mysterious Death of Kennicott

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:45 pm

150 years ago a young American scientist named Robert Kennicott, one of the founders of the Smithsonian, set out for a walk into the Alaskan wilderness while on an expedition to the Yukon and was never heard from again.

The mystery of his death shook the nation and his crew. No one knew how or why he died, and rumors of suicide by swallowing strychnine have circled ever since. That is...

POSTPONED - Smithsonian Science How Webcast: How Bones Fossilize...or Don't with Paleontologist Kay Behrensmeyer

Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00 am

NOTE: This webcast has been POSTPONED until Fall 2018. Once we have a specific date, we'll inform everyone who registered.

Participate in this webcast to learn about the conditions shaping when and how bones fossilize, or don’t.

Bring a Smithsonian scientist into your classroom with Smithsonian Science How video webcasts.

These free,...

Smithsonian Science How Webcast: Butterfly Adaptations - How They Come By Their Colors

Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00 am

NOTE: This webcast was originally scheduled for March 22 and has been rescheduled for May 24.
Butterfly Adaptations - How They Come By Their Colors, featuring Smithsonian experts
Have you ever wondered why there is so much diversity in colors and patterns on butterfly wings? What’s the function, and how do butterflies come by their brilliant colors...

Kids & Families

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

Thursday, May 24, 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