11 Free Natural History Programs Streaming in April | Smithsonian Voices | National Museum of Natural History
11 Free Natural History Programs Streaming in April
A particular efficiency of “A Passion for the Planet,” the City Nature Challenge and a night with Howard Youth; stream these free applications and extra this April via the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Sixth Annual Mother Tongue Film Festival
Celebrate cultural and linguistic variety by tuning in to the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival. This 12 months, the Festival options 45 movies in 39 languages from across the globe, highlighting the essential function languages play in our day by day lives. The Festival can be hosted solely on-line with monthly screenings through May.
This month’s featured occasion is a roundtable discussion on Apr. 2 about language revitalization and filmmaking for academic functions. Mary Linn, curator of cultural and linguistic revitalization on the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, will reasonable the dwell dialog with Ruben Reyes, director of “Garifuna in Peril,” and Kari Chew (Chickasaw), the venture lead for “Growing the Fire Within.”
How Mangroves Protect Coastal Communities from Rising Sea Levels
Apr. 7, 11 a.m. ET
Global local weather change is inflicting mangroves to unfold into saltmarsh habitats in Florida, which can alter ecosystem processes via modifications in its construction. But the arrival of these distinctive bushes could also be a welcome sight for coastal communities threatened by rising sea ranges.
On Apr. 7, attend a virtual lecture by Dr. Loraé T. Simpson, a mangrove ecologist on the Florida Oceanographic Society, who will discuss how mangroves type pure obstacles alongside the Atlantic coast and will assist maintain coastal communities as they face modifications in a hotter future.
A Virtual Science Café with Clare Fieseler, Gary Krupnick and Jonathan Tucker
Apr. 8, 5 p.m. ET
Sit again, calm down and revel in a virtual science café the place scientists will speak in regards to the function of museum collections in plant conservation, the origin of Earth’s ambiance and the way marine protected areas, the nationwide parks of the oceans, will help shield coral reefs from local weather change.
To assist set the stage at dwelling, we’re teaming up with Washington, D.C.-local restaurant Busboys and Poets. Upon registration, you may obtain an order hyperlink earlier than this system. Whether you are native or not, you may shake up a themed drink to take pleasure in utilizing a recipe supplied by Busboys and Poets.
This program is designed for adults.
Become a Neighborhood Naturalist
Apr. 10, 11 a.m. ET
Learn the best way to make and file scientific observations like the professionals in this interactive webinar. You and your loved ones will get recommendations on the best way to search for nature in your neighborhood and uncover alternative ways to share what you observe with one another and others in the neighborhood. This program is for households with kids ages 5-10.
How Dogs Became Our Best Friends
Apr. 15, 11:30 a.m. ET
Thousands of years in the past, canine as we all know them didn’t exist. Instead, people and wolves lived separate lives whereas inhabiting the identical lands. Eventually, their proximity developed into the companionship now we have right this moment. But regardless of the lengthy historical past between people and canine, scientists are nonetheless not sure of how this friendship started.
Tune in for a conversation with Audrey Lin, a paleogeneticist and Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, who will discuss her analysis and reply your questions on canine domestication.
This program is an element of the museum’s ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic collection. It is moderated by Briana Pobiner, a paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Where Science and Art Meet
Apr. 15, 6 p.m. ET
Opposites appeal to, because the saying goes, which couldn’t be more true of the connection between artwork and science. Discover the connection between these seemingly reverse careers in a panel discussion from the Smithsonian Marine Station. Hear from three panelists with various scientific and creative backgrounds who will share how their understanding of science has formed their very own creative journey and supply ideas and tips for aspiring scientific creatives.
This virtual event is the second of three applications in “The Art of Science: Conversations with Creatives in Science” collection. It will discover how science influences the inventive processes in literature and journalism.
A Passion for the Planet: Art and Science in Concert
Apr. 21, 5 p.m. ET
At the convergence of artwork and science is a strong message in regards to the local weather disaster. Join Scott Wing, analysis geologist and curator of paleobotany on the museum, as he moderates a discussion between “A Passion for the Planet” composer Geoffrey Hudson, National Endowment for the Arts Chief of Staff Ra Joy and local weather scientist and creator Michael E. Mann in regards to the intersection of artwork, storytelling and science.
Following the dialog, stick round for a special director’s cut-style performance of “A Passion for the Planet” with Hudson and Mann, whose well-known “Hockey Stick” graph depicting the speedy rise in temperature change in the twentieth century is about to music in Hudson’s oratorio. As the efficiency unfolds, Hudson and Mann will share commentary and reply questions dwell by way of chat.
Finding Local Biodiversity in Spanish
Apr. 25, 2 p.m. ET
Explore your neighborhood and discover ways to observe and doc the range of animals and crops you discover in this digital program with Jorge Ahumada from Conservation International and Jorge Bogantes Montero from Anacostia Watershed Society. They will discuss how they monitor biodiversity and why it’s necessary to share remark to higher perceive the pure world. You and your loved ones will learn how to be half of neighborhood science and assist scientists gather helpful knowledge on biodiversity in areas across the planet.
This program will stream in Spanish and is ideal for households.
A Screening of “A Community of Gardeners”
Apr. 27, 5 p.m. ET
The District of Columbia has a vibrant community of neighborhood gardens the place folks, crops, pollinators and different wildlife intermingle. Attend this virtual discussion with “A Community of Gardeners” filmmaker Cintia Cabib, conservation biologist Gary Krupnick from the Smithsonian’s Plant Conservation Unit, and Carrie Seltzer from iNaturalist who will speak in regards to the roles neighborhood gardens play in neighborhoods.
Register for this system to obtain a hyperlink to look at the movie forward of this system.
An Evening With Howard Youth
Apr. 29, 5 p.m. ET
Nature awaits discovery at virtually each flip in the advanced ecosystem of Washington, D.C. In parks giant and small, throughout the District’s gardens and on public streets, there’s large biodiversity. In “Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington, D.C.,” with a ahead by Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, naturalist Howard Youth takes readers on an city safari, describing the wild facet of the nation’s capital.
Tune in for a lively conversation with Howard Youth and Kirk Johnson on the arc that led Howard to doc nature in the District. Gary Krupnick, conservation botanist on the museum, will present introductory remarks.
City Nature Challenge 2021
Apr. 30 – May 3
The City Nature Challenge is a global effort for folks to search out and doc wildlife in cities throughout the globe. Become a citizen scientist and search for indicators of life in native parks, neighborhoods and backyards to see what crops and animals share your surroundings.
Visit the City Nature Challenge web site and discover out if a city near you is taking part in the Challenge. Everyone in a taking part metropolitan space with entry to a digicam and the web can take part utilizing the iNaturalist app.
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