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Image credit: NBC / Today

Piece of Mail in the Smithsonian Once Contained the Hope Diamond

$2.44. That's how much it cost Harry Winston to mail the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian in 1958.

As part of the Today show series “Mr. Smith Goes to the Smithsonian," NBC’s Harry Smith reveals the surprising story behind the famous diamond.

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Image credit: Johnny Gibbons, Smithsonian

Meet One of the Curators Behind the Smithsonian’s 640,000 Birds

On National Bird Day, Smithsonian Magazine spoke with Dr. Helen James, Curator of Birds at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, to learn why the ornithologist’s interest in avian biodiversity is sky-high.

 
Online Events – Video Webinars
Image montage of upcoming "Smithsonian Science How" programming by Jennifer Renteria, Smithsonian.

Here is our latest online programming guide. For a calendar view of upcoming video webinars and a link to previously scheduled video webinars, click here.

For K-12 Students

Digital School Programs for Grades K-12
Registration is now open for weekday programs through January 29, 2021, 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. ET
Please note that additional programs will be added throughout the school year.

Sign your students up for a complementary "Smithsonian Science How" webinar, before or after your scheduled school program, to extend their learning about science careers and personal connections to science. Each webinar is aligned with core content from the Animal Adaptations, Insect Survival, and Reefs Unleashed school programs.

"Smithsonian Science How" Video Webinars
Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this weekly series of free live, interactive webinars. January will feature a series of virtual field trips to the Smithsonian, made extra special thanks to a collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.


For Families

Natural History at Home: "Stripes of All Types"
Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read her book, "Stripes of All Types," and share how learning about natural history inspires and informs her book creations.
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET


For Adults

How Humans Thrive in Extreme Environments
Anthropological geneticist Christina Balentine will share her research and answer your questions on how humans thrive in extreme environments.
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11:30 a.m. ET

Natural History on the Big Screen: "The Love Bugs"
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital invite you to a virtual screening of "The Love Bugs" followed by a Q&A discussion. This humorous and poignant documentary explores the love of Nature and the nature of Love—and what it means to completely devote oneself to both.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Science Café: Tropical Forests in Wyoming, Himalayan Birds, and Crafting Nature
Our Virtual Science Café returns in February to illuminate research surprises in the field, and the changing role and value of research collections.

Learn, unwind, and engage with Smithsonian scientists whose curiosity and perspectives are bound to help you think differently about the natural and cultural world.

Speakers & Talks:
  • “Do Himalayan Birds Wear Down Jackets?” by Sahas Barve
  • “Tiny Fossil, Big Insight” by Vera Korasidis
  • “Crafting Nature in a Genomic Age” by Adrian Van Allen
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET

 
In Case You Missed It
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Image credit: Karen Carr / National Park Service

Ten New Things We Learned About Human Origins in 2020

Smithsonian archaeologist Ella Beaudoin and paleoanthropologist Briana Pobiner reveal some of 2020's best findings in human origins studies.

 
Thank You For Your Support
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Generous supporters like you make it possible for the museum to expand our digital content and programming, especially now when educational resources are more important than ever. Make a gift today to help keep curious minds engaged and educated about the wonders of the natural world!

 
 
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