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Favorite Science Blogs (from the staff at NMNH and You!) - 2009 Edition
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Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7-20pm
Our fourth annual sustainable seafood event begins with a reception in the Sant Ocean Hall, featuring specialty cocktails, wine, and sustainable seafood hors d’oeuvres prepared by several of Washington’s most noteworthy chefs: Victor Albisu; Jeff and Barbara Black of Black Restaurant Group; Mike Isabella of Graffiato and Bandolero; Ris Lacoste of RIS; Jamie Leeds and Nicolas Flores of Hank’s Oyster Bar; Shannon Overmiller of The Majestic; and Susan Soorenko, Moorenko’s Ice Cream Café. The reception will be followed by a seated dinner in our illustrious Rotunda featuring recipes from Chef Richard Hetzler of the Mitsitam Native Foods Café and Chef Scott Drewno from The Source by Wolfgang Puck. The food will be matched with appropriate wines.
Consumers, chefs, vendors, restaurateurs, and wholesalers all benefit from a safe seafood supply. But how do we know if the seafood we buy is safe to eat? How is it tested? How can we make choices that ensure a sustainable supply of healthy seafood? During the reception, staff at six Ocean Insight Stations in the Sant Ocean Hall will offer answers, demonstrations, and tastings, including sushi from Wegmans and oysters from the Virginia Marine Products Board and Rappahannock River Oysters.
Please join us for this special evening.
What Was Happening Then? - Triangulum Galaxy
When the light we observe now left the Triangulum Galaxy, early humans walked upright but did not yet use stone tools. See the Triangulum Galaxy - http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/evolving-universe/exg/ngc604.html Learn more about early humans - http://humanorigins.si.edu/human-characteristics/walking
What Was Happening Then? - Helix Nebula
Light from the Helix Nebula takes 700 years to reach Earth. The light we observe now left the Helix Nebula around 1311 CE. At that point in history, the Chinese had just developed the first cannon; a terrible famine was sweeping through Europe; and European merchants, inspired by Marco Polo, had begun traveling to China.
What Was Happening Then? - Star Cluster Westerlund 2
Light from the Star Cluster Westerlund 2 (http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/evolving-universe/galaxy/westerlund2.html) takes 20,000 years to reach Earth. When the light we observe now left Westerlund 2, woolly mammoths roamed Earth and we hunted by early humans (http://humanorigins.si.edu/).
What Was Happening Then? - Soul Nebula
Light from the Soul Nebula takes 6,500 years to reach Earth. The light we observe now left the Soul Nebula around 4500 BCE. At that time, farming villages in Mesopotamia began developing into urban centers. Learn more about Mesopotamia (http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html) and see a photo of the Soul Nebula (http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/evolving-universe/galaxy/w5.html).
Join us for free family activities about heritage, difference, and diversity!
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Evans Gallery (Ground Floor) (Please use the entrance at 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW.)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
(Ages 2 to 8) Take Another Look at Skin: Family activities that explore skin color
1:00 – 2:00 pm
(Ages 3 and up) All the Colors We Are: Read and explore about skin color with early childhood educator Katie Kissinger
1:00 – 4:00 pm
(All ages) ARTLAB+ Family Interviews: Share stories and reactions about race in interviews with teens from ARTLAB+
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(Ages 3 and up) Your Skin Is a Poem: Write and perform your own original poetry with Katie Kissinger
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
(All ages) Handmade Storybooks: Create a storybook on heritage with book artist Sushmita Mazumdar
Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed-Race America
Panel Discussion and Book Signing
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 7 – 9pm
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
The mismatch between visual appearance and identity can surprise us, especially where our ideas about race are concerned. And so there’s a question that multi-racial Americans often hear: What are you?
Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed-Race America shows that their responses are as varied and as powerful as their identities. The book explores the concept of race in America through the images and the words of individuals from this rapidly-growing demographic.
Please join us as photographer Mike Tauber, co-author Pamela Singh, and two DC-area residents depicted in the book participate in a discussion and book signing at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
NMNH calendar page for this program:
RACE: Are We So Different? at NMNH
Let’s Talk About RACE at the Smithsonian