Museum Announcements

March 22 is World Water Day

Did you know that more than one billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water? March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day, a time to consider the critical role of water in human health and sanitation, energy, and the environment. Explore these resources to learn about the past, present, and future of Earth’s water and crucial water-related challenges.

March 18: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

As part of the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will be screening the world premiere of the scientific adventure story in Your Inner Fish, based on the best-selling book of the same name by evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago. The screening will be held Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. The event is free and open to the public, but photo ID and registration are required.

March 13: The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea

The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences cordially invites you to this year’s Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Smithsonian’s Baird Auditorium (10th & Constitution).  Dr. David M. Karl of the University of Hawaii will present “The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability.”  Dr.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Does your dinner plate reflect the latest science-based nutrition guidelines? Do you know what’s in your supplements? How can we help schools give students the foundation they need to develop a healthy lifestyle?

Summary: The Science of Science Communication

A summary of a National Academy of Sciences’ colloquium exploring ways to improve the communication of science to lay audiences is now available. The colloquium, held in the fall of 2013 and titled “The Science of Science Communication II,” convened leading social, behavioral, and decision scientists, other scientists, and communication practitioners to share current research and discuss opportunities to enhance public engagement with science.