Our global warming webquest takes you on an interactive, web-based journey to learn how small changes can make a big difference for the environment. Play the role of an expert who has been called into action by the United Nations to examine the causes and potential impacts of global warming.
Join members of the scientific and foreign policy communities for an evening of active discussion in this second event of the program series At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy. The event will be held at the Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St., NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Featured speakers will explore how advances in science & technology (S&T) can empower individuals and communities around the globe to affect change and improve their quality of life.
The Koshland Science Museum is a great place for students to see how science can solve real-world problems. Starting in September 2013, we are pleased to offer free school field trips again. A limited number of free facilitator led tours are also available. To qualify for this free offer, field trips must be organized by middle schools and high schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. The science of sociology offers an important knowledge base and analytical approach that can help us understand and plan for our changing demographics.
On Wednesday, September 18, the Koshland Science Museum will close early for a private event. The last museum admission will be at 2:30 p.m. and the museum will close at 3:30 p.m. The museum will re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19.
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Overfishing can cause significant economic losses, disrupt the food supply chain, and damage ecosystem health. It is possible, however, to rebuild depleted fish stocks, and a new report from the National Research Council (NRC) says many fish stocks have indeed increased as a result of federal efforts to reduce pressure on overfished stocks.
Why do we age? How is the brain of an 18-year-old different from the brain of an 81-year-old? What can you do to stay fit and mentally sharp as you grow older?
In recognition of Healthy Aging month, join us for a weekend of special activities September 21-22, 2013 celebrating opportunities for staying healthy at any age. Aging isn’t just for the old—people of all ages will learn something new with our interactive exhibits and hands-on activities!
Everyone has a story to tell about their experience of a natural or human-made disaster. Why do some communities bounce back and others do not? How can we prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters?
The Koshland Science Museum will launch a new Science Social program with three events in fall 2013 focused on community resilience.
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond, explores the theme of disasters on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00-9:00 p.m. Featured speakers include James Brey of the American Meteorological Society, James Giordano of Georgetown University, David Hughes of Pennsylvania State University, and Judith Waller of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha.