Museum Announcements

Recognizing Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month! The idea behind health literacy is that all people should be able to understand information that helps them maintain good health. Many organizations, health care providers, government bodies, and businesses have made concerted efforts to increase health literacy by helping to educate people about health issues and by making sources of health information more understandable.
The Koshland Science Museum has a wealth of resources to help you become more health-literate:

Oct. 3 - A Building Reborn: The Restoration of the National Academy of Sciences

Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and the Washington Conservation Guild for an evening of talks about the conservation and restoration of the 1924 National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue. Designed by the renowned architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, the building features a wide array of Art Deco elements and finishes including world-class decorative painting, gilding, marquetry, and bronze work.
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Flu Season Resources

Flu season is coming! Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. What are scientists, public health practitioners, and the rest of us doing to limit the flu’s spread? Explore this collection of resources from the National Academies to learn about the science of influenza, its public health challenges, and what you can do to protect yourself and others:

International Science Group Stresses Science’s Role in Global Development

The Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) recently released a statement stressing the pivotal role of science in defining the agenda's priorities. The statement is a response to the UN-established High Level Panel’s post-2015 agenda for global development.
The Global Network of Science Academies comprises 106 science academies from both developed and developing countries. The statement notes IAP activities in areas such as science education, science literacy, water resources management, population, and health.

Sept. 26: At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy: Empowerment

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.