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Celebrating Academy History

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy spoke movingly about science's importance to society and the Academy's role as adviser to the nation at a convocation celebrating the centennial of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). As the NAS celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, we reflect on the Academy’s history and its continuing role in the American democracy.

Life Lab

How can the choices you make every day affect your health? Our interactive Life Lab exhibit challenges you to find out how small changes can make a big difference at every age.  
 

Free Field Trips

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.
 

SOLD OUT! October 30: Extreme Event Challenge

The Extreme Event Challenge is sold out! To receive updates about future programs on community resilience, email ksm@nas.edu.

Immerse yourself in a challenging group game in which you must prioritize and collaborate to survive a fictitious disaster. With fun group dynamics and a surprising twist, the game will raise real-world questions about what it takes to make our communities more resilient.
 

Celebrating Academy History

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy spoke movingly about science's importance to society and the Academy's role as adviser to the nation at a convocation celebrating the centennial of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). As the NAS celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, we reflect on the Academy’s history and its continuing role in the American democracy.

Recognizing Infection Prevention Week

About one-quarter of deaths worldwide are caused by infectious organisms. On October 20-26, 2013 the international community recognizes Infection Prevention Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of infectious disease and advance efforts to prevent infection, particularly in health care settings.
 
Expert reports, booklets, and interactive online tools from the National Academies are available to help health care workers and the public understand and prevent infection:

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