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.
In Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World," Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman portrays astrophysicist Jane Foster, an independent spirit who follows her heart and journeys to a new world. Now through October 20th, girls ages 14 and up in ninth to 12th grade can enter Marvel's THOR: The Dark World - Ultimate Mentor Adventure and find out what it takes to become a successful woman in science.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 18, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) hosts a colloquium to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The Colloquium, called The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation, features talks by historians Daniel Kevles, Ruth Schwartz Cowan, and Peter Westwick.
Explore DNA technology in the online exhibit, Putting DNA to Work. Discover how DNA can play an important role in our lives, from identifying diseases to using forensic evidence to solve criminal cases.
Join D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) on Thursday, October 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a discussion on the theme of science fiction. DASER is a monthly forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond to provide a snapshot of the cultural environment and foster interdisciplinary networking.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100
Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.
The leading cause of death for Americans aged 5-34 is motor vehicle accidents. Driver behavior has been identified as the major factor in approximately 90% of roadway accidents. On October 7-11, people around the country are recognizing opportunities for preventing traffic crashes as part of the national campaign, Drive Safely Work Week.
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:
The Koshland Science Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 for a private event. Last admission will be at 2:00 p.m. We will re-open on our normal schedule starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.