|2006_DC_NHAmazon_060324||4||Env Film Festival (2006) -- "Banking on Disaster" (w/Adrian Cowell) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
Murder in the Amazon. (1989, 55 min.) The brutal murder of Chico Mendes on December 22, 1988 provoked international protest and brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. The film follows his rise as the leader of the rubber-tappers, or seringueiros, who have subsisted in the...
|2006_DC_NHMF_060326||24||Env Film Festival (2006) -- "The Monkey Folk" (w/Jacques Perrin) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
"The Monkey Folk (Le Peuple Singe)", France/Indonesia, 1989, 85 min.) DC Premiere. Five years in the making, this comprehensive French documentary record of the simian world explores the lives and behavior in the wild of over 120 different simian species. Footage from the tropical forests of Ethiopia,...
|2007_DC_NHSuzuki_070317||39||Env Film Festival (2007) -- An Afternoon with David Suzuki @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
An Afternoon with Dr. David Suzuki. At age 70, distinguished Canadian environmentalist, scientist, writer, communicator and thinker David Suzuki reflects on a life dedicated to making the world a better place. As the acclaimed host of the long-running Canadian TV program, "The Nature of Things," Chair...
|2007_DC_NHSand_070323||18||Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Ribbon of Sand" and "Wellspring" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
Natural history filmmaker John Grabowska introduced two films and did Q&A on both as well as his career:
Ribbon of Sand (USA, 2007, 26 min.) World Premiere:
The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these barrier...
|2011_DC_Wilson_110318||58||Env Film Festival (2011) -- E.O. Wilson @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
Lecture by E.O. Wilson, Biologist, Naturalist, Writer, Professor and Environmentalist
One of the world’s greatest biologists, E.O. Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his pioneering books, “The Ants” and “On Human Nature.” Professor emeritus and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard University,...
|2011_DC_Conover_110320||21||Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Islands in the Wind" and "Creating Synthetic Life" (w/David Conover) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
ISLANDS IN THE WIND (USA, 2011, 22 min.)
World Premiere Tired of the hand-wringing, moaning, and societal inaction about climate change and high energy costs? The colorful characters of North Haven and Vinalhaven, two small islands off the Maine coast, decide overwhelmingly to do something about it....
|2011_DC_Grabowska_110320||18||Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Sky Island" and "Ribbon of Sky" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
SKY ISLAND (USA, 2010, 26 min.):
In northern New Mexico, a range of mountains rises up from the high desert: a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges – an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Sky Island paints a lyrical and...
|2015_DC_Monsoon_150327||79||Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Monsoon" (w/Sturla Gunnarsson) @ Natl Museum of Natural History|
Monsoon: Winner, Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film
This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. Chasing the monsoon throughout the country,...
|2008_DC_NHNemo_081206||16||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Animating the Ocean|
Animating the Ocean: Featuring clips from the film Finding Nemo, production designers from Disney and Pixar discuss how Hollywood studios adapt sea stories to bring ocean animation to life.
The presentation was by Robin Cooper (with Pixar) and Rick Rothschild (with Imagineering).
|2015_DC_GNSI_Sequential_150916||36||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: GNSI-DC Sequential Art in Science Communication|
GNSI-DC Sept 16th - Sequential Art in Science Communication by David Clarke
The word “comics” might bring to mind well-thumbed copies of Scrooge McDuck, Spiderman, or the newspaper's Sunday funny pages, but today sequential art is being used to communicate and teach subjects such as science, medicine...
|2010_DC_SINH_Opening_100317||39||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Hall of Human Origins -- Opening Event|
|2004_DC_NHJM_040813||19||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: John Matthews ("Mammal Makeovers")|
This lecture was done by John Matthews, the museum's lead taxidermist, who showed what was involved in making the new Hall of Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. As the program description says, his "team sculpted foam and clay, cast heads, hands, toes and tongues and made thousands of...
|2012_DC_Monticello_120206||41||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses (Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin)|
Monticello, Slavery, and the Hemingses: A Conversation Between Annette Gordon-Reed and Michel Martin:
NPR’s Tell Me More host Michel Martin, and Annette Gordon-Reed, Prof. of Law, Harvard University, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family will discuss the...
|2017_DC_SINH_Amazon_Adv_170418||145||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: World premier of "Amazon Adventure 3D"|
The Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, HHMI Tangle Bank Studios and SK Films invite you and a guest to the world premier of :
Amazon Adventure 3D: A True Story of Scientific Discovery
Amazon Adventure 3D
Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates'...
|2009_DC_SINH_Bone_090207||77||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Written in Bone curator presentation|
Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake Baird Auditorium, 1 - 2:00 p.m. Explore forensic science with exhibition curators Dr. Douglas Owsley and Kari Bruwelheide as they present an illustrated lecture in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition of the same name.
|2009_DC_Rainforests_090112||236||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: "Will the Rainforests Survive?” symposium|
The Smithsonian Institution announces a tropical science symposium in early January 2009, as a critical review of threats to tropical biodiversity. “Will the Rainforests Survive? New Threats and Realities in the Tropical Extinction Crisis” offers cutting-edge science and first-class entertainment and...
|2019_06_04A_Deep_Time_MP||93||Natl Museum of Natural History -- Media Preview: Hall of Fossils -- Deep Time|
Media preview of “The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils -- Deep Time”
* Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History
* Anna “Kay” Behrensmeyer, curator of fossil vertebrates, National Museum of Natural History
* Amy Bolton, education and outreach manager, National Museum of... (Partially reviewed)
|2009_DC_STN_091023||204||Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2009) @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- All except the welcoming presentation|
Smithsonian Teachers' Night :
Attention all teachers of all subjects and grade levels!
Find new classroom-ready resources, meet Smithsonian educators, and attend demonstrations of school programs and materials at the Smithsonian's annual education expo. Be among the first three thousand educators to...
|2009_DC_STN_Welcome_091023||57||Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2009) @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- ONLY the welcoming presentation|
Join Dr. Jill Biden, Dr. G. Wayne Clough, and Ms. Stephanie Norby for a very special welcome and kickoff to Smithsonian Teachers' Night 2009.
Jill Biden has been an educator for the past twenty-nine years and continues to teach English classes at a DC-area community college. She is the wife of Vice...
|2013_DC_STN_131115||283||Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2013) @ National Museum of Natural History|