Welcome baby Moke–a precious new member of a critically endangered species. Continue reading There’s one more Western lowland gorilla in the world
The Smithsonian has a long history of working to understand the natural world–and a long history of optimism about its future. Continue reading Earth Optimism: We’re in it for the long haul
What do a 25-foot-triceratops and Bei Bei, the giant panda have in common? Let Juan Rodriguez, supervisory biologist at the National Zoo, explain… Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Juan Rodriguez
Ellen Stofan will assume leadership of the Air and Space Museum April 30. Continue reading NASA scientist will be first woman to head Air and Space Museum
Part pagan ritual, part new wave rave, Burning Man celebrates the experience of art through the immediacy of experience. Continue reading No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
History isn’t pretty and sometimes it is vastly different than what we’ve been taught, say museum directors Lonnie Bunch and Kevin Gover. Continue reading Mascots, myths, monuments and memory: Telling the unvarnished truth about racism in America
The National Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a 36-year-old male Asian elephant name Spike, who will join the Zoo’s five female elephants at the Elephant Trails exhibit. Maybe babies? Continue reading Welcome, Spike!
What does working among the giants of the animal kingdom entail? For Asian elephant keepers Kayleigh Sullivan and Paige Babel, the thrill lies in training, enriching and caring for the Zoo’s multi-generational herd. Cleaning up all that poop is just a bonus. Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Elephant Keeper
The participants in the 2017 Smithsonian Emerging Leadership Develpment Program were honored at a graduation ceremony Feb 6. Continue reading Diversity and collaboration are hallmarks of Smithsonian’s emerging leaders
Legend has it that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland. That probably wasn’t such a great idea. Continue reading Note to St. Patrick: Leave the snakes alone, please!