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2014-08-13 07:29:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Smithsonian Institution is recruiting volunteers willing to help them digitize documents like handwritten Civil War journals, letters written by famous artists and century-old botany specimen labels so that these nuggets of American history can educate and entertain Web surfers throughout the world. The Smithsonian’s Transcription Center website, launched to the public earlier this week, is an attempt to create an online...

2014-06-18 23:09:36

Digital Badges Motivate Students Through Personal Exploration and Online Conferences Reveal the Work of Experts Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is helping students avoid the summer learning slide with a collection of self-directed, project-based learning activities through its Smithsonian Quests program. Smithsonian Quests motivate young people with personal coaching from the Smithsonian and reward their achievements with digital...

2014-06-12 12:31:01

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will host a special naturalization ceremony and presentation of the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to Ralph Lauren with keynote remarks by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/MM64287LOGO WHEN: Tuesday, June 1710:30 a.m. WHERE: Flag HallNational Museum of American History14th Street and Constitution...

2014-06-02 23:00:56

World's First Global Education Scholarship Fundable Through Bitcoin : Spring 2014 grants to benefit California teachers and students, followed by K-12 schools nationwide this Fall Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Immersive Education Initiative today announced Learn to Earn, the world's first global education scholarship fundable through Bitcoin. The first scholarship grants will enable over 100 at-need teachers and students in California to attend the IMMERSION 2014 conference...

2014-05-15 23:05:34

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media and Technology at the Smithsonian Latino Center, will keynote the IMMERSION 2014 Arts & Culture reception at the J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty Center) in Los Angeles, California, this June. During...

2014-05-08 23:04:40

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Building on the success of the previous 8 years of Immersive Education conferences in Boston, the world's leading experts in immersion and immersive technology convene June 6-8 in Los Angeles California for IMMERSION 2014. Hosted by The Getty and Loyola Marymount University in collaboration...

2014-05-05 12:25:47

10-Year Deal Combines the Content and Expertise of the Smithsonian with the Leading Creator of Educational Digital Media WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian and The Great Courses, a leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning, announced a 10-year licensing agreement to produce new courses devoted to history, science, culture, travel, music and the arts. "The Great Courses has a proven track record of creating...

2014-05-01 23:15:37

Conference will highlight history and future of ‘Getting from Here to There’. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access will host a free online education conference for teachers and students, May 14. The conference offers four sessions on the evolution of navigation throughout the centuries and navigation’s potential impact on global trends. The sessions bring together curators, educators, and field specialists from the Smithsonian’s National Air...

2014-04-21 23:09:47

Gourmet Food and Fine Wines - Celebrity Chefs and Exotic Wildlife Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Feast on some of the best food in the District at ZooFari. Guests are invited to sink their teeth into delicious dishes served by more than 100 of the area’s finest restaurants and wineries, while supporting the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s conservation and education programs. ZooFari, hosted by FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo), will be May 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. In...

2014-04-01 23:27:36

Conference Will Encourage Students to Become Environmental Stewards (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference for teachers and students on April 9. An expert from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum will discuss the “Citizen Science: A Watershed Study” program, in which Washington, D.C. high school students explore the Anacostia Watershed. As a project-based educational immersion experience,...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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