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2014-02-27 23:35:46

Conference Will Explore the Forces of Lift and Thrust (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online education conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust. John Anderson Jr. and Michael Hulslander from the National Air and Space Museum will present “How Things Fly” Wednesday, March 12,...

2014-02-06 12:26:12

Opening in May 2014, "News for All" Explores How Ethnic Media Shaped America WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 16, 2014, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60416) Ethnic...

2013-11-28 23:22:28

ZooLights brightens up the holidays for a month of free fun at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The annual lights festival, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), begins on November 29, and lasts until January 1. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 One of DC’s most popular holiday events, ZooLights includes fun for the whole family, from train rides and tubing, to special holiday drinks like hot chocolate, eggnog, and more. From 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., the Zoo is filled with fun...

2013-11-26 23:00:13

Education World’s Science and Technology Pinterest board has been listed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as one of seven boards to follow for STEM resources. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Education World’s Science and Technology Pinterest board has been listed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center as one of seven boards to follow for STEM resources. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is a national priority, aimed at making U.S. students more...

2013-08-28 23:20:05

Conferences Will Highlight Biodiversity and Urban Waterways Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting two online education conferences for teachers and students Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 that offer a look into how Smithsonian conservation biologists are helping save frog populations from extinction and ways to facilitate citizen scientist projects for students. The sessions bring together experts from the Smithsonian Conservation...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin