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2014-08-13 07:29:13

The Smithsonian is recruiting volunteers 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.

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

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

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

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,

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,

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

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

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

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


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.