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The Black-Footed Ferret Ambassador Program

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Program introducing students to conservation genetics and population bottlenecks. A teacher's guide, slideshow, and a visit from the National Zoo's Ambassador ferret is included. For Grade 7. Advanced booking and fee required.

Personal Ads�_�and Not for Dating (Look Great for a College)

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Teacher-created lesson in which college-bound eleventh-graders research schools and "market" themselves online as prospective students.

On the Water: Stories from Maritime America

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Online exhibit highlighting the importance of martime activity throughout US history. Focused on ships and the lives of the men and women who lived, worked, traveled, and died on them. Includes objects from the Museum's collections, audio and video clips, oral histories and narrative accounts, an interactive collections search, learning resources, and an extensive list of web links.

Collections Search Center

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Searchable online database with several million records and hundreds of thousands of images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives, and libraries.

Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping-Stones to Inquiry

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Lesson plans introduce students to mineral science and the scientific process of observation, hypothesis, and conclusion. Students create a mineral exhibit, observe the factors in crystal growth, and go on a mineral scavenger hunt.

Beauty All Around You

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Activity guide related to First Lady Claudia 'Lady Bird' Johnson and her work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. Includes tips for finding local botanical gardens, suggestions for activities to do while exploring a botanical garden or your neighborhood, and background information on Lady Bird's environmental activism. This is part of the resource, 'First Lady for the Environment.'

From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution

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Exhibition highlighting the life of James Smithson and the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution. Traces the early years of the Institution's growth and development. Includes images, primary sources, and lesson plans.

Redesign My Street! Street Design for Pedestrian Safety

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Teacher-created lesson in which students explore issues of pedestrian safety in their community. They conduct interviews and brainstorm ideas for redesigning a street or intersection.

Global Volcanism Project

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Worldwide Holocene volcano and eruption information. Includes searchable database of volcanoes, interactive maps, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, basic definitions, and volcanic activity reports.

Birds Bibliography

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Sampling of the bird book literature: field guides, encyclopedias, species accounts, checklists, monographs, texts on biology and behavior, and references on birds threatened with extinction. Useful for ornithological research.

Voyages

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Online exhibit recording journeys to new places, mental explorations, and new creative thoughts. Background information and items from the Smithsonian collection document physical journeys as seen by early explorers, journeys of the mind where scientists expand our conception of the universe, and journeys of imagination led by artists, writers, and artisans.

Remembering Hazel Dickens

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Born in West Virginia, Hazel Dickens recorded twice for Folkways Records and was a frequent participant of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, appearing some fifteen times. In this rare video from 1978, she sings one of her most treasured songs. Her friend, the late Phyllis Boyens, adds harmony.
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