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You Won't Believe the Size of Botswana's Salt Flats

Smithsonian Channel
In Deception Valley, giant salt flats the size of Portugal are a major boon to the Botswanan economy. Today, Botswana relies heavily on extracting, manufacturing and exporting mineral commodities, such as soda ash. From the Series: Aerial Africa: Botswana

You'll Crave This American Gin Cocktail With a Citrus Twist

Smithsonian Channel
Mix up a new classic American cocktail at home with this step-by-step guide to Last Call of Duty, Gui Jaroschy's original cocktail creation for Smithsonian's Raise a Glass to History. From: A STAR-SPANGLED STORY: BATTLE FOR AMERICA

You'll Never Guess How Writing Was Created

Smithsonian Channel
The invention of writing transformed civilization as we know it. Experts have traced some of the earliest form of it to Mari, an ancient Sumerian city. From: EAST MEETS WEST: The Birth of Civilization

You'll Never Hear a Leopard Coming

Smithsonian Channel
Leopards can scale tree trunks and leap 20 feet in a single bound, but at night they really prove their abilities, moving silently on padded feet and stalking their victims with perfect night vision. From: SPEED KILLS: Jungle

You're Invited: Hirshhorn Ball with Pussy Noir

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Make a statement with your most extra outfit at the HIRSHHORN BALL, inspired by surrealism, the artistic movement that championed radical expression through the irrational, the eclectic, and the unexpected. Raise a glass to fashion, authenticity, and self-expression with local icon Pussy Noir and expect the unexpected with interactive pop-up performances by some of DC’s chicest entertainers from House of Sonique. Show us surrealness. Show us you! June 15, 2019 Get Tickets at! All proceeds go to support our free public programs and exhibitions.

You're the Interviewer

Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian experts and curators return to Shout to update us on their latest findings, field your questions, focus on your insights, and address your concerns about environmental issues and successes. Presented by: Cheryl Arnett, Gary Krupnick, Bill McShea, Ana Maria Tinsler, Jonathan R. Thompson, Sunshine Van Bael, and others. Original Airdate: September 21, 2011 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

You've Got to Fly Before You Can Eat

Smithsonian Channel
When their parents abruptly stop feeding them, young gannets are forced to learn to fly - but with untrained wings and little wind, that's a tall order. From: SPEED KILLS: Ocean

You've Never Heard the Story of the Pilgrims Like This Before

Smithsonian Channel
When they first arrived on the coastline, the Pilgrims anchored in Provincetown before crossing Cape Cod Bay and settling in the more sheltered haven of Plymouth. From the Series: Aerial America: Massachusetts

You've Never Seen Nude Paintings Like This Before

Smithsonian Channel
Lucian Freud's fascination with the human body and his desire to challenge himself lead to a series of nude paintings that many thought were unsalable - until the Hirshhorn made a daring purchase. From: FREUD'S NAKED TRUTHS

You've Never Seen a Shark Feeding Frenzy Like This

Smithsonian Channel
Contrary to popular belief, skilled divers can feed a large group of sharks without becoming dinner themselves. See how. From: SHARK GIRL

Young Ambassadors Program Internships

Smithsonian Latino Center
Learn more about the Young Ambassadors Program internship experiences

Young Ambassadors Program Washington Week

Smithsonian Latino Center
Learn more about the Washington Week experience of the Young Ambassadors Program

Young Monkeys See a Tortoise for the First Time

Smithsonian Channel
A troop of toque macaques are grazing on grass when they encounter an unexpected visitor: an Indian star tortoise. Naturally, the adolescents of the group are intrigued. From the Series: Monkey Island: Leaving Home

Young dama gazelle explores yard

National Zoo
Just a few weeks old, the Zoo's youngest dama gazelle explores his yard. The gazelle was born Sept. 4, 2012.

Your Airline Seat Has Suffered a Lot of Punishment

Smithsonian Channel
Airline seats are tested extensively to prepare them for their life aboard a plane. Once installed, it’s likely they’ll stay in service for up to 12 years. From: X-RAY MEGA AIRPORT: Total Control

Your Average Day

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This was made by one of our teens as part of the ARTLAB+video workshop. This video is a mixture of games and real life of what people do everyday.

Your Baby Stroller Was Designed by This Aerospace Engineer

Smithsonian Channel
Owen Maclaren was one of the design engineers of the WWII Spitfire fighter plane. In the 1960s, he applied his knowledge to a very different field: baby buggies. From: MY MILLION DOLLAR INVENTION: Need for Speed

Your Eclipse: How Can You Be Ready for the Big Day?

National Air and Space Museum
How can you safely view the August 21 solar eclipse? What is a solar eclipse? Where can you see this upcoming eclipse? All of those questions and more will be answered in this “What’s New in Aerospace?” webcast. See More:

Your Hands Are Talking to You. Are You Listening?

Smithsonian Channel
A Kentucky farmer his whole life, Jim assumed his giant hands were just a product of old-age and hard labor -- until a chance encounter revealed something much more serious. From: TRULY STRANGE: Hidden in the Hand

Your Ticket to Space: Commercial Spaceflight - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum
Orion, Dragon, and Starliner. These are not the names of mythical creatures, or far off vessels. These are the first line of commercial space vehicles ready to take humans to space in the near future. Will you get a ride? In this episode learn about commercial spaceflight and the rockets that will get them into space.

Your Water Might Come from the Moon in the Future

Smithsonian Channel
From building a resupply station in low Earth orbit, to mining minerals on nearby asteroids, private enterprise is already planning moneymaking missions to space. From: SPACE VOYAGES: Open For Business

Youth Speaks poet Benjamin Earl Turner at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Benjamin Earl Turner is a member of Youth Speaks, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization based out of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Their aim is to “create safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.” He, along with other poets from the organization, clearly exhibits his passion for speaking out against injustice, exposing inequitable societal norms, and acting as a catalyst for change. Members of Youth Speaks performed at the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the "Sounds of California" program. Videography: John Wetmore, Ryan Shank, Claudia Romano, Lillian Schneyer, Kamila Young Editing: Alexis Ligon [Catalog No. CFV10823; Copyright 2016 Smithsonian Institution]

Youth Speaks poet Natasha Huey at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
One of the world’s leading presenters of spoken word performance, education, and youth development programs, Youth Speaks champions a movement of young people picking up pens, stepping onto stages, and declaring themselves present. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, Youth Speaks produces local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, and reading series, alongside a comprehensive slate of arts-in-education programs during the school day, after school, and on weekends. Videography: John Wetmore, Ryan Shank, Claudia Romano, Lillian Schneyer, Kamila Young Editing: Alexis Ligon [Catalog No. CFV10825; Copyright 2016 Smithsonian Institution]

Youth Town Hall with the Greensboro Civil Rights Pioneers

National Museum of American History
The three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair, Jr.), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil participated in an oral history. Their bold action ignited student involvement in the Civil Rights Movement when they staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960.
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