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SMITHSONIAN GARDENS
 
From the Collections:
Orchid Collection
Tree Collection
 
                                                                                                                                        
Exhibitions:
The Lost Bird Project
The Gardens of the Smithsonian
 
 
Resources:
Watch, Listen, and Learn:  Video and Audio from Smithsonian Gardens.
Butterfly Gardening Fact Sheet
Too Much, Too Little: How does the amount of water affect plants and their environment? (Audio slide show)
                                                                                                                                        
 
Activities:
What Makes an Orchid an Orchid?
Orchids: Large Family, Small Start
The Art of Bark
A Tree of Trees:  What's in a Name?
What Trees Provide
 
The Gardens of the Smithsonian  
Located behind the Smithsonian Castle and directly above the National Museum of African Art, S. Dillon Ripley Center, and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the 4.2-acre Enid A. Haupt Garden is actually a rooftop garden. It comprises three separate gardens, each reflecting the cultural influences celebrated in the adjacent architecture and the museums below.
 
New method of studying feather pigments expands ability to learn about endangered birds
Carotenoid-pigmented feathers contain information about the habitat, physiology and evolutionary history of a bird.
 
SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE
 
 
Articles:
New method of studying feather pigments expands ability to learn about endangered birds
Smithsonian scientists discover new carnivore:  The Olinguito
 
NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK
 
Exhibitions:              
Bart Walter’s Chimpanzee Sculpture Group “The Gathering” - A group of seven life-size chimpanzee sculptures in bronze, by acclaimed Maryland artist Bart Walter
Bronze lions at the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue Entrance
American Trail:  Explore the Treasures of North American Wildlife
“Uncle Beazley” Triceratops
Prairie Dog Playland
Asia Trail Habitats
Reptile Discovery Center
 
 
Resources:
Animal Enrichment
Snakes: Fear and Fascination
Family Learning Activities
The Center for Animal Care Sciences provides science-based husbandry, medical care, and population management for the health and well-being of all animals in the National Zoo’s collection as well as for animals at other zoos and in the wild.
Smithsonian Biodiversity Science in the Classroom (Lessons)
 
Bart Walter’s Chimpanzee Sculpture Group “The Gathering”
A group of seven life-size chimpanzee sculptures in bronze, by acclaimed Maryland artist Bart Walter
 

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM

Reclaiming the Edge: Exhibit
Reclaiming the Edge Resources and Links

The exhibition attempts to recover, clean up, re-imagine, or engineer urban rivers for community access and use.
Seventy-five objects, 16 artworks, and 170 images are featured. Highlights include artworks by Chinese artist Zhang Jian-Jum, Chicano artist Leo Limon and local artist Bruce McNeil.

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My Smithsonian is being  developed to engage and educate audiences using content, resources, and programming from Smithsonian and collaborating agencies and organizations.

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