Have you ever wanted to meet one of the Smithsonian’s curators? Or wished you could ask a question of one of our researchers? In February 2009 the Smithsonian launched a series of online education conferences that let you do just that. In each online conference you can interact with Smithsonian experts in subject areas that interest you. All conferences have a single theme or topic explored through the lens of several different disciplines. The program includes both general interest sessions and sessions intended especially for teachers.
The Smithsonian is addressing the global challenge of climate change with special exhibitions and ongoing research. You can participate in these investigations and deepen your understanding through the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change. Throughout the days of September 29 through October 1, 2009, participants explored Smithsonian research and collections related to the evidence, impact, and response to climate change. Alongside Smithsonian scientists and curators, they looked at the issues surrounding climate change from the perspectives of science, history, and art. If you were unable to join us for these live events, you can still access them by exploring the session recordings, topic dicussions, and additional resources available on the conference website
New to virtual conferencing? A virtual or online conference is similar to other professional conferences you may have attended only this one is accessible to you wherever you are, and registration is free and open to everyone. And since we know your days are busy and the conference schedule might not fit yours, all the conference sessions are recorded and archived so you can replay them at any time.
The Smithsonian Education Online Conference: Climate Change is made possible by generous support from the Donnelley Foundation and the Smithsonian’s Office of the Chief Information Officer.