Participants interacted with Smithsonian scientists, curators, and educators in these presentations,
demonstrations, and moderated forums. They used critical-thinking skills to address problems in science, history, arts, and culture. Sessions from April 2010:
Understanding the American Experience
Valuing World Cultures
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe
Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet
All sessions from the April 2010 conference are archived and available here.
What is a an Online Conference?
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.
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.
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