Aug
12

To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

Remember middle-school sleepovers? The giggling, the ghost stories, the midnight raids on the fridge? Well, imagine rolling out your sleeping bag beneath a 50-foot whale, at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, or in the shadow of the space shuttle Discovery. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover. Continue reading To sleep, perchance to dream…of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

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Sep
18

Where Learning Happens: Highlights from the 2010 Annual Report

Direct from D.C. The Smithsonian Associates promotes learning in local classrooms by bringing experts and students face-to-face. The Lafayette, Louisiana, public school system is a case in point. In 2010, scholars and researchers from the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, among others, delivered hands-on lessons about Earth and space science to 700 local eighth-graders.

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