Koshland Science Museum announces public programs for fall 2004

September 15, 2004

WASHINGTON - Become forensic scientists for a night, or explore the DNA of wine at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences. These are just a few of the public programs offered this fall. The museum has also launched a special field trip program to engage middle and high school students in discussions about issues raised in the exhibitions on global warming and DNA sequencing.

Located at the corner of 6th and E Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C., near the MCI Center, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesdays. Admission rates are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (65+), active duty military, and students (ages 5-18; and college students with ID). More information about the Marian Koshland Science Museum and its programs is available online at www.koshland-science-museum.org, or by calling 800-KOS-HLAN.

REPORTERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by contacting Chavon Warren, 202-334-1447 or e-mail cwarren@nas.edu

PUBLIC PROGRAMS
October 7, 2004, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sipping Science: An Evening of Wine Tasting and Wine Science
At this event participants will taste wine and discuss the links between climate change, DNA sequencing, and wine cultivation.

October 26, 2004, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch at the Koshland: Fall Lunch Discussion Series
Discuss findings and recommendations made in a recent National Academies
report on Childhood Obesity
Speaker: Barbara Moore, Ph.D., University of Maryland

November 16, 2004, 11:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch at the Koshland: Fall Lunch Discussion Series
Discuss findings of a recent National Academies report on Genetically Altered Foods
Speaker: Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., John Hopkins University

November 30, 2004,
Lunch at the Koshland: Fall Lunch Discussion Series
Discuss the clues scientists are following to solve the puzzle of the missing carbon dioxide in this lunch discussion on Global Warming. Based on published results of a National Academies workshop.

December 2, 2004, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Reel Science? Discover the Real Science Behind Your Favorite Movies Nicole Kidman won a Golden Globe for her role in the film The Others, but does the science in the film warrant an award? Are there really children who must live their lives in the dark? Following a screening of The Others, James E. Cleaver, Ph.D. will discuss the genetic basis for photosensitive diseases and describe the measures that must be taken to care for a child with such a disease.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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