Koshland Science Museum announces winter program

December 22, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Marian Koshland Science Museum invites the general public to attend its upcoming program of winter events. From the chance to explore intersections of technology and culture with Internet artist Jonathan Harris, to a discussion of how DNA evidence can explain the past, visitors will have the opportunity to explore some of theways that science, medicine, and technology touch our lives. These public programs will also offer visitors a last chance to see the museum's "Putting DNA to Work" exhibit, which closes on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.

The museum is located at the corner of 6th and E streets, N.W., near Metro's Gallery Place/Chinatown station on the red, green, and yellow lines. Tickets and additional information are available through the Marian Koshland Science Museum at 202-334-1201 or www.koshland-science-museum.org; advance registration is suggested. The winter calendar includes:

Staying Sharp: Yoga
Thursday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Discover the benefits of yoga, a 5,000-year-old Eastern discipline that can increase strength, improve balance and flexibility, and relieve stress. Fitness guru Robert Sherman, a national Reebok instructor, will teach you yoga techniques to relax your body and mind. The event is held in collaboration with NRTA: AARP's Educator Community. Admission is free.

Virtually You: Internet Art and Culture
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Jonathan Harris, creator of Internet-based projects such as the Yahoo! Time Capsule, 10x10, We Feel Fine, and Phylotaxis, for a look at intersections of technology, art, and culture. Find out how the Internet can provide insights into who we are and how we express ourselves. Admission is free.

Staying Sharp: Stress and Mental Acuity
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Feeling stressed? Find out how stress hormones can impact physiological health at a discussion with Dr. Thomas Sherman, Georgetown University Medical Center. The event is held in collaboration with NRTA: AARP's Educator Community. Admission is free.

Darwin Day: Teachers Forum
Monday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate International Darwin Day with an event especially for teachers. Panelists will discuss the role of microbial evolution and the spread of infectious diseases and provide classroom resources. This opportunity is presented in collaboration with the National Association of Biology Teachers. Admission is free.

National Capital Area Brain Bee
Thursday, Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Test your knowledge of neuroscience at the National Capital Area Brain Bee, a live Q&A competition for high school students. Open to students in grades 9-12, participants vie for cash prizes and the opportunity to participate in the International Brain Bee Championship. Participation is free.

How DNA Explains Our Past
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find out how ancient DNA evidence gives researchers clues to understanding human evolution and life on Earth thousands - even millions - of years ago with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Admission is $5; includes refreshments.
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The Marian Koshland Science Museum explores the complexities of science and brings current scientific issues to life for the general public through interactive, dynamic exhibits based on reports by the National Academies. Located at 6th and E Sts., NW, the museum is easily accessible by metro. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. For more information, visit www.koshland-science.org.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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