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Habitat Exhibition Tour at the Smithsonian Gardens
Thursday, October 3 10am to noon Washington D.C.
"You want us to do what?" How do you involve an entire staff in the creation, development, and installation of an exhibition series that includes 14 separate exhibits? Smithsonian Gardens launched their inaugural exhibition, Habitat, in the spring of 2019. The exhibit's success required focusing the efforts of their diverse and talented staff, including specialists such as educators, curators, interior and exterior horticulturists, entomologists, and landscape architects. Members of the planning committee, who are also NAI Certified Interpretive Guides, will lead us through gardens filled with giant dragonflies, oversized insects, enormous nests and a coral reef. Free. Limited to 30 participants. Registration required.
From ancient dinosaurs to modern day birds, feathers have many functions. Delve into hands-on science activities that will help your audience identify and study feathers and birds. You will examine various types of feathers and their parts, plus, learn about their purposes. Find out how basic sketching and painting can enhance the study of natural history. Avery Gunther, artist and naturalist, will demonstrate how she teaches audiences, both adult and children, to draw and paint feathers and birds. People of all art skill levels are encouraged to attend. Free. Limited to 18 participants. Registration required. Bring a bag lunch.