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New Exhibit on Infectious Diseases Opens March 31 at the Koshland Science Museum

March 2, 2007Washington, DC – The threat of infectious disease can be felt in all corners of the globe, from the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, to the search for vaccines that can protect against new strains of the flu. Infectious disease is a global burden, affecting policy decisions and personal health choices around the world.

Koshland Science Museum Announces Winter Program of Events

December 21, 2006Washington, DC – 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 the ways 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.

Kenneth E. Behring of the Global Health and Education Foundation and The National Academy of Sciences Raise Awareness of Global Drinking Water Crisis

September 18, 2006 - WASHINGTON, DC -- The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences today announced that it received a $636,900 grant from Kenneth E. Behring, founder of the Global Health and Education Foundation, to develop a web-based resource to inform decision makers around the world about the importance of safe drinking water -- and what they can do to meet this need.

Staying Sharp: New Partnership Between The Koshland Science Museum and NRTA AARP's Educator Community

September 12, 2006Washington, DC – The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences and NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community announced today a collaborative public program series, Staying Sharp. The series will engage adults in discussion with experts on health and active lifestyles.

Get to Know Your World: Fall Programs at the Koshland Science Museum

August 8, 2006-Washington, DC -This fall the Marian Koshland Science Museum invites you to explore the connection between brain health and staying sharp, admire the beauty of phenomena revealed by microscopes, and discover lost crops of ancient communities. The museum is located at 6th and E streets, N.W., and is easily accessible by Metro. For more information e-mail ksm@nas.edu, or call 202-334-1201. A list of programs follows.

Arts on Foot
Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Koshland Leads a Reflection of the History and Future of Museums

The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences continued its tradition of bringing innovative and timely programming to the community with Museum Musings: Rethinking the Museum the evening of Thursday, June 15, presented in collaboration with the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academies. An overflow crowd filled the museum and engaged in a lively conversation about the future of museums and the role of technology, programming, and interdisciplinary study as tools for engaging the community.

Addicted to Energy? Find Out with Lights At Night Interactive Exhibit

February 24, 2006Washington, D.C. — Lights at Night, an engaging interactive display developed by the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, is now available for museums, libraries, schools and other venues. Since the museum opened in April 2004, Lights at Night has intrigued over 50,000 visitors with its hands-on comparison of energy use through the exploration of real satellite imagery.

Marian Koshland Science Museum Receives NIH Funding For Infectious Diseases Exhibit

December 27 , 2005Washington, DC - The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Awards. The museum will use the $1.3 million award to fund a new interactive exhibit based on 50 National Academies studies related to infectious diseases. The new exhibit will engage visitors through interactive displays that explore the impact of personal and national decisions that could affect their health.

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