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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

With the closures of Smithsonian museums and facilities due to the pandemic, Smithsonian Associates in-person programs are temporarily suspended. We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we introduce Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you’ve come to expect from us.


Smithsonian Associates - Educating and Entertaining Audiences for More Than 50 Years

Mastering Exposure

Live Streaming

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this workshop designed for intermediate photographers.

Date of event
Monday, July 6 to August 3, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

The Greening of Religion: Ethics and the Environment

Live Streaming

Christian churches and other world religions are increasingly incorporating environmentalism into their teachings. Ethicist and author William Barbieri explores how and why these religious traditions are responding to ecological challenges, and what we can learn from this process regarding the role of religions in the modern world.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

The Great American Road Trip

Live Streaming

From classic chronicles of the settlement of the West to tales of the modern cross-country road trip, travel narratives have infused American history and popular culture. Allen Pietrobon of Trinity Washington University sets off on a literary journey that explores the nature and impact of these stories of adventure and self-discovery.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

Live Streaming

Join author Melanie Choukas-Bradley for an intimate virtual forest-bathing walk. Plug your headphones or earbuds into your smartphone, get comfortable in your backyard or a favorite natural area, and immerse yourself in nature through a rejuvenating morning program.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET

Forensic Anthropologist Kathy Reichs

Live Streaming

Kathy Reichs is known for her crime-fiction novels chronicling the adventures of Temperance (Bones) Brennan, a forensic anthropologist at the fictional Jeffersonian Institute. Join her as she uncovers the challenges of translating real-life drama into the stuff of fiction, discusses her dual careers, and shares stories behind her newest novel, A Conspiracy of Bones.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET