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Science & Nature Programs

An Autumn Nature Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island

Enjoy the beauty of an autumn morning on the 90-acre wooded oasis and national memorial in the middle of the tidal Potomac. Author and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley leads a scenic walk around Roosevelt Island, focusing on its woodlands, wildlife, and history.

Date of event
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Language and Aging: A Resilient Relationship

Cognitive scientist Roger Kreuz examines how aging affects language and how language affects aging, and explains why language ability shapes our lives throughout its course.

Date of event
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

The Science of Sleep with WebMD's John Whyte

A good night’s sleep might be a dream for some, but the importance of sleep and how it impacts our overall health is a reality for all. John Whyte, WebMD’s chief medical officer, presents the latest research about sleep, including strategies that work best to improve its quality.

Date of event
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

The New Brain Science: How Brainwave Research Is Shaping the Future

Neuroscience is widening our awareness of the wealth of information brainwaves can hold about who we are—and that information’s power. Neuroscientist R. Douglas Fields examines the current frontiers of the new brain science and what its research means for medicine, technology, and our understanding of ourselves.

Date of event
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.