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  • Archeologists - Meet Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham, Archeologists from the National Park Service. They talk about the tools the use and what they uncovered at the Best Farm.
  • Behind the Scenes with the National Zoo's Lion Cubs - Go behind the scenes with Great Cats Curator Craig Saffoe as he works with animal keepers and veterinarians to prepare the National Zoo's frisky lion cubs for their public debut.
  • Biologist and Chemist - We visit the Center for Veterinary Medicine, part of the Food and Drug Administration. Meet Lauren Curtis, Analytical Chemist and Elizabeth Tall, Biologist. They talk about what it's like to be scientists and how they protect human and animal health.
  • Bird Specialist - Ornithologist - Meet wildlife biologist Sarah Stock, who is an ornithologist (a person who studies birds) specializing in owls.
  • Bold Kids Videos - Meet Scientists from Bold, a survey ship with high tech equipment to take samples of water.
  • Brain Imaging - Meet Dr. Peter and Dr. Joelle, scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They talk about what brain imaging is and how an MRI scanner works.
  • Earth Science Careers: Not Just Rocks - What can you do when you work for the USGS? This video is an overview of how U.S. Geological Survey scientists work in the science field.
  • Fire Archeologist - A fire archeologist provides information on vulnerable plant or animal species, or cultural resources--before, during and after wildland fire incidents and prescribed burns.
  • Green Revolution - Video series of experts specializing in clean energy.
  • Hatching Chicks in the Classroom - Embryology - Watch as students hatch chicks in the classroom. These students take the responsibilities of caring for the fertilized eggs and then the chicks after they have hatched.
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Meet Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons. She works with fuel cells in engines and talks about what it's like to be a scientist.
  • Insect Zoo & Butterfly Pavilion - Discover different insects and butterflies at the Museum of Natural History. Learn about a bug that hisses, how butterflies eat and why some grasshoppers don't hop.
  • Lion Cams - National Zoo - The Zoo is home to two adult female lions, Shera and Nababiep, and one adult male lion, Luke. Shera gave birth to four cubs on August 31. Watch this pride live on the National Zoos web cam.
  • NASA Video Gallery - See the recent and most popular videos from NASA.
  • Ocean Explorer - The Ocean Explorer web site is entertaining and educational for you to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean.
  • Ocean Explorer - YouTube Channel - Check out these amazing, under water videos.
  • Oceanographer - Meet Pablo. He is the chief scientist at the National Ice Center. Learn about satellite oceanography and tracking ice and snow cover.
  • Scientists and Engineers - Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them.
  • Scientists @ the Smithsonian - Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
  • Space Shuttle Discovery's Last Flight - Watch as the Discovery takes its final flight around the National Mall in Washington DC.
  • Tonight's Sky - Watch this monthly episode that highlights constellations, sky objects, planets and more.
  • Volcano Monitoring Animation: Gas Monitoring - This animation shows how gases behave in magma and how an airplane-mounted UV spectrometer can measure gases in a volcanic plume.
  • Working at the National Aquarium - Meet Jay and CJ from the National Aquarium in Washington DC. They talk about their jobs and Oleaner, an albino alligator.
  • Youth Engagement Through Science (YES) Program - Meet student interns from the YES Program, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Students get to work in museums and get hands-on experience, working with scientists, educators and researchers.

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