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Animal Keeper

Meet Juan Rodriguez, Animal Keeper of the Asia Trail at the National Zoo. Learn about his daily duties and caring for sloth bears. Entrevista a Juan en español.

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Aquarium Curator & Herpetologist

Meet Jay and CJ, two aquarium workers at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C., and Oleander, an albino alligator that they take care of. Watch Jay and CJ describe their careers working with animals, and even see Oleander while he’s feeding!

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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.

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Architect

Meet Tony Alonso, the Regional Chief Architect for the General Services Administration, National Capital Region. Learn about green buildings and saving energy.

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Army Dentist

Captain Ryan Romero explains what he does on an average day, how dentistry relates to taking art in school, and what those crazy dentist goggles really do!

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Art of Video Games

Meet Georgina Goodlander, an exhibition coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn about this exhibit and how video games are an art form.

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Asian Pacific Americans - Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Interview with Phil Tajitsu Nash, Asian Pacific Americans Program, Smithsonian Institution. He talks about celebrating Asian Pacific Americans and the exhibit at the Folklife Festival.

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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.

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Book Conservator

As Yasmeen Khan, a Rare Book Conservator at the U.S. Library of Congress says, “Books are like a mirror into the past.” Working at the Library of Congress gives you a chance to combine an appreciation for books with a love for history and preserving the past!  Entrevista con Yasmeen en español. 

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Brain Imaging

Meet Dr. Peter Basser and Dr. Joelle Sarlls, scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They talk about what brain imaging is and how an MRI scanner works.

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Children's Garden

Meet Lee. She's talks about the history of the U.S. Botanic Garden and why you should connect with nature.

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Dog Trainer

Meet Bridget. She's a canine handler with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She trains dogs to search and find illegal drugs.

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FBI Fitness Instructor

Hear what E. J. O'Malley does everyday and how he trains the next generation!

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Field Trip to The Money Factory

Meet Brian Thompson, Banknote Designer and Dixie March, Script Engraver. Learn about their jobs and how money is made.

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Gardener

Meet Beth, a gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden. She talks about different types of plants and the Children's Garden.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons works with the Naval Research Laboratory researching ways to integrate hydrogen fuel cells into engines. As a scientist, she's working towards results that no one has the answers to - she's "solving a puzzle every day!" 

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Insect Zoo and 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." 

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Marine Biologist

Meet Chris Meyer, a scientist from the National Museum of Natural History. He talks about the ocean and his favorite animal the cowrie snail.

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Marine Pilot

Meet Captain Pete Benning. He talks about what it's like to be a pilot and how to prepare for a mission.

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Martha Washington's Kitchen

Discover the cooking tools they used at Mount Vernon. Susan, curator from the estate, tells us all about it.

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Meet Martha Washington

We visit Mount Vernon to meet Martha Washington, wife of President George Washington. She tells us about her grandchildren and living in 1798.

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Mexico - Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Meet Cristina, Program Coordinator for the Mexico at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She talks about the country of Mexico and its culture. Entrevista a Cristina en español.

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National Public Gardens Day

Meet Sally Bourrie and Lee Coykendall, U.S. Botanic Garden and Dan Stark, American Public Gardens Association. Learn about Public Gardens Day and the U.S. Botanic Gardens.

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Oceanographer

Learn from Pablo, chief scientist at the U.S. National Ice Center and oceanographer, about his experience with oceanography and the use of satellites to examine sea ice and snow cover.

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Peace Corps Volunteers

Meet Laura and Rob Gray, two former volunteers that worked in Zambia! Learn about how they helped as health and education volunteers, and learn how you can help too!

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Peace Corps Volunteers: Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Meet Patricia Wand, Elizabeth Spellman and Laura Kutner, Former Peace Corps Volunteers. Learn about its history and former volunteers projects.

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Physical Therapists

Meet 3 physical therapists and learn how they help patients.

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Prosthetist

Learn about how prosthetic limbs are created, even hands that can move based on electrical signals in the body, and what a prosthetist does on an average day..

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Reality Store

Meet Jennifer Abel, Virginia Cooperative Extension and students from Francis C. Hammond Middle School. Learn about this program that helps students budget.

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Smithsonian Kite Festival

Meet Barbara Tuceling, Director of the Smithsonian Associates.  She talks about the history of the kite festival and kite competition.

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Space Shuttle Discovery's Last Flight

Meet Caroline, a 4th grader witnessing the Shuttle's last flight.

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Storytime with Martha Washington

Listen to Martha Washington read one of George Washington's favorite stories about honesty.

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Treasurer of the United States

Meet Rosie Rios, the Treasurer of the United States (the 2nd oldest position in the U.S. behind the president!) and learn what she does in her job. Entrevista a Rosie Rios en español.

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Veterinarian

Megan talks about her job and why your dog's teeth need to stay healthy.

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White House Chef

Meet Cris Comerford, the executive chef at the White House. She takes care of the First Family, both daily meals and social events.

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Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their environment. Learn about what it takes to be a wildlife biologist and how to protect wildlife animals.

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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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Zebrafish Helping Science

Meet Dr. Harry Burgess, an Investigator for the National Institutes of Health. He talks about the zebrafish experiments and how they're behaviors are similar to humans.

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Zoo Keepers

Meet Kristen and Juan, zoo keepers at the National Zoo. They talk about creating natural habitats, how they train the animals and what you can do to get started.

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