Smithsonian Arctic Spring Festival

May 5, 2015
By Jessica Rohde

Photo by Elizabeth Eubanks (PolarTREC 2008), Courtesy of ARCUS

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will host an Arctic Spring weekend festival May 8-10 to celebrate the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

The program opens on Friday afternoon with a panel discussing human aspects of Arctic change in Baird Auditorium. On Saturday, agency, embassy, and museum representatives demonstrate research findings, artifacts, and arctic critters, and present educational programs and games. Saturday evening the Jody Sperling's dance group presents an escapade 'on ice', and the Uummannaq Youth Ensemble performs. Sunday brings a film festival presented by Greenland Eyes.

All programs are free and open to the public, but some events require registration. 

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Bill Fitzhugh, Smithsonian Institution

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