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Are you the car or the boulder? This piece parked outside our Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is part sculpture, part performance art.
Are you the car or the boulder This piece parked outside our

Crushed it's Monday? Jimmie Durham’s "Still Life with Spirit and Xitle” gets it.

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04/23/2017 at 15:04. Facebook
How can we implement conservation into our daily lives? Our final #EarthOptimism conversations look toward the future of protecting our planet.

The Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit has concluded but the conservation work continues. More from our Secretary: s.si.edu/2pNrj2Q
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04/23/2017 at 13:26. Facebook
Bill Kurtis interviews iconic conservation leaders including Denis Hayes (who started the first Earth Day celebration) and a scientist from the Mars Advanced Research Institute who’s spent decades developing best practices in sustainable agriculture. #EarthOptimism
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04/23/2017 at 13:13. Facebook
You can see all the conservation success stories being shared at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit, live online: s.si.edu/EOSlive #EarthOptimism
You can see all the conservation success stories being shared at the

Home | Earth Optimism Summit | Smithsonian Conservation Commons

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04/22/2017 at 21:04. Facebook
Hear how we save species with science at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, live with PBS NewsHour at our #EarthOptimism Summit.
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04/22/2017 at 13:38. Facebook
"On this Earth Day, 'Earth Optimism' should be more than a slogan; it should be a rallying cry for people of conscience to work together year-round in order to safeguard this beautiful planet we call home."

Our Secretary explains why we're celebrating what's working in conservation this Earth Day weekend. #EarthOptimism
On this Earth Day Earth Optimism should be more than a slogan

The Argument for Environmental Optimism: Opinion by Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton

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04/22/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Our National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution explains how this now-iconic image became an inspiration and symbol for #EarthDay celebrations to come.
Our National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution explains how this nowiconic

In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts captured this image of Earth, the “blue marble”

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04/21/2017 at 21:02. Facebook
Meet world-renowned conservation champions who have made a difference in conserving species and spaces, including our bird-friendly coffee program protecting migratory birds. #EarthOptimism
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04/21/2017 at 20:37. Facebook
Find out how scientists get intimate glimpses at wild animals, live from our #EarthOptimism Summit with Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and PBS NewsHour.
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04/21/2017 at 14:37. Facebook
The Panamanian golden frog is critically endangered and may be functionally extinct in the wild. Scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute are working to save it and other amphibians. #EarthOptimism
The Panamanian golden frog is critically endangered and may be functionally extinct

Saving the Panamanian Golden Frog from Extinction

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04/21/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
We’re kicking off the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit, a three-day event of conservation success stories. We’ve convened more than 150 scientists, thought leaders, philanthropists, conservationists and civic leaders to discuss what’s working in conservation and how to scale up and replicate it.

Follow along all weekend on this live stream: s.si.edu/EOSlive #EarthOptimism
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Kitty Carr
Elizabeth Janovsky
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04/20/2017 at 19:19. Facebook
Our interdisciplinary "Agua Salud" Project, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, restores degraded land and helps plan for the future of the area. #EarthOptimism
Our interdisciplinary Agua Salud Project at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in

Using trees to restore land in the Panama Canal Watershed for healthy ecosystems and economies

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04/20/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and our work wouldn't be possible without the thousands of volunteers who lend their time and talents to the Smithsonian.

Volunteers have been a key part of the Smithsonian since our start, as Smithsonian Institution Archives explains.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and our work wouldnt be possible without

A history of Smithsonian volunteers, from tracking satellites to transcribing jokes

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04/19/2017 at 12:20. Facebook
Did you know we also started what would become the National Weather Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? The Smithsonian's been working in the conservation field since our founding in 1846. #EarthOptimism
Did you know we also started what would become the National Weather

How the Smithsonian helped save the American bison from extinction

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04/18/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is working to save North America's 200-plus native orchid species by studying interactions between the plants and fungi. #EarthOptimism
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is working to save North Americas 200plus

The Conservation Connection Between Orchids and Fungus

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04/18/2017 at 13:17. Facebook
Mae Reeves started Mae’s Millinery Shop in 1940 in Philadelphia with a $500 bank loan. It stayed open 57 years, and in that time she helped dress some of the most famous African American women in the country.

Now many of Reeves' creations are in our Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Mae Reeves started Maes Millinery Shop in 1940 in Philadelphia with a

The history behind these fancy hats and the woman who made them

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Smithsonian science has helped save endangered species, preserve ecosystems and understand habitats.

This Earth Day weekend, we're bringing together scientists, thought leaders, conservationists and civic leaders from around the world to showcase what's working in conservation. #EarthOptimism
Smithsonian science has helped save endangered species preserve ecosystems and u

Earth Optimism Summit to showcase steady, positive gains in conservation

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Happy Easter! This early 20th-century postcard is one of more than 3,000 real photo postcards in our National Museum of American History's Photographic History Collection.

Real photo postcards, made on thick photo paper with the postcard info pre-printed on the back, were popular from around 1900 to World War I.
Happy Easter This early 20thcentury postcard is one of more than 3000
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The Ruby Slippers are off to see the Wizard in the conservation lab. April 23 is the last day to see them for a while at our National Museum of American History.

Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) wore them in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” and they’ve been on display almost continuously since their donation to the museum in 1979. Now, at nearly 80, they’re showing their age.

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Can't function without your coffee? We get it.

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center leads a bird-friendly coffee project to save birds and their habitats while you sip. #EarthOptimism
Can't function without your coffee We get it

A Cup of Joe That’s Also Good for the Birds

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