Great for birds and for people, The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center developed the world’s first and only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification.
Smithsonian researchers enlist volunteers for an array of tasks, both onsite and online. Depending on your interests, you can help sustain species around the globe and even solve mysteries of the planets and stars!
10,000 years of volcanic activity at your fingertips. Includes weekly updates on volcanic activity.
Fun games and apps for learning about science.
Learn how Smithsonian scientists are working with fisheries in Myanmar—and across the globe—to protect marine environments.
Horticulturalist Monty Holmes gives an inside look at the history, culture, and science of poinsettias.
The Smithsonian's mineral and gem collection at the National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Learn about these incredible animals—and the ecosystems in which they play a role.
His job as a time traveler is to make discoveries about the past that can help shape our future.
Place “camera traps” in your community to assist researchers in answering questions about mammal distribution and abundance.
Scientists study how to transform degraded landscapes into healthy forests, clean water, and eco-friendly ranches.
Be a biologist in your own backyard! Neighborhood Nestwatch participants help answer questions related to the survival of bird populations.
Smithsonian Gardens has more than 8,000 specimens. Explore a selection from the collection along with art inspired by these beautiful blooms.
Explore some of the oddest and most amazing creatures to see, from parrotfish to tiny pygmy sea horses.
Discover the challenges life faces on the coasts—and what scientists and anyone can do to save them.
Learn about “climate change’s evil twin” with the National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal.