BOEM to Participate in Smithsonian Natural History Museum Arctic Festival, May 8-9

Clip from Arctic Currents, "A Year in the LIfe of the Bowhead Whale"
Clip from Arctic Currents, "A Year
in the LIfe of the Bowhead Whale"

This weekend, scientists from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will be at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum for an educational event celebrating Arctic peoples, cultures, and science in Washington, DC. BOEM employees who have lived and worked in Alaska will be there with some great "whale tales."

Events are as follows:

Friday, May 8, from 2-5 p.m., Sant Ocean Hall, "The Scientist is In." Find out what it's like to do research in the Arctic, with Michael Rasser, BOEM Ecologist, and Guillermo Auad, Senior BOEM Oceanographer.

Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m, The Family Event at Sant Ocean Hall will feature displays from BOEM and other U.S. research agencies working in the Arctic, with BOEM Arctic Specialist Tim Holder, Marine Biologist Mary Cody and Public Affairs Officer John Callahan.

This event will coincide with the launch of the United States' 2015-2017 chairmanship of the Arctic Council. More festival information here:

Location: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560

Metro: Federal Triangle Metro Station

For more information about BOEM's Environmental Studies Program, click here. For additional information focused on BOEM's Alaska and Arctic research, click here.

Marjorie Krome Weisskohl, APR
BOEM Office of Public Affairs (Environmental Studies and Marine Minerals Programs)