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Polar Bears Live on the Edge of the Climate Change Crisis | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

Photographs by Neil Ever Osborne; Text by Neil Ever Osborne and Mark Jacquemain

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | March 2021

A polar bear, dependent on sea ice for its hunting grounds, pauses near Churchill, Manitoba. (Neil Ever Osborne)
A polar bear, dependent on sea ice for its hunting grounds, pauses near Churchill, Manitoba. (Neil Ever Osborne)

On the bay this fall morning, there’s a wind-carved rim of ice and a gathering of floes. One male polar bear, bony after a season without seal blubber, struggles along the slushy edge, haunches soaked, nearly slipping into the sea.

We are on Gordon Point, in northern Manitoba, where Hudson Bay widens into its northwest crescent. Polar winds make it colder than at comparable latitudes, and the shallow waters of the bay freeze early. Having passed the summer months in the subarctic wild of Wapusk National Park to the south, polar bears now congregate here, waiting for the ice to come in.

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Cultivating America’s Gardens: Smithsonian Libraries

“Americans have been making gardens forever, constantly innovating and experimenting as they work the soil. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, schoolchildren and scientists — Americans of every sort have put their backs into gardening. And for a variety of motives: beauty, food, science, prestige.”

Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…

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Women Who Shape History: Education Resources | History | Smithsonian

For use in the classroom or your community, a list of lesson plans and other teaching materials on women’s history in America

Source: Women Who Shape History: Education Resources | History | Smithsonian

Community of Gardens

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Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for sharing and preserving the stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow.

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Smithsonian Institution | institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Britannica.com

Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com
Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smithsonian Institution, research institution founded by the bequest of James Smithson, an English scientist. Smithson, who died in 1829, had stipulated in his will that should his nephew and heir himself die without issue, his remaining assets would pass to the United States and be used to found the Smithsonian Institution.”

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America in Color | Smithsonian Channel

Witness American history, from the 1920s through the 1960s, like it’s never been seen before — in vibrant color.

Editor’s Note: If you get this channel, this show is recommended viewing…

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A Guide to Hemingway’s Paris | Travel | Smithsonian

From writing haunts to favorite bars, follow the ex-pat author’s steps through Paris

Source: A Guide to Hemingway’s Paris | Travel | Smithsonian

Search | Collections | Freer and Sackler Galleries

Welcome to Phase 1 of Open F|S, the complete digitized collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection. With more than 40,000 works being made available for high-resolution download—expanding regularly with our new acquisitions—you can explore the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art from anywhere in the world, whenever you like. Images can be used for all non-commercial purposes, from desktop wallpapers to artistic gifts for family and friends. Send us your creations and your feedback about this beta version at openfs@si.edu! For permission to use high-resolution images commercially, contact Rights and Reproduction.


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