Here's another museums/oceans crossover event, this time with a popular Food Network star!
From Natural History's website:
March 20th and 21st
A Guide to Picking Wisely from the Sea: With Tastings, Discussions, and Luncheon
"Explore the connection between a healthy ocean and the seafood that we eat in this weekend celebrating ocean life. Learn about protecting and preserving our ocean and making informed choices about the fish we consume so that we can minimize our impact on the ocean environment. Enjoy delectable seafood dishes and meet some of this country’s top chefs, sustainable seafood experts, ocean scientists, and special guest Alton Brown. A healthy ocean depends on us, and our future health depends on its vitality. That’s what this weekend is all about. "
Um, see Alton Brown?! Yeah, I think so. Though I'm not a fan of his current haircut (Welch's commercials, no thank you), his scientific take on all things gastronomic appeals to both the nerd and eater in me.
As of right now, the only event still open is the seminar without the luncheon. And it is pretty pricey: $60 for Smithsonian members and $75 for the general public. But, if you are a full time student, you can get in for $25! Not a bad price to pay to understand what sustainability means to your gullet.