Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Adaptations of Acorn Woodpeckers with Sahas Barve

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar featuring Evolutionary Ecologist Sahas Barve aired February 10, 2021, as part of the Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Join Evolutionary Ecologist Sahas Barve to learn about acorn woodpeckers. Sahas shares what he has observed and discovered about this bird species' exceptional family- and group-living behaviors and their habit of gathering and storing their favorite food: acorns (you guessed it!).  

  • This video is an extension activity for the museum's Animal Adaptations digital school program for Grades K-2.

About Smithsonian Science How

Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this weekly series of free live, interactive webinars. Hosted by Smithsonian educators, Smithsonian Science How will connect your students to authentic science, discoveries, and collections while inviting them to participate in live polls and ask and answer questions throughout.

Thematically aligned with NMNH Digital School Programs, the webinars serve as excellent extension activities. Each webinar will be aligned with core content from the Animal Adaptions, Insect Survival, or Reefs Unleashed school programs, but is an independent experience. 

Related Resources

Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
Learning Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Life Science