Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

​Webinar: Natural History at Home – At Home in a Habitat

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Museum Technician Ingrid Rochon aired September 5, 2020, as part of the Natural History at Home series. Watch a recording in the player above.


This program is all about animal habitats and the things all living organisms need to live. Using images of the museum’s collection, we practice identifying basic needs of animals and how the habitat they call home meets those needs, with help from guest expert and museum technician, Ingrid Rochon. Museum educators will then lead your family through an activity for how to plan for and recreate your own habitat model after the program. This webinar was hosted by Family Programs Manager Gale Robertson and Museum Educator Katie Derloshon.

Please have the following materials ready at the start of the program:

  • Blank paper (white or color)
  • A piece of cardstock, construction paper, or thicker paper (white or light color)
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors
  • Tape or a stapler
  • Ruler
  • Miscellaneous art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils)
Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Life Science