This Zoom webinar with Kyle Miller from the National Zoo aired January 27, 2021, as part of the Smithsonian Science How series. Watch a recording in the player above.
Join animal keeper Kyle Miller from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on a virtual field trip to meet lizards at the Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center! Kyle explains lizards’ special adaptations for survival and then handles and shows a shingleback skink, a leopard gecko, and a baby Komodo dragon! Kyle shares how he got interested in science, how science is important in caring for the lizards and reptiles at the Zoo, and what students can do if they also want to work with animals one day.
- 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 aligns with core content from the Animal Adaptions, Insect Survival, or Reefs Unleashed school programs, but is an independent experience.