Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Natural History at Home – Arctic Adaptations

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar with Museum Educator Katie Derloshon and Ocean Educators Meaghan Cuddy and Lara Noren aired Dec. 5, 2020, as part of the Natural History at Home series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Come and discover how animals have adapted to live in the cold Arctic climate! Our museum’s ocean educators will help you learn about the narwhal, an animal uniquely adapted to live in the Arctic. Together we will practice making observations and asking questions to better understand how adaptations help this animal survive. Then, the educators will show you how to make a model of a narwhal.

Guest Experts: Ocean Educators Meaghan Cuddy and Lara Noren

Moderator: Museum Educator Katie Derloshon

Please make sure to have the following materials:

  • Cardboard/Paper Tube (like from a toilet paper roll)
  • Piece of white paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Crayons or markers 

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Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
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