Smithsonian Sidedoor? …. “Gulp” …. Board of Regents? …. “oh boy”


Ever hear of sidedoor?  Well, if not, it’s a Smithsonian podcast that airs regularly with dynamic content to bring interesting stories to the general public about various Smithsonian units.  Why the “gulp”?  Well, on Monday, I get the opportunity to speak with Tony Cohn and the sidedoor team about the scimitar-horned oryx reintroduction.  It’s a live event that will be taped at the Oprah Winfrey Theater in the National Museum of African American History, as part of the Smithsonian Board of Regents annual strategic meeting.

The Board of Regents is the governing body of the Smithsonian.  It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States, the Vice Presented of the United States, three members of the United States Congress, three members of the United States House of Representatives, and nine prominent citizens.  If you want the full breakdown with bios of this all-star cast, check out this link.  That’s why there’s a second “gulp” …  or rather, an “oh boy”.

Anyway, Monday’s the big day. to highlight the scimitar-horned oryx project and all the people that have worked together to reintroduce it.  The theater is expected to be full, but the taped podcast will be broadcast in the next few weeks.  Tune-in if you’re interested.  There will be a variety of other speakers too, including Drs. Melissa Songer and Suzan Murray.  Melissa will be on stage with me to highlight and educate the board on the recent poaching crisis in Myanmar.

What do you wear to one of these things?  Geesh.


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