The Restoration of the Elwha River

As the dams begin to come down, the National Park Service looks back at the region’s history and prepares for the welcome changes to the ecosystem (5:46)

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Does Anesthesia Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Does Anesthesia Work? (1:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible?
Ask Smithsonian: What Makes Skunk Spray Smell So Terrible? (1:12)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Use One Hand More Than the Other?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Use One Hand More Than the Other? (1:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers?
Ask Smithsonian: Why Do We Get Prune Fingers? (1:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do You Mummify a Body?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do You Mummify a Body? (1:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'What Is the Anthropocene?
What Is the Anthropocene? (3:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'Here's What Bat Echolocation Sounds Like, Slowed Down
Here's What Bat Echolocation Sounds Like, Slowed Down (2:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the Fastest Animal on Earth Attacks Its Prey
How the Fastest Animal on Earth Attacks Its Prey (3:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Everglades
How a Giant Lazy River of Grass Became the Everglades (1:09)