Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Erika Novak

Erika Novak is Manager of Leaning Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. She leads a team in the development and delivery of digital education programs focused on wildlife, habitats and the actions audiences can take action to save species. Her favorite animals include American alligators and the Zoo’s Komodo dragons.

Imaginations Run Wild with a Virtual Visit to the National Zoo

This spring, reading about the rainforest was reinforced by virtual field trips to the National Zoo, as D.C. Kindergarteners connected with a Zoo educator and a cast of Amazonian animals