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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Science on Screen®: Anaconda

In this camp classic from the 90s, a "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest—and deadliest—snake.

Join Dr. Lesley De Souza, Conservation Scientist in the Keller Science Action Center at the The Field Museum, after the film to discuss the accuracy of Anaconda, how science is helping conserve the Amazon region, and her time in South America. Showing on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm (89 minutes)

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Artists Behind the Field Museum

Join Field videographer Greg Mercer, Field Artist in Residence Peggy Macnamara, and renowned tattoo and visual artist Stephanie Brown for a panel discussion of how to mesh science and art. The conversation will range from tactics while painting specimens, to designing tattoos based on skulls and shells, to joining scientists out in the field. The panel will show how The Field’s work influences the arts, and vice versa.

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Get Fishy with Collections Manager Caleb McMahan

It’ll get fishy in the Backroom when Caleb McMahan, collections manager for Ichthyology, drops in for a conversation. Caleb will present dyed and stained fish specimens inside our blackout room, plus how fish skeletons are prepared, and how preserving a species in different ways leads to new scientific discoveries.

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Science: Sharknado

Join shark expert and Field Museum scientist Kevin Feldheim for a screening of Sharknado at The Music Box Theatre! When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. Kevin will talk about how scientists study real sharks in the wild, his own work unlocking the mysteries of shark sex, and answer any questions you have about these fanged fishes. In honor of this shark-storm, The Music Box will be pouring Hurricanes, featuring liquor from CH Distillery.

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Restoring Eggers Grove

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum.

Volunteering requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

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Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Restoring Beaubien Woods

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum.

Volunteering requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Some snacks and water will be provided, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Masters of the Night

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago Science Writers joins The Field Mueum’s  Bruce Patterson for a conversation on real-life bloodsuckers.

Bats represent roughly 20% of the world’s 6,000 mammal species, ranking them second only to rodents regarding evolutionary success. Bats are found on all continents save Antarctica and achieve the greatest diversity in the tropics. Patterson has studied them in the field in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Kenya, Peru and South Africa, focusing on their ecology and evolution, as well as their co-evolution with pathogens and parasites. His talk about these “Masters of the Night” will reprise these topics, including glimpses of true vampires (3 species of American bats) and their vampires, blood-sucking ectoparasitic flies.

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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Cinema Science with the Field Museum: The Mummy

The Chicago Science Writers joins the Field Museum on a field trip to the Music Box Theater for a screening of The Mummy! Ahead of the film, the event features a discussion with Cassie Pontone, an Assistant Collections Manager of the Anthropology Collections at The Field Museum. Cassie works closely with the local Filipino American community to co-curate The Field’s collection of over 10,000 objects from the Philippines, connecting living culture to 20th century material objects. The Mummy is Cassie’s all time favorite film—it’s full of action, humor, historical inaccuracies, and it also provides an excellent opportunity to discuss cultural representation.

Tickets are $11, or $7 for Chicago Science Writer members. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Cinema Science with the Field Museum: Stand By Me

The Chicago Science Writers joins the Field Museum on a field trip to the Music Box Theater for the 1980's film Stand By Me! Ahead of the film, the event features a discussion with environmental educator, wilderness enthusiast and The Field Museum’s Youth Conservation Action Coordinator Alison Paul. Paul has worked in a range of formal and informal educational settings from Colombia to Chicago in order to support the next generation of knowledgeable, passionate, and engaged environmental leaders.

Tickets are $11, or $7 for Chicago Science Writer members. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

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Aug
20
2:00 PM14:00

Field Market Day

This summer, enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a monthly farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard! Shop local produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome.

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