July 01st, 2011
Summer Internships are available to CIMBY students who want build their leadership skills.
May 17th, 2011
Most of the 470-million-year history of plants on land belongs to bryophytes, pteridophytes (ferns) and gymnosperms. Find out about a recent pilot project to database and digitize pteridophyte fossils from the Mazon Creek assemblage of Illinois (i.e. 315 mya) as well as extant fern specimens from the Great Lakes Region.
March 31st, 2011
ECCo embarks on a collaboration with the Chicago Park District to install a colorful native plant garden on the Museum's north side.
March 31st, 2011
ECCo collaborated with three Energy Action Network sites in Roseland to identify what “green” means to residents and to become demonstration sites for climate action.
Bringing Early Land Plant Collections Into the Third Millennium: A Conversion & Digitization Project Supported By The National Science Foundation
March 25th, 2011
The Botany Department at The Field Museum is re-housing, databasing and digitizing almost 200,000 bryophyte specimens, which addresses the urgent concern over their long-term preservation.
March 13th, 2011
Researchers from Madagascar and The Field Museum recently described a new bird species.
March 11th, 2011
ECCo anthropologists advise development of regional climate action strategy.
March 02nd, 2011
Leading researchers in urban life and material culture convened to discuss new approaches to collecting urban material culture for the 22nd century museum.
February 25th, 2011
Chemical analyses of the lions' remains at Field Museum show that they ate an estimate 35 people, not the 135 claimed by the railway engineer who shot them, says a new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
February 23rd, 2011
Expeditions to the Eastern Slope of the Andes uncover a striking new cloud forest rodent the size of a squirrel but related to guinea-pigs.