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Episode 16: Live with the Youth Design Team

So, how did you get your jobs?

Becoming a scientist or working in science is never a straight forward path: appreciation of the natural world, hobbies, high school jobs, science fiction and random life events all come into play. We discuss these sinuous paths into science with a special live audience, The Field Museum's Youth Design Team summer interns.  We hope that our stories were a source of science and fishy inspiration!

Youth Design Team

The Youth Design Team (YDT) is part of the TakeThe Field programs here at the Museum and is designed in collaboration with the Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute. YDT takes teens behind the scenes to interact with scientists, designers, media producers, researchers and other teen volunteers like themselves. Teens hear firsthand what it’s like to roam the plains of Africa and tromp through the forests of South America. In addition, they participate in the process of designing an exhibit from scratch!

To learn more about the Youth Design Team program visit the Museum's TakeTheField page and and like the TakeTheField page on Facebook!

Applications for future Youth Design Team workshops are available here: Youth Design Team Workshops @ The Field.

Questions?

You can follow us on Twitter and tweet us your fishy questions @FM_WhatTheFish or email us at whatthefish@fieldmuseum.org.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Fish Nerds Podcast Team:
Beth Sanzenbacher
Eric Ahlgren
Leo Smith
Matthew P. Davis