September 30th, 2011
Charles Darwin was a prolific writer and Benjamin D. Walsh, Illinois' first entomologist, was one of his American correspondents. Check out Darwin's writings!
September 15th, 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “Why are museum collections important?”
September 02nd, 2011
Learn what Chicago was like 420 million years ago.
August 29th, 2011
For this episode we asked collections and research staff to answer the question “What is your favorite museum specimen?”
June 20th, 2011
Discover the microscopic world of ascomycete fungi as we speak with Sabine Huhndorf, Assistant Curator of Fungi and Lichens in the Botany Department at the Field Museum of Natural History.
June 13th, 2011
How are birds collected for museums? What types of information can be gathered from bird specimens? In this episode, we speak with Jason Weckstein to discover the many methods used to collect information from bird specimens.
June 09th, 2011
We continue our discussion on emerging pathogens with Shannon Hackett to discover how museum collections can play a vital role in understanding biodiversity and its importance.
June 06th, 2011
In this video we explore the Emerging Pathogens project, a unique research program to understand the evolution of parasites and pathogens that result in diseases such as malaria and AIDS. This project will provide a database of pathogens, which could lead to important insights for how humans can combat emerging epidemics.
May 19th, 2011
Tune into Science at FMNH, a video and podcast series that explores the behind-the-scenes science, collections and research at The Field Museum.
March 12th, 2011