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Digital Planet: Creatures of the Watery Abyss Showcase

Digital Planet: Creatures of the Watery Abyss was an intensive one week video making workshop about life at the bottom of the ocean. Teens from Chicagoland and beyond met Associate Curator Dr. Janet Voight and learned about what it is like to research ocean life thousands of feet beneath the surface. Teens travelled (virtually) to ocean depths rarely seen, learned the secrets of bioluminescent  fishes, and experienced a behind-the-scenes tour of The Field Museum's Collection Resource Center. These young film makers then selected a topic and created a short video on it. This program is a collaboration with The Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute.