TakeTheField is a program at The Field Museum in collaboration with The Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute that allows teens to go behind the scenes and interact with scientists, designers, researchers and other teen volunteers like themselves. Teens get to hear firsthand accounts of what it’s like to roam the plains of Africa and tromp through the forests of South America. In addition, they observe the process of designing an exhibit from scratch and watch interactive pieces being built. Here are the TakeTheField workshops:
The Field Museum's Youth Design Team is a school-year long FOR CREDIT academic course. Part design studio, part museum studies and part science class, this for-credit course gives YOU the tools and the space to explore, plan, play, and create! Youth must apply, be accepted and obtain permission from their school to leave campus one Thursday afternoon per week to attend class at The Field Museum. Grades are submitted to school counsellors. Learn more.
Apply for the 2013-2014 School Year. Applications are now open.
Youth Design Team Archives! See past projects, work and design ideas below:
- Youth Design Team Academic Course 2012-2013 Coming Soon
- Youth Design Team Summer 2012 Coming Soon
- Youth Design Team Spring 2012 Coming Soon
- Youth Design Team Fall 2011
- Youth Design Team: Summer 2011
Digital Planet is a week-long film and media summer workshop. In this workshop, teens meet with a scientist who is an expert in their field to discuss a given scientific topic. They will then plan, film, edit and showcase a series of videos on this topic.
- Digital Planet: Mummies from the Crypt Showcase Coming Soon
- Digital Planet: Antarctica Showcase
- Digital Planet: Climate Change
Does making projects like these sound fun? Join us! See the latest digital programs here: Teen Digital Program Applications @ The Field.
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