Conservation at The Field Museum
Tom’s aim is to inspire change with this series of posts, to protect your future. This is a volunteer project to raise awareness of the negative environmental consequences of human actions & the scientists working to restore our beautiful Planet. Follow along as he occupies The Field Museum’s newest exhibit: The Abbott Hall of Conservation Restoring Earth, for 24 hours.
Just to be clear, it was originally called Occupy The Field Museum which has nothing to do with the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the 24 hours were broken up over 3 days, 8 hours each from 9am-5pm. The exhibit is all about active science, the environment, and how it affects your happiness:
- This is what DNA looks like on colorful paper - highlighting some work by marine biologist Dr. Josh Drew, @labroides
- A Bird’s Eye View of Restoring Earth – meet the peregrine falcon
- Day 3 of #OTFM – LIFE
- Day 2 of #OTFM – Cancer cures, centipedes, and coral reefs
- Day 1 of #OTFM- Sue the T-Rex, deforestation, and jumping out of a helicopter
- Occupy The Field Museum – the introduction
- What is ‘conservation’? - Answers from The Field Museum scientists. Plus, win a prize from the gift shop. Guess how many times the word ‘conservation’ appears in the entire exhibit.
- Protecting Biodiversity: Is anybody listening? – A new video message from the International Union for Conservation of Nature