Squirrels: Inside Out

This Ask a Scientist session is for classrooms with students in grades 6th-8th. Register to confirm your seat. 

Meet Bill Stanley, Director of Collections, and follow along as he conducts a squirrel skinning and dissection. Students will learn about the anatomy of the Illinois Gray Squirrel and how museum collections further scientific research and discovery.

Students will go behind-the-scenes of The Field Museum and "visit" to one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art laboratories. Students can see, hear, and interact with Field Museum staff and learn about current research at the Museum. NGSS algined pre-and-post activities accompany each broadcast. 

Supports NGSS LS1.A Structure and Function

Technology Requirements: Virtual Visits is streamed live via video conferencing. Participating classrooms need a high speed Internet connection and are encouraged to use their webcam. Classrooms are encouraged to run off of a wired connection.


Ask a Scientist - Classroom -$125 (35 students or less); Multiple classrooms - $250 (36 students or more). Scholarships are available for CPS classrooms.


Ask a Scientist - Register for any of the available on the following dates and times.  Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required. 

  • November 3, 2015 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (high school)
  • November 4, 2015 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (middle school)
  • March 8, 2016 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (high school)
  • March 9, 2016 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (middle school)

Questions? Please contact us at virtualvisits@fieldmuseum.org.