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Field Museum Women on Film

Here are a selection of short films featuring the women who do science and the women who support science at the Field Museum.

Video: Fossil Carrion Feeders Margaret is an Associate Curator in the Division of Insects at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and Chenyang is a Master's Student at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology in China. 






Listen also to our podcast series featuring women at FMNH.


Of course women have been involved in science at the Field Museum for centuries read about some of our "Past Pioneers"

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November 04th, 2011
Visit the Field Musuem's Paleontology lab and check out the fossils Akiko is working on.
October 28th, 2011
Join officer Kiki Witherspoon in a short tour of the Grainger Hall of Gems and get a glimpse of her favorite stones. Have you picked yours?
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 23rd, 2011
Large workers of turtle ants have dish-like heads that they use to close the entrance of their nest and protect it from intruders. Check it out!
August 01st, 2011
Take a closer look at the world's oldest fossils of carrion beetles and experience a unique view of these 165 million-year old fossils.