Conservation & Community

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Whether it's helicoptering into the Amazonian rainforest or working with communities right here in Chicagoland, our Science Action team takes the science we do at the Museum and puts it to work to make a lasting impact on the environment and local cultures. With the diversity of life and cultures severely threatened around the world, the Museum's scientific expertise can play a major role in ensuring a strong future where diversity can thrive. Since 1999, the Museum's efforts have assisted governments in protecting more than 30 million acres of wilderness, and our work in the Chicago region has focused on bringing people and nature together in communities like Calumet and the Kankakee region.