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Laura Milkert

Ecological Stewardship Manager

Keller Science Action Center

Laura Milkert is the Stewardship Coordinator for the Keller Science Action Center’s Chicago Region program. She supports The Field Museum’s conservation work and habitat restoration efforts throughout the Chicago Wilderness Region. This involves working collaboratively with partners, land owners, and community members to care for local natural areas and to enhance quality of life in an urban landscape.

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Laura holds a B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology from Loyola University of Chicago.


The intersection of art and nature (clay, native gardening, paper, photography), my family, growing food, bikes, local ecology

Work experience

Before joining the Field Museum in 2009, Laura was a Program Director for The Community Center Foundation in the moraines and woodlands of Palos Park, where she expanded environmental education, horticulture, and art programming.