Young visitors and a museum educator examine a teaching specimen together in the Grainger Science Hub

Meet a Scientist: Devonian Fossils from the Midwest, and How We Digitize Them

Event summary


7/26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist




About this event

This session features Field Museum Collections Manager Paul Mayer and the Devonian IMLS Intern team

Join Field Museum Fossil Invertebrate Collections Manager Paul Mayer to discuss and view local fossils from the Devonian period, a time before the dinosaurs when Chicago was covered by seas. Devonian IMLS interns Ashley House, Dakota Bankole, Emman Rosko, Matthew Roy, and Spencer Saines will feature invertebrate fossils and discuss approaches to digitizing the collection for public use.

Scientists, researchers, and collections managers are behind the scenes every day, uncovering new information and taking care of our collection.

During Meet a Scientist, you can find them in the Grainger Science Hub. They'll discuss their work and share real items from the museum’s collection of nearly 40 million objects. From collections care to field work, and dinosaurs to ecology, there’s a world of science to explore.

Visit the Science Hub on select weekdays for an up-close look at what our researchers do every day.