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

Meet a Scientist: Bruno de Medeiros, Negaunee Assistant Curator of Pollinating Insects

Event summary


6/23, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with admission


About this event

It's Pollinator Week! This session highlights the huge diversity of insects involved in pollination.

Bruno de Medeiros, Negaunee Assistant Curator of Pollinating Insects presents Surprising Pollinators. During National Pollinator Week, we will be showing specimens from the insect collection showing several different kinds of pollinators, highlighting species that few people know. This includes tiny midges that pollinate cacao to produce chocolate, weevils that pollinate palms to produce palm oil, flies pollinating mangoes, and many others, and several kinds of native bees.

This session is presented as part of Pollinator Week activities at the Field Museum!

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.