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

Meet a Scientist: Erika Hasle, Lead Conservation Ecologist

Event summary


6/21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with admission


About this event

It's Pollinator Week! Join us for a session migratory monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

During National Pollinator Week, lead conservation ecologist Erika Hasle will discuss migratory monarch butterflies and other pollinators and what Field Museum and urban dwellers throughout the US can do to support these important species. Learn that the small actions of people with city yards, balconies, patios, school/church gardens are very important for pollinators.

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.