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    Meet a Scientist: New Species of Frogs in the Field Museum

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    7/12, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
    Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


    Included with admission


    About this event

    Stop in to meet Steve Mahony, Field Museum Scientific Affiliate in Herpetology.

    Come join Dr. Stephen Mahony to learn more about new species of frogs that were recently discovered in the Field Museum's Herpetology collection. Visitors will learn more about the importance of museum collections regarding the discovery of new species, including how new species are discovered, the process of naming a new species, and why museum specimens are vital for our understanding of the world's biodiversity.

    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.