Media for Science & Education

Meet a Scientist: Michael D'Antonio and Fabiany Herrera

Event summary


4/4, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with museum admission


About this event

Stop in and learn about ancient plants from Illinois!

Fabiany Herrera, Assistant Curator of Paleobotany and Michael D'Antonio, Negaunee Integrative Research Center Postdoctoral Researcher will be "resurrecting" 300 million years old fossil plants from Illinois. Using specimens, computer tomography scans and 3D models they will reconstruct the Mazon Creek fossil plants.

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.