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

Meet a Scientist: Paula Ungar, Senior Environmental Social Scientist

Event summary


9/26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Part of the series: Meet a Scientist


Included with admission


About this event

See the latest science firsthand in the Grainger Science Hub.

Paula Ungar, Senior Environmental Social Scientist, will talk about the work done with Indigenous and local communities in the Amazon basin. Learn about the diversity of Amazonian local and Indigenous communities, the beauty of the landscapes, the richness of their knowledge and ways of relating to their environment, the challenges they face today.

Gain insight into the field of Environmental Social Science and learn how it helps native communities be seen and heard.

This event is part of our celebration of Latinx Heritage Month and work done by Latinx staff and collaborators at the Field.

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.