2017

Tween Week: Fish Unleashed

 Scientists do far more than observe and report. In the field, in labs, and across the world they collect data and specimens to tell the story of the earth an its people. Tween Camp: Fish Unleashed, gave young people aged 11 to 13 the opportunity to meet a Field Museum fish scientist, explore the upcoming Specimens exhibition, and go behind-the-scenes and see The Field Museum’s fishes collection. Using the Scratch programming language and the Specimensexhibition as inspiration, tweens created their own digital interactive story.  Youth dove deeply into scientific discovery during this one week summer camp for tweens at The Field Museum!

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HS Digital Learning Internship

The Digital Learning Residency is an ongoing summer program that dives deeply into the science and digital learning of The Field Museum. In this 5 week paid summer residency, high school students gain scientific research experience and work together to communicate the research of The Field Museum out to the general public via an interactive digital media installation. Students work hand-in-hand with Field Museum scientists and digital learning specialists.

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ASM: H20 Games

High school students across Chicago spent ten weeks at The Field Museum learning about freshwater ecosystems. Working with Caleb McMahan, Collections Manager of Fishes, other Field Museum scientists, and a variety of other water and game design professionals, teens worked together to design and create scientifically accurate board games that teach on topics from invasive species to fish migration.  This program was made possible by a partnership with After School Matters.