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Lunch Break Science: Fossil Preparation – From Field to Lab


  • September 29, 2021 | 12:00 pm

From a 50-million-year-old fossil fish from Wyoming to a 250-million-year-old reptile from Antarctica, the vertebrate fossil preparation lab at the Field Museum in Chicago is always busy uncovering the wonder of dinosaurs and evolution. Join expert and Chief Preparator, Akiko Shinya for a fascinating behind the scenes look into the lab and learn all about the process for finding, excavating, and preparing fossils!

What: “Fossil Preparation: From Field to Lab,” presented by Akiko Shinya, Chief Preparator, Fossil Vertebrates, The Field Museum, Chicago
When: Wednesday, September 29, 12 – 12:45 pm
Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 a.m. on the day of the event.