– I’m Coyote Peterson, and today we’re going behind the scenes at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. (fast drum beating music) – This morning we made the beautiful drive across the Sonoran Desert to arrive in Tucson Mountain Park, which is home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, established in 1952, by William Carr and Arthur Pack.…Continue reading A Day at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum!
Welcome to The Brain Scoop’s new office! Isn’t it cool? I’m sitting here in Stanley Field Hall in the Field Museum of Natural History. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the United States. It has: representing Right now I’m going to take you guys on a tour of some of the…Continue reading Welcome to The Field Museum
My name is Emily Graslie and I’ve got one question, and one question only. And that is: What is a museum? What is a museum? It’s a place where they have lots of things. A museum is a place where the past lives. It’s a place you can go on the weekend and you can…Continue reading What is a Museum?
Some reindeer probably do have red noses, but this may be due to the presence of these little creatures – these little flies called, affectionately, ‘snot bots’, the reindeer botflies. The female adult botfly will fly along and she squirts the larvae up the nostrils of the reindeer. The larvae then goes down the throat…Continue reading Why does Rudolph have a red nose? | Natural History Museum
– We’re looking for bats! Mario, our mammalogist, has set up a couple of mist nets that kinda traverse the trail that we have here, so there are some running this way and some running cross-ways. So bats will fly around kinda familiar paths at night, and oftentimes they’ll turn off their sonar if it’s,…Continue reading Two Bats and a Spider
Emily: Hey! We’re in a boat with Robb! Rob: I’m Robb. Emily: And our friend, Trevor. Trevor: Hello! Emily: And we’re on our way to go find one of the rarest plants in the world. It’s found on an island. Langham Island, in the Kankakee River. What’s the plant? Rob: What’s the plant? Emily: Yeah.…Continue reading The Search for the Kankakee Mallow
:intro jingle: Emily: We’re here in the egg collection with Josh Engel who’s a research assistant in birds. And Josh, what is your involvement with the Peregrine program? Josh: I go along on the banding efforts to help gather the young from the nests. And, then when they’re inside I help with the banding. And,…Continue reading Banding Baby Dinosaurs
Somewhere deep in the halls of the Field Museum in Chicago, there’s a diorama that’s missing. Legend has it that it’s been hidden behind a wall in the Asian Hall of Mammals for the last eighty-seven years. But where? Gaurs… Orangs… Diorama-sized green wall… Wait, diorama-sized green wall? It’s hollow. Let’s gut it! [Eleven minutes,…Continue reading Project Hyena Diorama: Indiegogo Campaign!
– Hey, Corrie. – Hi, how are you, Emily? [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] – Good, how are you? [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] – I’m excellent. [Dr. Corrie Moreau, curator/ants] – So, you called us into your office because you have some ants. – I do. – Live ants. – I have two species of live…Continue reading Dissecting Ants
Welcome to Carl Akeley: Part Two, where we’re going to be talking about the Fighting Elephants. If you want to learn more about the Four Seasons, click there! In 1905 Marshall Field, the Field Museum’s namesake and first major benefactor, funded a trip for Carl and his new wife, Delia, to go to Africa. After…Continue reading Carl Akeley’s Fighting African Elephants