Scientists Live

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson

What: Live Broadcast with Gretchen Anderson, museum conservator
When: April 5, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Did you ever wonder who takes care of all the amazing specimens and objects at Carnegie Museum of Natural History?

Museum conservator Gretchen Anderson will do a live, 20-minute broadcast at 10:30 a.m. on April 5 on Facebook Live. Gretchen will talk about the science behind her work taking care of museum exhibits and answer questions from commenters as part of the new web series, Scientists Live, which is designed to remotely enrich school science classes using technology.

Students and visitors can tune into the free broadcast on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Facebook page. A recording will be posted later for those unable to watch live.

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About Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen is a conservator and the head of the Section of Conservation at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Her research interests focus on preventive conservation practices for natural science collections, including environmental and integrated pest management. To that end, she works with the curatorial departments, exhibits, education, and facilities to determine risks to the collections and develop strategies to reduce those risks.

This talk is part of a new series. More broadcasts featuring different scientists and topics will be announced.  


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