Museum researchers share information about their scientific work and answer questions from commenters as part of the new web series, Scientists Live. This new series is designed to give our followers a glimpse at hidden collections and a peek at the great science happening at the museum every day.
Viewers 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.
Jennifer Sheridan, Assistant Curator of Herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians) talks about her trip to Borneo to study frogs. This episode of Scientists Live includes the answers to fun questions like How do you catch a frog? Are there poisonous frogs in the USA? and How do you say "frog" in Malay?
Mason Heberling in the botany department teaches us how pressed botany collections held together in our Herbarium can be useful today! Discover how plants have changed over the past one hundred years thanks to Mason's incredible research.
Sue divulges the secrets of the animals we see every day in our own backyards--squirrels! How many different kinds of squirrel can there possibly be, and what do they do differently? How long can they live without a tail? She even has the inside knowledge on all the black squirrels lingering around Schenely Park.
Have you ever been interested in Ancient Egypt? Erin Peters, the museum's resident expert, is continuously working on something new and this Scientists Live video is a great place to see just a little of what is in the museum's collection.