The Field Museum, with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, is offering an opportunity for teachers and students (and classes) to interact with featured scientists through its Global Science Seminars. Each seminar is webcast using Elluminate and recorded for later playback (more information below).

The next webcast is Oct. 20, noon to 1 pm CDT and features Dr. Corrie Moreau's presentation: "Ants, DNA and Bacteria, Oh My!"

Dr. Moreau will dive into the world of ants to explore their evolution and symbiotic relationships. The seminar will be broadcasted from the Zoology Classroom, giving participants special behind-the-scenes access to the

The Field Museum’s Global Science Seminars are dedicated to bringing students and scientists together digitally to discuss topics in biodiversity, and uses CoolHub to connect with students. CoolHub was created by the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA), and is a free web-based community of students and experts that collaborate on innovative projects in math and science. CoolHub services include web conference seminars, on-going wiki discussions, blogs, and message boards.

The Field Museum’s Global Science Seminars page on CoolHub contains papers, articles, and links that you may download to help prepare your students before
the seminar.  During the seminar, Dr. Moreau will present her research for 20 minutes and the remaining 40 minutes will be open for questions! The week following the seminar Dr. Moreau will answer all questions posted from participating classes. Please view the attached PDF file for more information on how to join this exciting seminar. 

The Field Museum and IMSA are looking for the "right" time to schedule these presentations. If you have suggestions about timing and future topics, let me know!

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