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Field Scientists Will Identify Your Rocks, Bones, Shells And More For Free During ID Day

There will also be a poster-making station for those who want to get ready for the Climate Strike.

A Field Museum volunteer works with a child in front of Maximo, the museum's giant dinosaur. The Field has about 700 regular volunteers.
Lucy Hewett, Field Museum/Provided
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DOWNTOWN — The Field Museum’s experts are offering up their skills to Chicagoans for free.

Museum attendees will be able to go to the Field on Sept. 14 — a free day for Illinois residents — and bring “remnants of the natural world” like bones, fossils, artifacts or even photos of creatures to get them ID’d, according to a museum news release.

Those who go will also be able to make posters for the upcoming Chicago Climate Strike on Sept. 20. The strike is being held to “demand action on climate change” and the Field’s staff and volunteers are supporting it, according to the museum.

ID Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive.