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Field Museum Will Give You A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Its Huge Collection — If You Volunteer This Week

The museum is hosting an event, WeDigBio, where volunteers can help digitize information on its fossils, plants and other specimens.

A Field Museum volunteer works with a child.
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DOWNTOWN — Volunteers can help sort through the Field Museum’s enormous collection of fossils, insects and more during an event starting Thursday.

The event, WeDigBio, brings volunteers to the museum to help go through the Field’s specimens and record information about them online. Participants will get free admission to the museum and a behind-the-scenes tour of its collections.

The event helps the Field — which has 40 million specimens — preserve and share scientific information.

“… The Field Museum’s collections are a treasure trove of information that can be used to enhance our knowledge of the natural world and even help fight climate change,” the museum wrote in a news release.

WeDigBio runs Thursday to Sunday. The event is free and open to anyone 15 or older. Registration is available online, and those interested can also participate remotely.

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