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Field Museum of Natural History
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A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A56 Natural History, Natural Science Museums
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
U Science and Technology Research Institutes
U50 Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.)
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The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.
Mr. John McCarter
A native Chicagoan, McCarter previously was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as President of DeKalb Corporation, and was Budget Director of the State of Illinois under Governor Richard B. Ogilvie. He was a White House Fellow during the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. McCarter is a Director of W.W. Grainger, Janus Funds and Divergence, Inc. He is a trustee of the University of Chicago and a board member and former Chairman of Chicago's Public Television Station Channel 11. McCarter is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, and also attended the London School of Economics.
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Natural History Museum
Arts, Culture & Humanities
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The Museum's collections are the essence of the Museum. They trace the history of the earth from its formation through the evolutionary waves of plant and animal life to the development and expression of diverse human cultures. The Museum also offers a broad range of programs such as festivals, tours, workshops, performances, lectures, and courses for preschool through adult audiences. In addition, the Museum operates a number of educational programs geared to Chicago-area schools. Our permanent exhibits include: Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T-Rex fossil yet discovered; the Grainger Hall of Gems and the Hall of Jades; Moving Earth. 2005 Temporary Exhibits included: Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years; Macchu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas; and Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption.
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Field Museum Researcher Steven Goodman was named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow. A researcher at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, Goodman spends most of his time in Madagascar where he works with international conservation groups and local biologists to record and preserve ecosystems increasingly threatened by rapid deforestation and population growth. He also founded and leads the Ecological Training Program (ETP) that mentors, trains, and prepares local Malagasy biologists in pressing conservation issues, a model that is being replicated elsewhere in ecologically threatened regions in Africa and around the world.
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