March for Science Chicago Announces Keynote Speaker: Emily Graslie

The March for Science Chicago is grateful for the support of The Field Museum both in Chicago and at a national level. We are now even more excited to announce that Emily Graslie, The Field Museum’s Chief Curiosity Correspondent and host of the science YouTube channel, The Brain Scoop, will be our keynote speaker at the Rally on April 22, 2017.

Emily has been working to bridge the distance between science and society since 2011, when she began volunteering at the University of Montana’s Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum. She joined The Field Museum in 2013 to create educational videos about the Museum’s research and collections, and today that work takes her around the United States spreading the good word about the importance of science literacy. We’re not alone in thinking she’s awesome. Emily was named Best Celebrity Nerd in 2014 by Chicago Magazine, and is the 2017 recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, presented by the American Alliance of Museums.

Emily will be welcoming Chicago to the march, rally and expo, speaking about the importance of science in her life, Chicago and worldwide, and about the need to march for science.

To enable march participants to take their next step in supporting science in Chicago, The Field Museum will also encourage hundreds of its staff to march together, display at the March for Science Expo, and offer half-off basic admission for March for Science participants on April 22, 2017. The offer excludes all special exhibitions, but one may upgrade their ticket option for an additional cost. To redeem the offer, stop by The Field Museum’s Expo area for a stamp for entry.

Join Emily, The Field Museum, and all of us from March for Science Chicago, on April 22 to unite for science.

Our full list of speakers can be found here.