Go behind-the-scenes at The Field Museum as a volunteer scientist

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Visitors to the Field Museum Saturday got the rare opportunity to talk with scientists.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ever wonder what it's like to be scientist? The Field Museum wants to help people find out.

The museum is looking for volunteers to go behind-the-scenes next week as part of WeDigBio, an international effort focused on digitization.

They would help scientists transcribe labels on some of the 30 million specimens at The Field Museum that are used for local and international research, allowing the information to be more widely used.

Some specimens are more than 100 years old.

The event runs from Oct. 20-23. Volunteers get free admission and behind-the-scenes tours.

CLICK HERE to register for the volunteer event at The Field Museum. CLICK HERE to find out more about WeDigBio.