In case you hadn’t heard, The Chicago Field Museum is host to a new kind of employee… the Chief Curiosity Correspondent. The position was created after Emily Graslie’s YouTube channel, The Brain Scoop, based on her work at the Phillip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana, bringing thousands of YouTube subscribers into the world of natural history and taxidermy.
The Brain Scoop takes viewers through the process of skinning a wolf and the bat caves of Kenya. This past month, however, Emily and her coworkers completed a trip to Peru for the Field Museum. The first video is out, and if you’re interested in Amazonian amphibians and reptiles, along with bugs and bats, Emily has a treat for you.
Emily brings a refreshing attitude to the natural sciences, and her passion for nature and its preservation shines throughout the videos. I personally cannot wait until she enters the Field Museum’s amphibian and reptile collection and am hoping a Chinese Giant Salamander makes the show!
This first video is only the first in a series highlighting the group’s trip to Peru. Check it out below! Access The Brain Scoop social media pages below.