Education and Public Outreach

Collections Manager Jim Holstein at the 1st French-American Science Festival, organized by the Consulate General of France in Chicago. The event was held at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and was eagerly attended by over 200 Chicagoland students from elementary through high school. The Field Museum and University of Chicago team explained with meteorites from the Collection of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, what researchers can learn by studying them and how to distinguish them from terrestrial rocks. Photographer: Francois Tissot.

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies is engaged in graduate and undergraduate student education in collaboration with the University of Chicago, and in professional development for educators, high school student education, family and public outreach in collaboration with the Field Museum's Department of Education.

We sometimes post images from public outreach event in our gallery section, such as for Members Night.

Meet some of our previous interns who were interviewed by the Scholarship Committee staff and were featured on our website.

Do you think you have found a meteorite but are not sure? Please see our checklist for meteorite identifications.