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Join Us on the Mall

The Field Book Project team will be on the National Mall as part of the Smithsonian Council of Scholars (SCOS) Research Tent at the Folklife Festival. We'll be talking about the project and sharing images of field book.  Participate in our quiz for a chance to win your very own pocksized field notebook (limited supply).  Monday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hope to see you there!

The Field Book Project and YES!

Tuesday, June 26th, the Field Book Project welcomed 25 students from the Smithsonian YES! (Youth Engagement through Science) summer program into the National Museum of Natural History Main Library stacks to view field books from the Department of Botany. Students explored nine original field books created between 1897 and 1946, each field book highlighting different aspects of note taking. During their internships, YES students will create their own field notes while working with Smithsonian scientists.


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