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Interactive video lesson plan for: Carl Akeley's Striped Hyenas

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In 1896, taxidermist Carl Akeley ventured to Somalia on a research expedition with Field Museum scientists, and procured a quartet of striped hyenas (among many other things). For more than six decades, these taxidermied mounts sat in an unfinished diorama case - and we wanted to do something about it! Fast forward to last year, when we launched our Indiegogo campaign, "Project Hyena Diorama." Today, thanks to more than 1,500 donors, 50+ staff, viewers of The Brain Scoop, and many many more supporters who shared and promoted Project Hyena Diorama, the Field Museum is celebrating the opening of its first full-scale habitat diorama in more than six decades.

We COULD NOT have done this without your help! This was such a huge undertaking, and it was all made possible by passionate learners and curious folks from all over the world. Thank you!

Thanks to Dr. Larry Heaney for taking the time for this interview!

To check out the campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-hyena-diorama

See more updates on tumblr:
http://thebrainscoop.tumblr.com/search/project+hyena+diorama

Check out more photos of the diorama on The Field Museum's Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153029209632273.1073741850.22202087272&type=3

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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie

Producer, Editor, Camera, Graphics:
Brandon Brungard

Exhibits team:
Gorge Alejandre, Alvaro Amat, Gretchen Baker, Alex Berez, Daniel Breems, Jean Cattell, George Chavez, Sarah Crawford, Aaron Delehanty, Ben Dimock, Jason Gagovski, Marie Georg, Hector Gonzalez, Jaap Hoogstraten, Danilo Kajevic, Matt Matcuk, Chris McGarrity, Susan Neill, Mike Paha, Shelley Paine, Taylor Peterson, Susan Phillips, William Test, Kate Ulschmid, Emily Ward, Si Watson, Emily Woodworth, and Christina Yang.

Research, conservation, and science team:
Paul Brunsvold, William Burger, Armand Esai, Lisa Goldberg, Ron Harvey, Larry Heaney, Crystal Maier, Alan Resetar, Christine Giannoni, Bill Stanley.

Communications, fundraising, legal and publicity:
Rachel Dunbar, Emily Waldren, Sarah Ebel, Anni Glissman, Brad Dunn, Charles Katzenmeyer, Dawn Martin, Debby Moskovitz, Erin King, Graham Troyer-Joy, Kate Golembiewski, Lori Breslauer, Lucille Carver, Ray DeThorne, Tom McNamara

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This episode is supported by and filmed on location at:
The Field Museum in Chicago, IL
(http://www.fieldmuseum.org)
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