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  1. Sue - Preparation & Mounting: Why make a cast of Sue?

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    We make a cast for several reasons. Someone else may want to study it. If someone comes to The Field Museum and wants to study Sue, the first thing we'll show them is a cast. And for a lot of…

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    • Fire + Floods: Nature Rebuilds

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      The return of fire and flooding brings the return of native plants.

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      • Sue - Preparation & Mounting: What is a cast?

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        A cast is basically a very accurate copy of the real bone. One of the things that we preparators had to do is make a copy of every single bone in the skeleton of Sue.

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        • Sue - Preparation & Mounting: How can I become a Preparator?

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          If you want to be a preparator, one thing you might do is practice using your hands.

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          • Sue - The Dinosaur Mount and Steel Framework

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            There are only a certain number of ways that you can actually, physically mount a specimen. And what you're in fact doing is replacing all of the soft tissue with steel. So what used to be muscles,…

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            • Sue - The Dinosaur Mount

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              Sue is such a remarkable specimen that we wanted to mount the original materials, but that meant we had a lot of considerations to take into account. The bones are very fragile, they're very…

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              • Sue - Fossil Preparation 2

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                It took 12 people 30,000 person-hours to do this project in several laboratories, both here at Field Museum and down at Disney World in Orlando. First we had to take the rock off with an impact tool,…

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                • Sue - Fossil Preparation

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                  The process of preparation is where we take the rock off of the fossil so that the fossil can be seen to be studied, and sometimes--like in the case of Sue--put on exhibit and seen by the public.

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                  • A Green Network

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                    When natural areas are connected, they become greater than the sum of their parts.

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                    • Bringing Back the Prairie

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                      Volunteers work year-round to remove invasive species and plant the seeds of native plants.

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                      • Rapid Inventory Program

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                        Protecting Andes-Amazon forests: 2 billion acres, 3 weeks at a time.

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                        • Happy New Year!

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                          Thank you for supporting The Field Museum this holiday season! It's been a great year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2012. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation http://ow.ly/8cvbz Music:…

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