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How do We Reconstruct an Ancient Ecosystem?

Watch Mary Parrish, scientific illustrator at the Nationsal Museum of Natural History, talk about her process for reconstructing of an ecosystem from over sixty million years ago into an exhibit mural.

What Do Fossils Teach Us?

Learn why studying fossils is so important. What do they reveal about the impacts of past changes to the earth and how do they help us understand the future?

What Motivates Us to Conduct Field Work?

Smithsonian's paleontologists describe their field work and why they love it.

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