Yesterday, Global Kids and the Field Museum brought together a group of teens from New York and Chicago for the second of the "I Dig Tanzania" summer camp. Over the course of the next two days, we’ll have them meeting with some of the researchers who were in Tanzania in the flesh, exploring the Field Museum, doing presentations to the public about what the have learned, and getting more information about paleontology, evolution, biology, Tanzanian music and culture, and science in general.
But to start out, we wanted them to just hang out and have a group bonding experience. What better way to do that in Chicago then seeing a Cubs game at Wrigley Field?
With the very helpful intervention of a friend, we got amazing seats behind homeplate, just twenty-some rows back. Being there amidst 41,000 Chicagoans rooting for their team was an amazing experience. And even for a non-baseball person like me, the game was quite thrilling.
Our kids and the Field Museum kids got a big kick out of being there, and seemed to already start to connect with each other over the course of the game and afterwards. What a great way to start this Chicago trip!
The short video shows the Cubs fans singing their traditional fight song in the 8th inning. Sweet!