Cristóbal Martínez and Raven Chacon salvage rusted steel at the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin. | Photo: Bryan Conley

Photo: Pam Curtin

Big Picture

Summer campers explore the natural world and conservation science at Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental research center in the Laurel Highlands, about 55 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Face Time

Nia Arrington

Nia Arrington

Nia Arrington has never been one to stay silent in the face of injustice. In the fourth grade, she learned about the devastating earthquake ravaging an already suffering Haiti and organized a coin drive that raised nearly $1,000. In her junior year at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA), she led a walkout over the nomination of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s education secretary, and this past school year she helped organize a local youth-led march against gun violence as part of the Never Again movement.

Photo Joshua Franzos

Inside the Museums

Study skins of butterfly bats (Glauconycteris variegata) from Carnegie Museum of Natural History's research collection.