Scientists in Action

Connecting Students with Scientists (Grades 4- 12)

Want to take your students on an amazing field trip? Scientists in Action connects students directly with scientists during a live, interactive broadcast from field sites or research labs. During these free, 45 minute Q&A sessions, scientists demonstrate research techniques, share new discoveries, demystify the scientific process, and open a window into science careers.

SCIENTIST VIDEO ARCHIVE: Watch these videos about our featured scientists to learn more about their work and inspire questions from your students. View archived video content by clicking here


2017-2018 Schedule

  • Feathers for the Future

    March 7, 2018

    Join Dr. Garth Spellman, curator of ornithology, for a special behind-the-scenes trip to the Museum’s Zoology Prep Lab. Learn why we have so many birds and the fascinating ways they are prepared and preserved for study to help us better understand the past, present, and future of our changing natural world and save valuable information for future generations to explore.

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  • Eight-Legged Mysteries

    April 19, 2018

    Go behind the scenes with Dr. Paula Cushing, curator of invertebrate zoology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as she introduces you to arachnids, a class of eight-legged animals that includes spiders and scorpions. Dr. Cushing will share her discoveries about camel spiders, a mysterious group of spider-relatives studied only by a handful of scientists in the world.

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  • Scientists in Action: To Be Announced

    May 2018

    Scientists in Action: To Be Announced

    More Information Coming in late February!

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