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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

  • Virtual Voyage Through the Universe

    January 24 and 25, 2018

    Join space scientist Dr. Ka Chun Yu on a virtual adventure through space. Ask your questions about our universe and guide our voyage through the solar system and beyond.

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  • Swimming with Sharks

    February 13, 2018

    Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, a shark researcher at Ocean First Institute, will answer your questions and talk about her most recent research expedition in Bahamas where students have been using baited remote underwater videos to determine which shark species are present and laser devices to measure these amazing animals.

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  • 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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  • Scientists in Action: To Be Announced

    May 2018

    Scientists in Action: To Be Announced

    More Information Coming in late February!

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