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

  • 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: Countdown to Mars

    May 4, 2018

    Are you ready to “rock it” to Mars?! Get your backstage pass to the InSight spacecraft launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Join InSight engineers, Mars scientists, and rocket scientists live at the launch site in the days leading up to the launch to ask your questions about the InSight mission and launch, and share in the excitement of saying “bon voyage” to the next scientific explorer of Mars.  

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