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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.

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2017-2018 Schedule

  • Ancient Mummies, New Discoveries

    October 26, 2017

    Join Dr. Michele Koons, Curator of Archaeology, to ask questions and learn more about exciting new insights into two Egyptian mummies housed at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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  • Ultimate Fossil Fanatics

    November 7, 2017

    Paleontologists take you behind-the-scenes at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to share their discoveries and discuss how scientific study of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures inform our world today.

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  • InSight into Mars

    December 12, 2017

    Join us for this exciting, live webcast with engineers from Lockheed Martin and Mars scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to ask your questions about the InSight mission, and learn how it will help us answer the question of how Mars formed more than four billion years ago.

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  • Virtual Voyage Through the Universe

    January 24 and 25, 2018

    Join planetary 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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