Healthy, Unique You


Grades 4 - 8


Thursday, November 13, 2014
Mountain Time

Hardware  H323 video conference codec equipment
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
1 p.m.

Desktop Software
11 a.m.


45 minutes


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time.


Equipment requirements; please choose one option:

  • Desktop Software - computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. Museum will provide software application.
  • Hardware - H323 video conference codec equipment
  • Please plan to test two weeks in advance of your scheduled program

Nicole Garneau, PhD, curator of human health at the Museum is a geneticist interested in the way a person's DNA affects their ability to taste, and therefore their food choices and diet. The data from her research will improve our understanding of how evolution has helped us adapt as a species in order to survive, and also explain the effects of taste evolution on modern day humans. Join Dr. Garneau for an inside look at your sense of taste, the mystery of genetic traits, and the science behind food choice from the Genetics of Taste Lab at the Museum.

Click here to get to know the scientist. Please watch this video before your program.

Can't view the embedded video?

Click here to download it. Once it has downloaded in a new window, simply right click on the video and hit "save as" to save it.


FILL OUT THE DISTANCE LEARNING REQUEST FORM ONLINE TODAY or call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Reservations are required at least 14 days in advance.


  • Q

    What are the technical requirements?

  • A

    Videoconferencing codec equipment is required for the Museum's videoconferencing programs. We connect directly via IP (H.323).

  • Q

    When do we test our virtual connection?

  • A

    The system must be tested two weeks in advance.

  • Q

    How can I prepare my students for this experience?

  • A

    After watching the video, have your students write down their questions for the Scientists. Question Guidelines (PDF | 93KB)

  • Q

    What to do the day of your program?

  • A

    Please be connected 15 minutes prior to start time for audio-video check. Please begin the broadcast with your equipment muted. Classroom teacher MUST be present in the room at ALL times during the broadcast.


NHES 1,2,3,5,7
Science 3-5
Literacy 1,4,5

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