Members no longer need to reserve general admission tickets! Starting March 20, members can simply show their membership card for admission. General public guests are strongly encouraged to purchase advance tickets.
Join with Indigenous filmmakers as they travelin the footsteps of their ancestors while forging a path for the new generation.
Nimeshkanaminan (Our Path) (Directors Laura Fontaine and Yasmine Fontaine - Innu)
Two young Innu women take up the old portage trails of the past to revive the identity of their Nation: a tribute to the Elders, the territory and the Innu people. In French with English subtitles. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2022, 6 min.)
The Trails Before Us (Director Fritz Bitsoie - Diné)
This documentary follows Diné mountain biker Nigel James as he hosts the first Enduro race in the Navajo Nation. By revitalizing old livestock and wildlife trails on his grandparents’ land, Nigel and a new generation of riders honor their connections to their land, community, and culture. (A Pocket Pictures Production, 2022, 13 min.)
Following the films, please join us for a live Zoom discussion with filmmaker Fritz Bitsoie. Moderated by Mervyn Tano, president of IIIRM. Audience questions are encouraged!
Take your classes' breath away as they get to peer inside the respiratory system. Explore lung anatomy while observing a sheep lung dissection and participate in activities, then make observations to learn how the respiratory system works.
Blast off to new discoveries with this live program that merges space science and scientific illustration! Titan is Saturn's largest moon and one of the most fascinating places in our solar system. Students and teachers will learn how to capture their own Titan investigations using scientifically accurate illustrations, just as other great scientists have done throughout history.
Explore the physical, emotional and chemical changes to the human body during a sensitive, respectful, co-ed discussion led by a professional educator. Ask honest questions and get honest answers. This class is now only offered as a Distance Learning course.
Are your students hungry for new learning? Explore the cells and organs of our digestive system, a.k.a. your guts, from saliva to bile and rugae to villi. Learn how your guts work with other body systems to break down food to be used as building materials and to provide a raw energy source for all living cells in the body.
Science and art collide to bring the past to life! Your students will take a journey of discovery and creation as they use real fossil evidence to sculpt their very own dinosaurs. This fun class blends live virtual instruction from a Museum educator with mixed digital media, kinesthetic activities, and two-way interactivity. Students piece together clues that teach them about dinosaurs and show them how scientists and artists work together to understand the deep past. Sculpt-a-saurus introduces learners to scientific methodology as well as paleontology, fossilization, erosion, adaptation, and climate.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time. Created for grades 4-12, but all are welcome.
Would you, could you, help a toad? For the Denver Zoo, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes!” The Boreal Toad, native to the mountains of the American West, is endangered in both Colorado and Wyoming. In turn, we think it will be TOADALLY cool to see how Denver Zoo field conservation & animal care teams are collaborating with Colorado Parks & Wildlife to restore this important species within its high-elevation habitat. Students get to ask specialists questions directly as we discuss the conservation of this quiet, yet extremely valuable species, along with actions we can take to be good neighbors to wildlife. Hop to it and register today!
Thursday, May 11, 2023 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time. Created for grades 4-12, but all are welcome.
Have you ever wondered what bats say to one another? How listening to bird songs can tell us the health of an ecosystem? In this exciting visit to Bluff Lake Nature Center, a natural space tucked quietly in the bustle of Denver, we take a listen…but not using our ears. Scientists studying the fauna of this local lake use technology to not only listen in on Chiropteran conversations or Avian acapellas, but create visual representations of what animals are saying. Combining ecology and technology, this trip shows us just how wild the world may be in our very own backyard.
Interested in A Taste of Our Upcoming Summer Course? Learn why sequence matters! Join renowned science educator and author Patrick Brown for a fun and interactive preview workshop. Walk away with some new ideas after we walk through an example activity and take time to deconstruct the magic behind the method.
See practical evidence-based strategies for bringing conceptual coherence for learners to your lessons and labs. You do not need to register for the summer course in order to find this webinarhelpful.
Teachers! Grab your afternoon tea and log in for an end-of-the day boost, with tips and resources from the Museum Teacher Professional Development Team and an opportunity to share strategies with other teachers about remote and hybrid learning.
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