Scientists in Action: Bringing Back Bison

Program Description

Did you know within ten minutes of metropolitan Denver there is a thriving wildlife refuge? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, land formerly used to create chemical weaponry, went from being declared one of Earth’s most polluted pieces of land in 1987 to today being an ecological oasis. One of the refuge’s proudest projects: bringing back a thriving herd of American bison and using their ecological superpowers to rewild the ecosystem. This unique opportunity catches scientists in action as we join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the field as they perform wellness checks on the bison for health and genetic diversity.


Date and Times

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.



Recommended for grades 4 – 12, but all are welcome.

Program Length

45 minutes


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


Equipment requirements

Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers.

Scientists in Action productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at

About Scientists in Action

Scientists in Action is a monthly broadcast series that connects learners everywhere with real scientists where they work, and is driven by audience Q&A. Each event is a live, two-way interactive webcast with multiple schools, organizations, homeschools, pods, and families participating. 

Registration opens soon!

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