Scientists in Action: Cambrian Explosion and Life in an Ocean

Program Description

You think you know about time, but then there’s deep time. Human history is but a blink compared to the history of the life that came before us. Come along as we travel to Boise, Idaho and visit scientists studying the Cambrian time period – when life lived exclusively in the ocean and when what is now the Rocky Mountains would have been a tropical sea. No plane ticket or time machine needed for this journey; join us virtually to learn about geology, prehistoric Earth, and so much more!

Date and Times

Thursday, February 9, 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.




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. 


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