scientists in action

Scientists in Action: Deep Time Detectives

Program Description

Would you believe that long ago, your state might have been home to an ocean, a rain forest, or volcanoes? Did you know you can find ocean fossils on top of mountain peaks? It’s true! Earth has undergone many dramatic transformations in the last 4.5 billion years, and it’s up to geologists like Dr. James Hagadorn to unearth our planet’s mysterious past. Dr. Hagadorn, curator of geology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, works as a deep time detective, examining rocks, fossils, meteorites, and more to tell us about the past, present, and future of our planet. What secrets are locked away in ordinary stone? All good detectives rely on keen questions, and yours will drive this live look behind the scenes of the Museum and back in time!


Recommended for Grades 4-12, but all Grades welcome.

Date and Times

Thursday, December 19 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.

Program Length

45 minutes


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

Equipment requirements

Desktop Software - computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. Museum will provide software application.

Please plan to test two weeks in advance of your scheduled program.

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