scientists in action

Scientists in Action: Highlands Ranch Dinosaur

Program Description

This week the fossils of a horned dinosaur were unearthed at a construction site in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. A limb bone and several ribs from a horned dinosaur were the first fossils uncovered. Museum paleontologists are hard at work exploring this amazing discovery, and work will continue for the next several days to weeks at the secured construction site to determine the size of the bone bed. Join us live at the dig site with fossil preparator Natalie Toth as she answers student questions and gives us a peek at this fantastic find! Local classrooms are invited to ask questions live on camera and a Museum paleontology specialist will be available to answer questions from other schools in the chat during the broadcast.


Recommended 4-12th (all grades welcome)

Date and Times

Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. 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. The Museum will provide a free video conferencing application.

  • Review the Prepare For Your Day Checklist for more connection and testing information.
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