Scientists in Action: Imaging the Ancient World

Program Description

Have you ever looked at a fossil fragment or a bed of bones encased in rock and thought, “how do paleontologists know what they’re looking at?” It’s all about having the right tools to get the job done. In the Digital Research Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the “right tools” include microCT scanners and high-powered computers. These imaging tools create colorful, movable animations that let researchers look inside chunks of rock or examine minute details, revealing features and finds that could have gone undiscovered. Join lead technician Lindsay Dougan for a digital look behind the scenes of the Museum and at research on the cutting edge, and ask your questions of the experts.


Date and Times

Thursday, December 8, 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

Scientists in Action is available to groups doing in-person and remote learning. Each participant or group will need a computer or device connected to the internet. Groups doing in-person learning may request an on-camera panelist spot, which will require a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. 

Scientists in Action events are presented via 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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