scientists in action

Scientists in Action: Protecting Pika

Program Description

Nearly two miles above sea level, forests of evergreen and aspen give way to open fields of boulders and snow. The small-but-mighty pika is perfectly adapted to the harsh winds and freezing temperatures of its alpine tundra habitat, but is facing an uncertain future as the climate changes. Join conservation biologists from the Front Range Pika Project as they share how and why biologists team up with the public to study pika and what these adorable and tough critters can tell us about our changing world. Your questions will be our compass on this expedition!



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

Date and Times

Thursday, September 26 at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.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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