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Scientists in Action: Protecting Pika [FREE]

from Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Scientists in Action connects students with scientists while they are in their field site or research lab. 


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!

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About This Program

Cost

Multipoint: $0.00
Multipoint Premium: $0.00

FREE!


Please include the following school info in the notes section:
School name, Federal Free & Reduced Lunch %, county and school district. Thank you.

The Scientists in Action series is sponsored by generous funders. We send all thank you notes directly to our funders - please address them to Taliah Farnsworth at DMNS, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

None. For optimum interactivity, we suggest no less than 10 students.

Maximum participants:

None.


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Writing, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Leadership


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Zoom



Booking Information

Date/Time
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09/26/2019 03:00 AM - 03:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 09/25/2019)
09/26/2019 04:00 AM - 04:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 09/25/2019)
09/26/2019 05:00 AM - 05:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 09/25/2019)

All times are Mountain Time.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

This is a free event, so there is no charge for a cancellation. However, there is typically a wait list for schools wanting to be an interactive participant. Please be considerate and let us know asap if your plans change and you are not able to participate. Thank you.

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver, CO
United States

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education.

A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures.

To create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.

Contact:
Katie Wolfson
Katie.Wolfson@DMNS.org
3033706404

Program Details

Format

45 minute session
Scientist gives an introduction of themselves and their unique location (10 minutes).
Scientist welcomes questions and discussion from students (15 minutes).
Scientist introduces additional content (5 min)
Scientist welcomes questions and discussion from students (15 minutes).
Scientist uses their unique location (field, lab, collections) to help make information relevant to students.

Objectives

Connect students directly with scientists and active research.
Give students a window into science careers, and see the connection to STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) careers
Empower students to envision themselves as scientists, find science relevant to their lives, and practice thinking critically about the nature of Science (NOS).
Dispel inaccurate stereotypes and address misconceptions surrounding scientists and science careers.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.