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Scientists in Action: Ancient Mummies, New Discoveries [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. 

Mummies draped in unwinding linens and rising from their tombs are staples of Halloween lore and decor, but Dr. Michele Koons knows that mummies aren’t frightening—they’re fascinating! As the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Dr. Koons uses modern technology to study ancient places and peoples and unravel mysteries of the past. What can mummies (and more) tell us about human history? What new discoveries will archaeologists make as technology advances? Find out during this live virtual field trip through time behind the scenes at the Museum. 

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00
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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


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:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Career Education, Sciences, Writing, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

All times are Mountain Time.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.

Taliah Farnsworth

Program Details


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.


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