FREE - Scientists in Action: Bringing Back Bison

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Did you know within ten minutes of metropolitan Denver there is a thriving wildlife refuge? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, land formerly used to create chemical weaponry, went from being declared one of Earth’s most polluted pieces of land in 1987 to today being an ecological oasis. One of the refuge’s proudest projects: bringing back a thriving herd of American bison and using their ecological superpowers to rewild the ecosystem. This unique opportunity catches scientists in action as we join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the field as they perform wellness checks on the bison for health and genetic diversity.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Culture, Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)


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10/25/2022 03:00 AM - 03:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 10/25/2022)
10/25/2022 04:00 AM - 04:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 10/25/2022)
10/25/2022 05:00 AM - 05:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 10/25/2022)
10/25/2022 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 10/25/2022)

All times are Mountain Standard Time.

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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.

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Program Details


1. This live program begins with a brief introduction to the topic and scientist(s) being interviewed.
2. We follow along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as they conduct wellness exams in real time on the refuge's heard of bison and learn more about the ecology of the local area
3. We conclude the program with time for students to ask questions on camera (Zoom)


Learn about careers in the science world, ask questions and connect with real scientists, and see how technology influences modern day research.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.