FREE - Scientists in Action: T. rex to Turkey

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Did you know that every bird alive today is a descendant of theropod dinosaurs like T.rex and Velociraptor? But how do scientists know? Join this virtual behind-the-scenes trip with the Museum to explore evolution with fossils, natural history collections,and more. Your questions will guide our exploration and you'll never look at a chicken nugget the same way again!

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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, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

All times are Mountain Standard Time.

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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 waitlist for classrooms wanting to be an interactive (on camera) 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, planet Earth, and the universe.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science sparks curiosity and inspires minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures. As a community of critical thinkers, the Museum serves as a catalyst for visitors to understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.

Virtual Experiences

Program Details


1. This live program begins with a brief introduction to the topic and scientist(s) being interviewed.
2. We follow along as paleontologist Tyler Lyson & ornithologist Garth Spellman show n' tell from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's collections and discuss how prehistoric dinosaurs became today's birds.
3. We conclude the program with time for students to ask questions on camera or via open chat (Zoom webinar format).


Participants will:
-Learn more about careers in the STEM/science world
-Ask questions and engage with current scientists in real-time
-Explore a new science content area (astronomy/space science)
-Be empowered to see how STEM relates to their own lives; practice thinking critically about the Nature of Science (NOS)
-See a broader representation for who can be a scientist (anyone and everyone!), dispelling inaccurate stereotypes about what a scientist "looks like"

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.

Specific areas of science in Scientists in Action broadcasts vary; individual standards differ between programs.