Did you know that every time you enjoy a meal of chicken, duck, or turkey, you are actually enjoying some delicious dinosaur? That’s right - every bird alive today, from ostrich to oriole, pigeon to penguin, are descendants of theropod dinosaurs like T.Rex and Velociraptor. But how did this change occur? What clues do scientists look for? Find out on this virtual behind-the-scenes trip with Museum paleontologists and ornithologists as they explore evolution with fossils, natural history collections, and more. Your questions will guide our exploration and will ensure that you never look at a chicken nugget the same way again!
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Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons
Career Education, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science
All times are Mountain Standard Time.
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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672
This is a free program so there is no cancellation fee.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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.
Virtual: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 birds3. 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.
All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.
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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.