FREE - Scientists in Action: Imaging the Ancient World

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Have you ever looked at a fossil fragment or a bed of bones encased in rock and thought, “how do paleontologists know what they’re looking at?” It’s all about having the "right tools" to get the job done. In the Digital Research Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the “right tools” include microCT scanners and high-powered computers. These imaging tools create colorful, movable animations that let researchers look inside chunks of rock or examine minute details, revealing features and finds that could have gone undiscovered. Join lead technician Lindsay Dougan for a digital look behind the scenes of the Museum and at research on the cutting edge, and ask your questions of the experts.

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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, Blue Jeans, etc...)


Booking Information

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, 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.

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Program Details


1. This live program begins with a brief introduction to the topic and scientist being interviewed.
2. See scientist Lindsay Dougan share with students the cutting edge technology used at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to study the fossils of ancient creatures.
3. We conclude the program with time for students to ask Lindsay questions on camera (Zoom).


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

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.