FREE - Scientists in Action: Climate History, According to Ice

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Much like reading tree rings, scientists can read the past (and even predict the future!) using ice cores cut and transported from extreme places such as Antarctica and Greenland. So what is the ancient ice telling us? And how is this ice different from what we might pull out of a freezer? Join us as we go over 30 degrees below in this chilly visit to the National Science Foundation’s Ice Core Facility and get your questions ready for the experts who spend so much time in freezers. No hats or mittens needed in this sub-zero virtual field trip!

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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

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Maximum participants:

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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 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 and interactive polls relating to the topic and scientist being interviewed.
2. Scientist Richard Nunn tells us a bit about his work at the National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility and how other scientists use the ice cores and information to study climate and earth.
3. We conclude the program with time for students to ask our scientist 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.