FREE - Scientists in Action: Visualizing Animal Acoustics

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Have you ever wondered what bats say to one another? How listening to bird songs can tell us the health of an ecosystem? In this exciting visit to Bluff Lake Nature Center, a natural space tucked quietly in the bustle of Denver, we take a listen…but not using our ears. Scientists studying the fauna of this local lake use technology to not only listen in on Chiropteran conversations or Avian acapellas, but create visual representations of what animals are saying. Combining ecology and technology, this trip shows us just how wild the world may be in our very own backyard.

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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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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), STEM

Program Delivery Mode

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

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05/11/2023 03:00 AM - 03:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/11/2023)
05/11/2023 04:00 AM - 04:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/11/2023)
05/11/2023 05:00 AM - 05:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/11/2023)
05/11/2023 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/11/2023)

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 Erickson Smith tells us a bit about his work with Bluff Lake Nature Center and how he uses technology to study the animals and plants that live there.
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.