FREE - Scientists in Action: The Anthropology of Death

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Join anthropologist Dr. Erin Baxter as she discusses the fascinating and often inspiring ways human cultures past and present celebrate their dead. From exploring Día de los Muertos to sky burials and accidental mummification to ash soup, students will hear about incredible human traditions and learn how scientists can study, but also respect and honor diverse death rites worldwide. Register today!

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The Scientists in Action series is sponsored by generous funders and depends on the generous time of working researchers. We share all thank you notes directly to our funders and related science talents - please address any/all 'thank you's to:

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205


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:

None/No minimum

Maximum participants:

None/No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Art, Culture, Industrial Technology, International, Professional Development, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM

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.

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Program Details


1. This live program begins with a brief introduction to the topic and scientist(s) being interviewed.
2. We join Dr. Erin Baxter to hear more about the different ways humans past and present have celebrated their deceased around the world, as well as learn more about how anthropologists today can respectfully study this amazing cultures!
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"