FREE - Scientists in Action: Bygone Bugs & Prehistoric Flowers

by  Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Sixty-six million years ago, a mass extinction event killed off 75% of all life on Earth, including the non-avian dinosaurs. But what about bugs or plants? Join us to study flora and fauna hidden within the rocks of a dig site and learn what secrets they hold! Sign up today for this un-bee-lievable virtual field trip!

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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

Career Education, Professional Development, Sciences, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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05/09/2024 03:00 AM - 03:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/09/2024)
05/09/2024 04:00 AM - 04:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/09/2024)
05/09/2024 05:00 AM - 05:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/09/2024)
05/09/2024 07:00 AM - 07:45 AM (Registration Deadline: 05/09/2024)

All sessions in Mountain Time.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

This is a free event, so there is no charge for a cancellation.

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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.

Virtual Experiences

Program Details


1. This live program begins with a brief introduction to the topic and scientist(s) being interviewed.
2. Join paleobotanist Dr. Gussie Maccracken to hear more about the fossilized insects and plants found at the Corral Bluffs dig site
3. We conclude the program with time for students to ask questions on camera or in an open chat format (Zoom webinar)


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 (paleontology and fossil preparation)
-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"

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All DMNS programming aligns with NGSS standards.

Specific areas of science in Scientists in Action broadcasts vary; individual standards differ between programs.