Denver Museum of Nature and Science – Scientists In Action

By Ocean First Institute 27/02/2019

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SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

Scientists in Action Virtual Field Trips at Denver Museum of Nature and Science

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Watching the movie Jaws may have left Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza feeling less than cuddly toward sharks as a young girl, but reading and learning about sharks gradually eased her fears and marked the beginning of a lifelong journey of shark research and conservation. Now with the help of middle school and high school students, Dr. McComb-Kobza swims with sharks to investigate their populations around the world. Studying sharks in the wild allows scientists at Ocean First Institute to better understand the regional decline of sharks, and including students in this research shows them sharks may not be as scary as they think. Join Dr. McComb-Kobza to ask questions and learn about her most recent research expedition in Belize where students have been using baited remote underwater videos to determine which shark species are present and laser devices to measure these amazing animals.

Grades

Recommended 4-12th (all grades welcome)

Date and Times

Thursday, April 18 at:

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

 All times are Mountain Time.

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Program Length

45 minutes

Cost

Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time. 

Equipment requirements

  • Desktop Software - computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers. The Museum will provide a free video conferencing application.
  • Review the Prepare For Your Day Checklist for more connection and testing information.