"Scientists in Action connects students with scientists while they are in their field site or research lab. There were five major extinction events in Earth’s history when a majority of critters perished, both on land and in the sea. The biggest one is the Permian-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction, when about 95 percent of the animals died. Evidence for this event is just starting to be uncovered, and Colorado has rocks that preserve the signature of this moment in time.
Join James Hagadorn, PhD, and his team of geologists as they use minerals, chemistry, fossils, and sedimentary structures—such as fossil ripples and ancient reefs—to learn what happened before, during, and after the P-T event. The answers are unknown, but the adventure has just begun. Live broadcast from the USGS Core Research Center, where miles of Earth’s cores are stored and protected.
Students are linked with scientists as they broadcast live from their field sites or Museum labs. Scientists share new discoveries, demonstrate field research techniques, and answer questions from students."
Program Format 45 minute session
Scientist gives an introduction of themselves and their unique location (10 minutes).
Scientist welcomes questions and discussion from students.
Scientist uses their unique location (field, lab, collections) to help make information relevant to students (35 minutes)
TIMES (Register by 3/9/15)