Earth Sciences: Outreach

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Paleontologist excavating fossils in Colorado's Dry Mesa Quarry

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  • Location-based Outreach Programs


Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS)


The Earth Sciences Department strives to effectively engage the general public and media. Efforts include citizen science, popular talks, tours, and articles, science documentaries, and the Paleontology Certification Program. In the last year, the Earth Science Department volunteers have logged approximately 35,000 hours, and staff has given more than 100 popular talks and tours. There have been more than 500 national and international news articles on Department-related research and there have been numerous national broadcasts by curators. Geoscience collections; two permanent Earth science exhibits (Prehistoric Journey and Coors Mineral Hall); extensive community outreach and events; Location: Denver, CO

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