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Science Chat Specials

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Science Chat Specials for the 2019-2020 School Year

Grades K-12, General Public, Life-Long Learners, Libraries
30 minutes long (choose your session)

These specials are free for Nebraska residents thanks to a generous donation from the Rogers Foundation.

February 13, 2020

Shane Tucker - Paleontologist, University of Nebraska State Museum

Some folks liberate highways of their trash. Paleontologist, Shane Tucker, rescues fossils.  As Nebraska’s Highway Paleontologist, Shane collects fossils uncovered during highway road construction. He has collected thousands of fossils including remains from a mosasaur, long-necked plesiosaur, giant tortoises, bone-crushing dogs, and sling-shot horned deer.  As a working Nebraska paleontologist, he has a unique perspective on what lies under your feet.  Come hear from a real fossil superhero!

This Science Chat Special will be held in Museum collection room with fossils from Ashfall Fossil Beds.


In Nebraska: Free
Outside of Nebraska: $35
CILC Member: $35 | CILC Premier Member: $35

Program Duration

30 minutes

Science Chat Specials Information

We have four special Science Chat days for the 2019-2020 school year. Each scientist will share their personal path to science, what they do in their scientific field, and answer as many questions as we can get in within 30 minutes.

Each scientist is scheduled to chat at four designated time slots (central time): 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.

When you register please choose the times that you wish to join. There will be multiple classrooms signed up for each chat. Each classroom will be given time for as many audio and/or written (chat line) questions we can fit in to the 30 minutes.

We will connect via Zoom.
Our registration form will be published 2-3 weeks prior to each scheduled Science Chat.