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Stay Curious, Utah! 2021-2022

Join us on a journey this school year to satisfy your students’ curiosity about Utah’s natural history and the natural world.

Throughout the year, join an NHMU educator and a Museum Scientist to explore a different topic.Bring the wonder of NHMU directly into the classroom through these online webinars! Each Q&A webinar includes:

  • Brief intro into the theme or topic
  • Time for student submitted questions
  • A short storytime for the K-2nd webinar

Thanks for exploring with us and stay curious, Utah!

Have questions for us? Please reach out if you want to know more about the program or the Museum.

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Carrie Levitt Bussian in collections


Q&A with Paleontologist Carrie Levitt-Bussian

September 16, 2021

Ceratopsians are a diverse and beloved dinosaur group, and many roamed through the area we now call Utah! Join Carrie Levitt-Bussian, NHMU Paleontology Collections Manager, for a Q&A for 3rd-6th and 6th-12th graders. We will also have a dinosaur themed story time for our younger learners with an NHMU Educator.


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Lisbeth Louderback in the field


Q&A with Anthropologist Dr. Lisbeth Louderback and Utah Diné BikéyahTraditional Foods Program Director Cynthia Wilson

December 8, 2021

The Four Corners Potato is a small but mighty tuber found in the Four Corners Region of Utah. Join Anthropologist Dr. Lisbeth Louderback and Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Food Program Director Cynthia Wilson to learn about NHMU's research, the importance of the the Four Corners Potato to indigenous communities, and the indigenous food sovereignty movement.


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Bryn Dentinger in a lab


Q&A with Mycologist Dr. Bryn Dentinger

February 10, 2022

Dig in to the world of mushrooms with NHMU Mycology Curator, Dr.Bryn Dentinger. What makes mushrooms and other fungi special? What can fungi tell us about the environment? Learn about these topics and more through a discussion led by an NHMU educator and a Q&A with student submitted questions.


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Katrina Derieg holding a rodent.


Q&A with Mammalogist Katrina Derieg

May 11, 2022

Join NHMU Vertebrate Biology Collections Manager, Katrina Derieg, to learn about why maintaining a collection is important for researchers around the world and explore questions such as What can animals teach us about the past and present? and Why are squirrel populations here in Utah important to study?


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