Oct. 19, 2019

Life – Pushing the Limits @ DMNS – How humans and animals push the extremes to achieve phenomenal feats.

Sat, Oct 19 Full Day   [7:00 am – 5:00 pm] 0.5 sem hrs / 7.5 contact hours

Presenters: Tim Blesse, Teacher Programs Coordinator, DMNS and other DMNS staff

Description:             In this 4-component workshop about how life pushes the limits, participants (YOU !) will: 

(1) learn about how the human brain works to get into a “flow state” condition which drives us to push the limits of extremes and maximize performance.

(2) take an action-packed ride (virtual) through the world of extreme sports! YOU will be put to the test as you jump, fly, dive, climb, and explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Physical, multimedia, and creative challenges place YOU inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and their passions, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. 

(3) be presented with inspiring stories as YOU (virtually) journey around the globe to follow remarkable dogs that save lives and share a powerful bond with their human partners.

(4) participate in a phenomena-based field trip in which YOU are presented with a real-life phenomena and must gather and utilize evidence in order to make a claim based on scientific reasoning.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 7:15 Bus departs Discovery Canyon Campus
  • 7:15- 8:30 Travel by bus to Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 8:30- 9:45 How “Flow State” in the brain affects performance- Presentation by Tim Blese (DMNS)
  • 9:30- 11:00 Exhibit (interactive): Extreme Sports- Beyond Human Limits
  • 11:15- 12:30 IMAX- Superpower Dogs
  • 12:30-1:15     Lunch and self-guided exploration of exhibits
  • 1:15- 3:30 Phenomena-based field-trips (choice of 1):
    • Prehistoric Journey
    • Exhibition Health
    • Wildlife Populations
  • 3:30- 5:00 Bus returns to Colorado Springs. Participants complete a debrief activity