The University of Colorado Boulder offers an array of outreach and engagement programs, initiatives, and resources. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about these activities.
Outside the Box: Kits Bring the Museum to the ClassroomKnown for its expansive collections, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is also building an impressive array of educational classroom kits. The fossils and new archaeology kits provide portable, state standards-based curriculum and real or reproduction artifacts and fossils offering hands-on learning experiences for 4th grade classes across Colorado.Anyone who has walked ... more...
High Schoolers Learn Dance in Context of Celebration
In October, 170 high school students arrived at the Charlotte York Irey Theatre on the CU-Boulder campus, dance shoes in hand, for the largest High School Dance Day yet. The annual outreach event is designed to give high schoolers a taste of college, specifically of a college dance program.
“High School Dance Day is a way to bring high school students to campus to show them the quality of teaching and instruction we have here,” said Nii Armah Sowah, ... more...
Take the Volunteer Resource Centerís Fifty for 50 Service Challenge
The Volunteer Resource Center is celebrating 50 years of engagement and action on the CU-Boulder campus. Over the past 50 years, the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) has worked to create a culture of service and engagement within CU-Boulder and outside communities, and to connect students, staff and faculty to the larger issues that impact the communities they live in.
The VRC held a 50th anniversary celebration on Nov. 12 to kickoff for the VRC's Fifty for 50 Service Challenge. ... more...
Safety First: Expanding the Safe Communities Safe Schools Program
According to Beverly Kingston, the nation has the knowledge it needs to prevent youth violence, but "we have yet to put everything we know into action." A recent $6.2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will help 32 Front Range middle schools do just that, said Kingston, director of the CU-Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence in the CU-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science and the grant’s principal investigator.
“Schools and ... more...
Fresh Perspectives: Growing Up Boulder Involves Youth in City Planning
Third graders have a lot to say about where they live, where they are from, and ways their communities could improve. Through the program Growing Up Boulder, faculty and students from University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design, teachers, and city leaders are all ears.
Established in 2009, Growing Up Boulder is a child- and youth-friendly city initiative that provides meaningful opportunities for youth participation in urban planning and design. The ... more...
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