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.
Lafayette middle schoolers get a taste of college life
April 28, 2016
Alex Klein, 11, stirred glue, borax and water together in a bowl as his classmates watched, mesmerized by the science experiment unfolding in front of them.
“It’s a beautiful masterpiece,” Alex declared, using a wooden spoon to stretch the goopy, blue mixture.
Alex was one of nearly 500 sixth- and seventh-graders from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette touring campus and participating in programs presented by more...
Monarch High School students win BoCo Youth Climate Challenge
April 27, 2016
Four high school students from Monarch High School have won the BoCo Youth Climate Challenge for a project that aims to help local businesses use clean energy.
Students Mariah Wagner, Erika Shapiro, Alexis Weismann and Simone Fohrman hope to create a website featuring local businesses that use solar, wind or other forms of energy that don’t emit carbon dioxide. The online platform would also share information about clean ... more...
Building parenting skills block by block
April 22, 2016
Elliot Davis, 3, turned over a multi-colored cube in her hands and stared, trying to figure out how to match the cube with the colors on the picture card. She wasn’t certain what to do next.
“This is difficult, but I will give you a hint,” said Kathryn Flint, a University of Colorado Boulder psychology and neuroscience student. Flint was running a Living Lab exhibit at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico ... more...
Fossil kits bring CU-Boulder museum to classrooms across Colorado
Jim Hakala hit the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite.
This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.
Hakala, senior educator at the ... more...
All-female Shakespeare play teaches students about violence prevention
April 14, 2016
Could the powerful words of William Shakespeare end violence in schools?
Since 2011, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) and CU-Boulder's Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CPSV) have worked together to present annual school tours, where festival actors perform a truncated Shakespeare play and lead workshops to discuss bullying, violence and unhealthy relationships in the Bard’s writing. The program ... more...
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