Office for University Outreach

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.

Highlights

  • Lafayette middle schoolers get a taste of college life

    Lafayette middle schoolers get a taste of college life Angevine Middle School students in science workshop at CU-Boulder
    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

    Monarch High School students win BoCo Youth Climate Challenge Monarch High School students win award for their climate project
    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

    Building parenting skills block by block CU-Boulder student Kathryn Flint, left, at the Children's Museum of Denver
    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

    Fossil kits bring CU-Boulder museum to classrooms across Colorado Jim Hakala Senior museum educator Jim Hakala, left, and anthropology curator Steve Lekson prepare a fossil kit to be delivered to a Colorado classroom

    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

    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...

Programs by Category

  • P-12

    P-12
    Programs and resources for P-12 teachers & students

  • On Campus

    On Campus
    Programs, services, and resources offered on the CU-Boulder campus

  • In Your Community

    In the Community
    Programs and resources that can be found online, across Colorado, and beyond.

  • Climate and Energy

    Climate and Energy
    Programs and resources featuring climate and energy issues and initiatives

What is Outreach and Engagement?
Outreach embodies collaborative projects and mutually beneficial partnerships among CU-Boulder and external groups that enrich both our academic and research missions and the communities we serve.
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