Families and Educators Together: A Partnership with Boulder Valley School District
Families and Educators Together (FET) teams at six schools in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) are advancing a community-based model of defining and making progress toward school goals. Made up of family members, community liaisons, community organization representatives, teachers, principals, and other school leaders, FET teams are focused on developing partnerships with families, with a particular emphasis on families that traditionally have been marginalized in school community participation...
Fine Print Foils
In Fine Print is a 15-20 minute educational video project that provides consumers with tips for surviving scams and financial pitfalls. The user-friendly format of the short film gives the ability to engage consumers who may be unaware of the dangers that we all face in our daily purchases. The program hopes to serve the Boulder County Housing Authority, Human Services, and the greater community.
Fire Adapted Bailey: Launching an Evidence-Based Approach
As our nation grapples with increasingly devastating wildfires, national wildfire policy asserts the importance of local data in wildfire decision-making. According to the National Cohesive Strategy “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to reducing wildfire risk. Solutions must be tailored to landscapes and communities.” The work of this project is part of a larger project that uses a rigorous tool set and strong partnerships to understand the contexts and needs of individual communities and to apply this knowledge to improve programs and change local conversations...
Fossils in the Classroom
The Fossils in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits that include fossils and casts as well as classroom lessons that directly address the Colorado Department of Education's state Colorado Academic Standard on the study of fossils (Life Science 2.2). This project connects the scientific work of CU-Boulder paleontologists with teachers and students in communities throughout Colorado...
Fossils: Clues to the Past Hands-on Workshop
Fossils: Clues to the Past Workshop (recommended for 3nd - 5th grades)
Discover different types of fossils and investigate how plants and animals become fossilized. Students use paleontology tools to excavate their own fossil to take home.
Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
Fossils: Evidence of Past Life Guided Program
Fossils: Evidence of Past Life (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about past life? Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time in this hands-on, station-based guided program.
Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
Foundations for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability (FLOWS)
The Foundation for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability, FLOWS, provides free water and energy upgrades to low-income Boulder residents. During the visits, FLOWS technicians provide sustainability information and advise residents in making sustainable, equitable shifts in their daily habits. Energy and water saving devices such as LED light bulbs, faucet aerators, and low-flow showerheads are provided and installed free of charge to residents (modeled after the ECO-Visits program)...
Freudenthal Institute US
The mission of FI-US is to establish a comprehensive network of collaborating researchers, teachers and developers. The activities of FI-US focus on:
* Developing curricula at several levels of detail, from teaching, learning and assessment trajectories to classroom materials for students, teachers and parents.
* Building leadership capacity in school districts through professional communities...
Friday Night Stargazing at Sommers-Bausch Observatory
Free public open houses are held at Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the year when CU Boulder classes are in session. Open houses begin at 8:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and 9:00 p.m. during the summer. Open House nights are free.
In addition to SBO's pier-mounted 20-inch Planewave telescopes, the program also has tripod-mounted binoculars and the world's largest starwheel for identifying bright stars and constellations...
Front Range Pika Project
The general public is invited to take part in a citizen-science program focused on the American pika, a small relative of rabbits that inhabits the Rockies and other rocky places throughout the western US. Volunteers are trained and coordinated through the Front Range Pika Project's citizen science program (a partnership of Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild)...