Impacts of Oil and Gas for Colorado Residents
The rapid spread of oil and gas drilling in Colorado has led to concerns about public health and conflicts between oil and gas operators, state regulators, municipalities, and residents. Our ability to effectively regulate oil and gas development has been hampered by a lack of knowledge of the risks and benefits and difficulty in accounting for these trade- offs and their effects on citizens at different scales...
In-Service Day Museum Workshops for Children
The CU Museum of Natural History offers workshops for children in grades K-5 to:
-engage in fun, hands-on, and stimulating science activities
-enjoy expeditions through museum exhibits and collections
-touch and explore real museum objects
-participate in entertaining activities and games
-make creative take home projects
Workshops offered Spring Semester 2016 include:
February 12: Boulder backyard archaeology
April 15: A world of butterflies
Please visit the Museum Event calendar for full descriptions:
Indigenous Connections at Rocky Mountain National Park
The Center of the American West (CAW), the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), and representatives from the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado, the Ute Indian Tribe of Uintah and Ouray in Utah, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Colorado, are carrying out a project that seeks to improve the educational and interpretive programs at Rocky Mountain National Park in ways that are more inclusive of tribal nations...
The "Inquiry Hub" is a research-practice partnership brings together educational researchers, computer scientists, school district leaders, teachers, and students from Denver Public Schools, curriculum developers, interactive resource providers, and multiple publishers of STEM curricula to undertake a systemic approach to learner-centered teaching that promotes adaptability and responsiveness to the differing needs of diverse learners...
Insect Explorers Guided Program
Explore the structure and life cycle of insects, focusing on butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, and bees. This program is part guided exploration of exhibits and part station-based, hands-on workshop.
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...
Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project
The Intermountain Oil and Gas Best Management Practices Project database and website were created as a project of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment at the University of Colorado Law School. The Project is maintained through grants and in conjunction with the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and the School of Public Health...
International English Center Volunteering Course
In their bi-annual Volunteering Elective Course, International English Center’s instructors use service learning as a foundation to help international students improve their English skills, interact with community partners, and critically reflect on their experiences. The students, mostly from the Middle East, Asia and South America, volunteer with programs on campus such as Better Boulder Day of Service and the Green Stampede and non-profit organizations throughout Boulder county including local elementary schools, retirement communities, and food banks...
Interpretive nature walks at the Mountain Research Station
Located at 2900 m (9500 feet) in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, the Mountain Research Station (MRS) is an interdisciplinary facility of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research providing research and educational opportunities for scientists, students, and the public. Our mission is to facilitate research and education to better understand the unique patterns and processes of biotic and physical systems in mountains, and how environmental changes may influence these patterns and processes...
Intervention for Culturally-Linguistically Diverse Children with Developmental Disorders
This project is designed to address the needs of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and early childhood educators who provide early intervention for young children from culturally-linguistically diverse (CLD) families. Early intervention from birth to 3 is critical for school readiness. This project is an extension of our ongoing project, “Working with CLD Children with Communication Disorders,” in which we have addressed the cultural-language barriers in working with CLD children and their families...
Investigating Continuity between Mathematics Participation and African-American Identity: Opportunities to Support Mathematics Practices in the Home
This project was developed to address the need to increase participation of African-American students into STEM professions, and to improve African-American mathematics achievement and interest. The focus of this project is on the role of parents in supporting children’s mathematics learning, and as a resource in identifying supports and needs within communities related to mathematics learning...
INVST is a CU Boulder academic program that focuses on social and environmental justice. In a reciprocal partnership that allows CU undergraduates to learn first-hand about environmental and social problems, as well as meet the needs of community organizations, we send INVST students to Arizona each year to learn and serve with our partners at the Black Mesa Water Coalition...