Immigrant Moms' Activism For Community Participation
During the 2017-2018 school year, a school district leadership (the district) in North East Denver have decided to phase out bilingual programming in favor of a K-3 transitional English program. Parents are unhappy about the decision and have publicly asked the school board to continue bilingual education through 5th grade. However, parents' voices are being ignored...
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...
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...
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...
INVST Collaboration with the Black Mesa Water Coalition
The Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), based in Piñon, Arizona (part of the Navajo Nation), would like to deepen its partnership with INVST by working to turn BMWC’s women’s wool buying project into a worker-owned cooperative business. BMWC has invited INVST to research ways to start worker-owned cooperatives, and then present that information to them...
INVST Community Studies Electives
INVST Community Studies Electives foster community engagement, civic responsibility and leadership potential in CU undergraduates. The courses we offer include "Facilitating Peaceful Community Change," "Responding to Public Problems," "Teaching Social Justice," and "Nonviolent Social Movements." Many Community Studies Electives satisfy major and minor requirements; some fulfill core requirements; and all INVST instructors are dedicated to creating a sense of community in the classroom...
The INVST Program combines academics with activism, for CU undergraduates who are interested in social and environmental justice. INVST is a life-altering educational experience that exposes students to what is, and cultivates them as leaders to work for what could be. Each year, INVST accepts applications in November and February. INVST admits a small group of University of Colorado at Boulder students who are committed to making a positive difference with their lives...