Walking in Another’s Shoes: Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Sandal Technology
The world’s most extensive collection of Southwestern prehistoric sandals is in CU Boulder’s own Museum of Natural History. Sandals are more than mere footwear: they are an incredibly rich source of data that can unlock the mysteries of prehistoric migration and reveal levels of social status. Their treads can express social identity, their weaving style illustrates the skill-set of the artists and the origin of the artists who created them...
Western Water Assessment
Western Water Assessment (WWA) is an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities to weather and climate variability and change, particularly those related to water resources. While we are based in Boulder, Colorado, we work across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Our mission is to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision makers in the Rocky Mountain West, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate impacts...
Will Power Festival
Each year, elementary students from Boulder County perform Shakespeare on the CU Boulder campus. Throughout the school year, students rehearse in their classrooms, prepare costumes, and learn about Shakespeare from Colorado Shakespeare Festival teaching artists. On the day of the Will Power Festival, students arrive on campus in costume, march in a celebratory parade, and perform scenes from a Shakespeare play on the indoor University Theatre stage...
Workshop for K-12 Colorado Educators in Modified Foreign Language Instruction
An increasingly global world requires knowledge of multiple languages, and local middle and high schools are recognizing this by adding foreign language requirements to the curriculum.
While some students excel in foreign language, others struggle with learning them despite success in other school subjects. This project is directed to foreign language teachers at the secondary level of education and focuses on increasing the understanding of the underlying cognitive deficits associated with foreign language learning difficulties, methods for identifying potential "at-risk" students, and specific teaching methodologies that have supported "at-risk" learners at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for the past twenty years...
World of Waves: Technology and Innovation in Life, Earth and Physical Science
Science Explorers is a unique professional development program offering daylong, activity-based science workshops to teams composed of a teacher and five students. Teachers and students (in grades 4-8) work side-by-side, allowing teachers to observe students' interaction with inquiry-driven activities and standards-based content. Science Explorers workshops provide exciting, hands-on learning experiences for everyone involved...