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  • Discover Native Americans (recommended for preK - 2nd grades) Discover the prehistoric Native Americans of Southwest Colorado through observing, matching, comparing, and matching. This program includes time to explore the museum's Discovery Corner. 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...
  • Discovery Kits The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits are carry-on sized suitcases and contain authentic museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week...
  • Discovery Kits and Bird and Mammal Cases The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits contain authentic museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the Museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week. Please contact the Education Office to schedule a rental and pick-up time...
  • Diverse Scholars Program The Office of Diversity Affairs, established in 2001, supports an inclusive learning environment for the diverse student body at the Leeds School. The office maintains a focus on underrepresented undergraduate experiences and is dedicated to fostering and maintaining partnerships with alumni and businesses through outreach efforts and programs. The Office of Diversity Affairs supports: Outreach/Pipeline Initiatives -CU-Boulder/Leeds Diversity Symposium: the premier facilitation and leadership forum -open to all designed to address regional and national economic and workforce development challenges -Business Leadership Program: a one week business intensive program that exposes high school students, who are juniors and seniors to the full experience of being a CU-Boulder student within Leeds -Junior Business Leadership Program - five day business leadership experience designed to create a pathway toward our Business Leadership Program and provide access to higher education Undergraduate Student Development -Diverse Scholars Program: provides academic advising, peer mentoring, professional networking and community building events to foster individual growth and strong relationships building...
  • Early Native Peoples of Colorado Guided Program (Recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) Discover and explore the diverse objects and unique life ways of native peoples of Colorado with a focus on the Ancestral Pueblo peoples (Anasazi) of southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area 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...
  • Educating Inmates in an Era of Mass Incarceration The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than anywhere in the world. Inherent in our “mass incarceration” is the enormous over-representation of the poor and people of color in our overflowing prisons and jails. This occurs in the context of ramifications from police racial profiling, poorly funded public defender offices, a disturbing number of wrongful (including, capital) convictions, and the ineffectiveness of incarceration in deterring recidivism and rehabilitating offenders, but also the almost impossible requirements in our parole/probation systems (e...
  • Education Abroad Established in 1960, Education Abroad administers hundreds of CU Boulder-sponsored programs in more than 60 countries around the world. Approximately 1,300 CU Boulder students go abroad on CU Boulder programs annually. They receive in-residence credit and the credit may be applied to major and college requirements with prior advisor approval. Financial aid and scholarships are available...
  • EducationUSA Academy The EducationUSA Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder is a university preparation program for IB, AP, Cambridge, and other academically accomplished international students from public and private high school, ages 15-17:" -Work with experts in engineering, international business, and psychology -Design a business, product, or service with guidance from a local entrepreneur -Explore US culture and debate current events -Tour area universities and meet key admission decision-makers -Develop test preparation skills and strategies for success -Experience university life on one of the most beautiful campuses in the US -Discover new friends from around the world Program Date: July 2-28, 2018 Application Due Date: June 1, 2018 Tuition Deadline: June 18, 2018 Total Cost: USD $5,000 Total cost includes instruction, materials, activities, campus housing, meals, and health insurance...
  • Empowering Families through Museum Exhibits on Child Development Interest in the science of child development has increased dramatically in recent years. Research findings are relevant to families' lives, and address active debates with broad implications. For example, what are the consequences of societal changes in how much time children spend in supervised activities and in media activities? How do cognitive processes develop, and why do they predict important life outcomes? Can they be improved through intervention? Our goal is to share discoveries about child development with a diverse audience of thousands of individuals in the community, by collaborating with the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to develop interactive mobile exhibits, facilitated by CU students, based upon research findings...
  • Empowering Neighboring Communities to Mitigate I-70 Construction Impacts This goal of this outreach project is to first understand the impact of the Central 70 project (C70) on the environment, social relations, and emotional wellbeing of the residents of the Elyria-Swansea community, and then develop and deploy socio-technical systems to mitigate the negative impacts, thus empowering the community to increase resilience, connectedness, and wellbeing...
  • Energy Justice: Combating Poverty and Global Warming in Ayaviri Peru (Stage Two) A full one third of the world's population, typically living on less than a dollar or two per day, has no access to modern energy resources. The majority of these people rely on burning biomass (such as cow manure, crop residues, or collected wood) to meet all of their energy needs. Unfortunately, burning biomass for cooking, heating, and illumination creates indoor air pollution that results in 2 million premature deaths annually, primarily among women and children [WHO, UNDP, The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries (2009)]...
  • Engaging Spanish-Speaking Coloradoans in the Fracking Debate The future of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. "fracking") is one of Colorado's most pressing issues, and yet the statewide conversation about oil and gas extraction has largely left out non-English-speakers. We aim to inspire a more inclusive democratic process by electronically publishing and distributing a Spanish language glossary of key terms used in the hydraulic fracturing debate...
  • Engineers Without Borders - Peru The Peru team has just finished a water system in the rural community of Llacamate. The system has been successful in bring water to many houses and the community has continued to add tap stands. Since the completion of that project the team has moved on to a larger community, Huacapongo. Huacapongo has a spring feed water distribution system that is not providing clean drinking water...
  • Enhancing Wildfire Outreach Programs with Social Science Risk assessments in hazard-prone communities are fairly common, however the results are often unknown to the residents, even when publicly available. In the wildfire arena, risk assessments are used primarily for hazardous fuels reduction, fire suppression strategy, and community planning. Providing residents with risk information at a relevant, actionable scale (parcel-level) and leveraging social data to engage residents in risk reduction constitutes a critical step in reducing risk, increasing resilience, and promoting fire adaptation and remains a central gap in current practices...
  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) provides law students with unique, practical experience in transactional law while offering valuable legal services without charge to local businesses that lack access to venture capital or angel investor resources. The Clinic's clients include graduate students, professors, local entrepreneurs, and start-up companies...
  • Everyday Colorado: Generating Local Knowledge about Health & Environment Colorado is facing dramatic changes in industrial activities, environmental conditions, and land use development patterns. Extreme heat, together with severe drought conditions and extensive soil erosion, are creating conditions that could have dramatic health impacts. Colorado is also home to extensive energy development, resulting in questions about safety, health and environmental impact...
  • Experiencing the Three Legged Stool: Social, Economic and Environmental Education through the Mariposa Redevelopment This community outreach project is a continuation of the Mariposa redevelopment project made possible by the 2013-2104 outreach award. The second phase of the project integrates students in the final design and construction processes. The Mariposa outreach project has united students, design professionals, and residents in a progressive and sustainable urban redevelopment project...
  • 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.
  • Fossils in the Classroom The hands-on teaching kits 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), and it connects the scientific work of CU-Boulder paleontologists with teachers and students in communities throughout Colorado. The primary goals of the CU-Boulder's Museum's Fossils in the Classroom Project are to engage students and teachers from elementary schools across Colorado in the study of the ancient prehistory of Colorado and to get students interested in science through paleontology (the study of past life)...