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 Denver Zoo's citizen science program. Register at www.pikapartners.org.
Pikas are sensitive to climate and are disappearing from some areas in a pattern that suggests they are succumbing to recent climate change...
German Language Immersion Day 2018
On March 7, 2018, the German program at CU Boulder will host the German Language Immersion Day, a one-day outreach activity specifically for German students in the high schools in the Boulder, Fort Collins, Broomfield, and Denver school districts. During that day, high school students will visit the Boulder campus and engage in activities that allow them to bring the German language skills and cultural knowledge they use in the classroom to a new setting and a new level of independent thinking, collaboration, and creativity...
Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
The Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment is a research center under Colorado Law that serves the people of the American West, the nation, and the world through creative, interdisciplinary research, bold, inclusive teaching, and innovative problem solving in order to further true sustainability for our lands, waters, and environment...
Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES)
Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES) is a unique program designed to encourage interest and excitement about science in 4th and 5th grade girls. The program consists of six weekly after school visits to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (CU Museum). While at the Museum, the girls explore the sciences of archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and zoology through hands-on activities using real museum specimens and direct interaction with scientists and museum professionals...
Green Energy Distribution in Rural Haiti
The Green Energy Distribution in Rural Haiti is a collaborative project of the Electrical, Computer and Engineering Department (ECE), the Mortensen Center for Engineering in Developing Communities, L’Institut de Technique de la Cote-Sud, Friends of Fond des Blancs, Centura Global Health Initiatives, IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), and IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), with funding from IEEE HAC and Venture Well...
The Energy Green Teams visit the Hill, East Campus and Goss/Grove neighborhoods to distribute compact florescent light bulbs and sink aerators to residents that are home. They discuss energy saving tips and distribute educational materials to residents.
Growing Up Boulder
Established in the spring of 2009, Growing Up Boulder is an on-going city-wide initiative to help make Boulder an exemplary child- and youth-friendly city that is inclusive with meaningful opportunities for participation in urban planning and design. As a partnership amongst the University of Colorado, CU Office for University Outreach, the City of Boulder, the Boulder Valley School District, youth-serving organizations, and pre-K through high-school youth, Growing Up Boulder addresses the rights of children and youth within local policies, laws, programs and budgets...
Hip Hop in the Classroom
Hip Hop in the Classroom is an initiative to that uses the beats and rhymes of rap music to help middle and high school students master the language arts. It delivers the latest scholarly resources to the students and the teachers that need them the most, with the immediate goal of fostering a diverse learning environment and with the long term goal of establishing a bridge between area high school students and the University of Colorado, Boulder...
The "Inquiry Hub" project brings together a partnership of educational researchers, computer scientists, school district leaders, 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...
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 Leadership Program
The INVST Community Leadership Program combines academics with activism, for CU undergraduates who are interested in social and environmental justice. The Community Leadership Program (CLP) 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, the Community Leadership Program accepts applications in November and in February...
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 Social and Environmental Problems through Service Learning," "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...
Job Creation Subsidies and the Colorado State Assembly
This project has two components. The intent of the first is to establish the facts regarding job creation and destruction in the State of Colorado. Our economy is much more dynamic than is generally understood. An understanding of this dynamism will help clarify the contributions that individual companies and industries can make to State employment levels, and thereby the extent to which subsidies might be appropriate...
Journalism and Mass Communication/High School Outreach for Journalism
The Office of Student Inclusiveness and Scholarships at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Journalism and Mass Communication Program hosts 40 high school students each summer as part of the Summer High School Developmental Program in Journalism. The students from the state of Colorado, primarily from the Boulder/Denver metro area and rural communities, who have expressed interest in media careers, participate in the summer campus program for a 5 to 6 weeks...
Just Transition Collaborative
The Just Transition Collaborative (JTC) engages in community partnerships to advance social and environmental justice in the transition from fossil fuels toward a renewable-based economy and in response to a warming climate. We work to support leadership of underrepresented individuals and groups to foster more equitable energy, climate and employment practices and policies, as well as to produce community-relevant research...
K-12 Engineering Education Initiatives
The ITL Program, within CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science, offers an extensive number of K-12 engineering education initiatives to help students and teachers become aware of the possibilities of an engineering career. Through the various offerings, K-12 students learn that engineering is about creating things to improve society; that engineering is a fun and rewarding career; and that engineers are creative problem solvers who work in teams to design great new technology for everyday use...
K-12 Foreign Language Technology Program
The K-12 Foreign Language Technology Program is a series of Saturday workshops dedicated to technology integration in the secondary foreign language classroom. All workshops are held on the CU Boulder campus in Hellems, room 152. There are eight daylong workshops offered every academic year.
Teachers are welcome to attend as many or as few Saturday workshops as they wish...