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  • Fossils: Clues to the Past Hands-on Workshop Fossils: Clues to the Past Workshop (recommended for 3nd - 5th grades) Discover different types of fossils and investigate how plants and animals become fossilized. Students use paleontology tools to excavate their own fossils to take home. Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
  • Fossils: Evidence of Past Life Guided Program Fossils: Evidence of Past Life (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about past life? Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time 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...
  • Freudenthal Institute US The mission of FI-US is to establish a comprehensive network of collaborating researchers, teachers and developers. The activities of FI-US focus on: * Developing curricula at several levels of detail, from teaching, learning and assessment trajectories to classroom materials for students, teachers and parents. * Building leadership capacity in school districts through professional communities...
  • Friday Night Stargazing at Sommers-Bausch Observatory Free Public Open Houses are held on Sommers-Bausch Observatory's Observing Deck on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the year whenever the University of Colorado is in session. Starting time is 8:00 p.m. (fall and spring semesters) and 9:00 p.m. (during the summer). You're also invited to drop by from next-door Fiske Planetarium after its Friday evening starshow ends...
  • 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 Front Range Pika Project's citizen science program (a partnership of Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild)...
  • 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...
  • Green Teams 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 Growing Up Boulder is Boulder’s “child and youth-friendly city initiative” that began in the spring of 2009 as a collaboration between the University of Colorado (CU), the City of Boulder, and Boulder Valley School District working in partnership with local non-profits, businesses, and many children and youth. GUB is an internationally recognized model of best practice in the field of child-friendly cities...
  • 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...
  • 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: http://cumuseum...
  • 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...
  • Inquiry Hub 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 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...