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)...
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...
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...
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...
Upcoming Events Across Colorado (Off Campus)