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...
English Classes for Workplace and Career Development
The number of immigrants in Colorado increased by 47% between 2000 and 2017, faster than the national average (1). While many immigrants come with solid English skills, there are still not enough English as a Second Language classes to meet the growing demand, especially in rural Colorado. The International English Center is seeking partners around the state to build English for Workplace Development classes that address English language learners’ specific language, cultural, and employment needs...
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)...
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 at Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on Friday evenings (weather permitting) throughout the year when CU Boulder classes are in session. Open houses begin at 8:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters and 9:00 p.m. during the summer. Open House nights are free.
In addition to SBO's pier-mounted 20-inch Planewave telescopes, the program also has tripod-mounted binoculars and the world's largest starwheel for identifying bright stars and constellations...
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...
Hear's to YOU!
Hear’s To You! is a camp focusing on self-advocacy for children ages 7-12 who have hearing loss (all degrees/types are welcome). Children will participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities and field trips in a supportive and open environment. Activities will include: team-building, visits from role models who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, teamwork challenges that address problem-solving objectives, and projects that work on developing self-advocacy skills...
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