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...
Impacts of Oil and Gas for Colorado Residents
The rapid spread of oil and gas drilling in Colorado has led to concerns about public health and conflicts between oil and gas operators, state regulators, municipalities, and residents. Our ability to effectively regulate oil and gas development has been hampered by a lack of knowledge of the risks and benefits and difficulty in accounting for these trade- offs and their effects on citizens at different scales...
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...
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 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...
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 in CU- Boulder's Special Collections & Preservation Department
The Special Collections & Preservation Department at CU-Boulder Libraries welcomes visits by K-12 teachers and their students. Lectures covering a variety of subject areas at appropriate grade levels can be arranged with staff. Located in Norlin Library, a visit can support K-12 curriculum in the book arts, the history of science, and photography. Lesson plans covering other subject areas can be offered...
Kids Code: Expanding Tech Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
We have continued to expand the reach of this project by offering meaningful creative computing opportunities to the people in children's support network, including children's teachers and children's families. To learn more about these efforts, please visit our new project page, Communities Code, https://outreach.colorado.edu/programs/details/id/801 ...
Korey Wise Innocence Project
The American criminal justice system contains many features designed to guard against convicting an innocent person. But we are humans and, due to honest mistake and otherwise, there are innocent people in prison. We'll never have a perfect system, but the Korey Wise Innocence Project (KWIP) is dedicated to doing what it can to fix as many mistakes as possible...
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Office of Communications and Outreach
LASP is a solar system science research institution where spacecraft and spacecraft instrumentation are built to support our research mission. The researchers explore planets and planetary bodies, the sun, space weather, and Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. The Office of Communications and Outreach at LASP creates programming surrounding the research efforts...
Learning and Teaching Computer Science at EPIC
Children from non-dominant backgrounds often do not participate in high-quality computer science education. If they engage in computer science education, the curricula typically focus on low-level practices such as keyboarding or practices that are lacking in personal relevance. This limits their capacity for meaningful learning. It further limits their capacity for participating in and setting the terms for conversations about what problems are worth addressing and what kinds of solutions are appropriate...
Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program
The Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) was initiated as a pilot in 2009 and is now an independent program housed in the Career Development Office at the Leeds School of Business. The program partners Leeds undergraduate and MBA students with professional mentors in their fields of interest. The PMP provides an additional level of advising and career counseling for our students and is intended to help them make the most of their business education, as well as better prepare them to take on future challenges in the professional world...
Lens on Climate Change
“Lens on Climate Change” is a program for middle and high school students in Colorado. Students produce film that feature how climate change affects their life in Colorado. Students are mentored by science graduate students from CU Boulder and students from the Colorado Film School throughout the production of their own films. Participants will learn how to define their own topic, write a compelling script, design their video, interview scientists and stakeholders, collect relevant and supportive footage (B-roll) and edit their own video...
Upcoming Events Across Colorado (Off Campus)