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  • A pilot Colorado-Brazil Program on Sustainable Development Education This project responds to a direct request from the Acre Government and the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil to join with the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) to establish a robust education and exchange program focused on interdisciplinary forest-based natural resource management. The project will unite professors and students from across UCB and UFAC, and high-level decision-makers and civil servants in the Acre Government...
  • Biological Sciences Initiative The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional development experiences to those interested in the biosciences at many levels, while particularly serving those with limited opportunities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences...
  • Coauthoring Comic Books about Repatriation with Native Nations NAGPRA Comics is a community-based, collaboratively produced comic series that tells true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives. We work with Native American communities to share their experiences with the law, from their point of view. This is an applied/educational comic series, so it also explains what the law is and how it works. Repatriation, or the return of human remains and sacred objects under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990), is a complex law with an important history that most often is communicated through legalese and academic journals...
  • Collaborative Research and Citizen Science with the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation The Mandan Hidatsa Arikara (MHA) Nation is a Native American community located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in the middle of the Bakken Shale formation where there is heavy oil and gas development. They are concerned about risks of damage to environment and health. A primary goal for this outreach project has been that it be a reciprocal, community-driven research project...
  • Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom The Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits containing real and reproduction artifacts, tools, and standards-based curriculum for teachers and schools around the state; a classroom presentation with hands-on objects and activities focusing on the early peoples of Colorado and the science of archaeology; and a Discovery Kit focusing on the Ancestral Pueblo people of Colorado, featuring real and reproduction artifacts, maps, and lessons for rental at the museum...
  • Continuing Education at CU Boulder Established in 1911, the Division of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality, innovative lifelong-learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since learning needs are unique and don't always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs--from individual courses and degree programs to science education for elementary and secondary students...
  • Discovery Kits The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits are carry-on sized suitcases and contain authentic museum specimens, casts, and models. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week...
  • Discovery Kits and Bird and Mammal Cases The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits contain authentic museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the Museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week. Please contact the Education Office to schedule a rental and pick-up time...
  • Early Native Peoples of Colorado Guided Program (Recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) Discover and explore the diverse objects and lifeways of native peoples of Colorado with a focus on the ancient stone tools found in Boulder (the Mahaffy Cache) and on the Ancestral Pueblo peoples (Anasazi) of southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NAGPRA Comics: A collaboratively produced comic book series illustrating true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives NAGPRA Comics is an information comic that is collaboratively produced with members of Native American tribes that explains the Native American Graves Protection Act (1990) and tells true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives. NAGPRA is an important law to redress a history of social injustice in the collection of Native ancestors/human remains and the alienation of sacred items from Native communities...
  • Native Americans of Colorado (recommended for P'reK - 2nd grades) Learn about the prehistoric Native Americans of Southwest Colorado through observing, matching, comparing, and matching. This program includes time to explore the museum's Discovery Corner. 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...
  • Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO) Since its inception in 1995 the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado has conducted philosophy classes for thousands of elementary, middle school, and high school students around the state of Colorado. Through POPCO, paired teams of CU graduate students and/or faculty lead Socratic discussions on topics that have been custom tailored to each teacher's curriculum...
  • Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Stone Tools Hands-on Workshop Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Tools Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades) Examine and classify prehistoric pottery and explore ancient tools. Learn the steps of making ancient pottery, flint knapping, fire starting and drilling. Students create their own pots and cast projectile points 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...
  • Self-Guided Group Visits to the CU-Boulder Museum Reservations are required for self-guided visits to ensure a positive experience for your group and to avoid overcrowding in the museum. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance. When you make your reservation, please inquire about self-guided materials to enhance your visit. There is no charge for self-guided visits, but donations are welcome.
  • Stories from the Collection: A Guided Tour of the Highlights of the CU-Boulder Museum (Recommended for 6th - 12th grades and adults) The CU Museum has the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain region with nearly five million objects. Learn the stories behind some of the highlights of the collection in this hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum. 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...
  • University Libraries The University Libraries at CU Boulder maintain a vast collection of academic resources and provide engaging learning experiences and seamless services that empower people to discover and integrate reliable information in new ways. Explore all the Libraries offer, from drop-in and online research help, workshops and personal consultations to collaborative and independent study spaces at any of our five locations on campus: Norlin, Gemmill, Music, Business and the Earth Sciences & Map Library...
  • Walking in Another’s Shoes: Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Sandal Technology The world’s most extensive collection of Southwestern prehistoric sandals is in CU Boulder’s own Museum of Natural History. Sandals are more than mere footwear: they are an incredibly rich source of data that can unlock the mysteries of prehistoric migration and reveal levels of social status. Their treads can express social identity, their weaving style illustrates the skill-set of the artists and the origin of the artists who created them...

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