Education Outreach Program

2010 COSEE West Colorado Collaborative

In 2010 a lecture series of cutting edge research combined with a weeklong Summer Institute will focus on the link between Arctic sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet, sea level and global climate processes. The perspective of the Inuit people will also be explored.


Lectures and connecting activities will be offered in a face-to-face format at the University of Colorado's ATLAS Building and in an interactive distance learning format via videoconference. The Summer Institute will consist of scientist lectures, classroom activities and discussions, lab and computer work, and field trips.

COSEE 2010

  • April 10, 2010
  • Dr. Mark Serreze, Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center
    • Arctic Sea Ice
    • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CU ATLAS Building
  • May 15, 2010
    • Dr. Walt Meier, CIRES Research Scientist
    • Arctic Sea Ice: Nay Sayers and Science
    • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CU ATLAS Building
  • June 28 - July 2, 2010
    • Summer Institute
    • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Boulder High School


Applicants: The workshop will be limited to 25 teachers. First priority will be given to teachers who are:

  • Currently teaching science to middle or high school students in Colorado
  • Working with MESA students and have ESL experience

Stipend: Colorado teachers will receiving a stipend of $250 upon successful completion of all requirements from both the lecture series and summer institute.

Graduate Credit will be available through the University of Colorado and paid for by participants ($50/credit). Two semester hours of credit will be awarded after successful completion of the lecture series and summer institute. One additional credit can be earned during the 2010-2011 school year for completion of classroom materials.

Setting Lunch will be provided each day to all participants. For those traveling greater than 60 miles one way, room and board will be provided at no cost to the teachers. Participants will share rooms.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop.


We will have an exchange program with COSEE West. Five Colorado teachers will be sent - all expenses paid - to Los Angeles to participate in their Ocean Observing Systems August 2 - 6, 2010.