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About Education and Outreach

About Education and Outreach

We are the engagement services support arm of CIRES.  Our mission is to help people connect with CIRES to increase the use and understanding of science for a sustainable future. We help CIRES make contributions to education, training, learning resources, evaluation and community building. Meet the Outreach Staff  


What We Do


The values that guide our strategies and activities include:

  • Contribution to our communities
  • Respect for community needs
  • Development of relationships
  • Accurate, relevant, foundational, and timely science
  • Attention to detail, execution, and improvement

Our Strategies

We employ a variety of strategies to enact our values and vision:

  • We engage established scientists, early career scientists, and cutting edge science in service to the community.
  • We focus primarily on projects for educators, districts and schools, communities of practice, and leaders to get the biggest multiplier effect from our work.
  • We provide opportunities for training and professional development for our scientists.
  • We provide education that meets audience needs.
  • We focus on longer-term projects in order to give time for learning and relationships to grow.
  • We improve our professional capabilities through evaluation, partnerships, professional development, and strategic service work.
  • We work towards continuous improvement of our technical and management systems.

Meet Our Staff


Anne Gold
Anne U. Gold
Director Education & Outreach
Amanda Morton
Assistant to the Director


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Katie Boyd
CLEAN Project Lead
Erin Leckey
LOCC Project Coordinator
Susan Lynds
Geoscience education evaluation and program assessment
Renee Minaya has silky brown hair and light blue eyes
Renee Minaya
RECCS Program Manager
Christine has blond hair and a big smile.
Christine Okochi
Educational Research Assistant
Jennifer Taylor
Curriculum Development & Project Coordinator


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Coady Rood
Student Assistant
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Anna Scott
Student Assistant

Contact Us

Office: 303-492-5670
Fax: 303-735-3644

CIRES Education and Outreach
University of Colorado
449 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0449

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- fall and spring semesters