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Climate Simulator 2016


LOCC Summer Workshop. Upward Bound high school students produced short videos about climate change in a one-week workshop in Trinidad CO. 

Dr H20 vs Dirt Devil


LOCC Summer Workshop. Upward Bound high school students produced short videos about climate change in a one-week workshop in Trinidad CO.

Dry Hot American Summer


LOCC Summer Workshop. Upward Bound high school students produced short videos about climate change in a one-week workshop in Trinidad CO.

David Schellhase

Dave grew up in Central Nebraska and moved to Colorado after high school in 2007. He found his passion for the outdoors through camping and skiing.

After taking an environmental science class at Colorado Mountain College, Dave realized that this was his career path. He has since become more focused on water.

Patrick Marsden

Patrick has always had a passion for the environment and the world around him.   Recently, he has focused his attention on the microbial world, and the amazing geochemical processes that take place as a function of the soil microbiome.

He is a transfer student from the Community College of Denver and will be attending Metro State University of Denver in the Fall. Patrick is an honor student and will pursue a dual major: B.S. in Microbiology and Biochemistry; with the intention to continue at the graduate level in a related field.

Jessica Johnstone

Jessica moved to this area nearly two years ago. She was born and raised a southerner -- in Georgia. Jessica expressed a fondness for nature at an early age. This has led to a long educational pursuit of some environmental-conservation-related career field. Jessica is currently a student at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, and will soon move on to CSU to complete her Bachelor's degree. 
Jessica is researching sustainable methods of water retention applied specifically to the hydrology of the Gunnison Basin.

Mary Cruz

Mary was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After graduating high school she went on to further her education by enrolling in Community College of Denver. She will soon be transferring to a four year university to receive her Bachelors degree in Environmental Science. Mary has an immense appreciation for nature and hopes to contribute to the wellness of our environment.

Mary is researching the devastating effects of acid rock drainage and acid mine drainage on the Snake River located in Keystone, Colorado. Mary is part of INSTAAR, Diane McKnight group.

Amanda Brenner

Amanda has lived in Fort Collins for three and a half years. She grew up in Ohio, and has travelled all over the world; she moved to Colorado from Italy. Amanda says, “Those experiences are what made me want to go into earth science -- living in Colorado, I have learned a lot about water and how much of the world is affected by not having enough of it”. Amanda is planning to study watershed science at CSU. She will be transferring from FRCC Larimer to CSU this coming fall semester. 

Patrick Baber

Patrick studies at Front Range Community College in Longmont, and is hoping to transfer to CU next summer to study Limnology.

Patrick grew up in Chicago but has visited family in Boulder for the last 15 years and has called the foothills home since 2009. When not studying, Patrick enjoys fly fishing, exploring different mountain ranges, rivers, and lakes throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Montana.