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Trout Bowl 2017

The Trout Bowl is one of 25 regional competitions of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, an academic competition for high school students.

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Mysterious Microbes Webinar Series 1 of 3

Learn how and why microbes are the natural secret to green lawns, lush flowers, and abundant produce. 

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The Secret Life of Microbes In and Around Our Homes


Exploring Microbial Diversity in the Environment


Microbes and the Miracle of Compost Tea Webinar


CIRES Annual Rendezvous

The CIRES Education and Outreach staff will be attending the CIRES Annual Rendezvous.

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Mysterious Soil Microbes Workshop

Join us for this hands-on workshop of expert-led sessions to learn about science of soil and how to apply microbe-friendly practices to improve the hidden life that gives health to our soils.

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NSTA 2016 - STEM Forum & Expo

Please visit the CIRES Education and Outreach Booth

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Download the .zip file for resources from this 2-day interactive workshop aimed at formal and informal educators and anyone who is serious about soil.

Workshop topics included:

  • Introduction to microbial diversity
  • Soil analyses investigations
  • Explore the diversity of soil organisms
  • Assess the microbial activity of soil
  • Compost tea home-brewing & use
  • Tours of microbial research lab & organic grounds management facility 

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Download the .zip file of resources from this 2-day field-based workshop to build knowledge of atmospheric research and to learn and teach about air quality issues along Colorado's Front Range.

Workshop topics included:

  • Understanding the connection between the structure of the atmosphere and air quality
  • Engaging with atmospheric scientists and experts from NASA, NCAR, NOAA and other organizations to learn how they use ground sensors, weather balloons, planes, and satellites to monitor ever-changing air quality
  • Training on the methods of air quality forecasts, pollution advisories, and summer ozone alerts in the Front Range
  • Implementing atmospheric protocols and STEM activities from the GO3 Project and the GLOBE Program, plus other methods that students can do at school to record real-time data on air quality
  • Learning about a wealth of freely available air quality curriculum resources that allow students to explore the science behind air pollution

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