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CIRES | Education and Outreach

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CIRES Outreach projects focus on professional development for teachers and scientists, partnerships with school districts, opportunities for students at all levels and avenues for teachers and students to be involved in current research.

Backcountry Limnology engages backcountry anglers and Colorado students in environmental science through a citizen science project.

A collection of 600+ free peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources.

A self-guided tutorial to build understanding of climate science and climate change.

Free public lectures and workshops for graduate students & postdocs on engaging scientists with communities.

Secondary students learn about a local climate change topic by producing short films.

Recorded webinar series and workshop on the emerging science of microbial research.

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is an annual academic competition for high school students.

We offer paid summer student research experiences in geosciences.

Past Projects

Data-driven curriculum based on Arctic research data.

Teacher professional development focused on connecting the ocean, weather and climate of the arid Southwest. Resources available.

Webportal Evaluation and Usability Study for the four NOAA target audiences.

STEM curriculum and workshop on air quality issues and how they impact human health and the environment.

External Evaluation of Curriculum and Professional Development Project around EarthLab Climate modules.

Earth System Science for Secondary Science Teachers free professional development workshop

Graduate student fellows work in BVSD classrooms to deliver exciting science. Lesson plans available.

An after-school MESA program for students to explore geomagnetism concepts.

Inspiring Climate Education Excellence.

Learn how scientists do their science. Includes a DVD and lesson plans.