Programs

These programs are the result of partnerships between CIRES, research scientists, and educators. Each project offers engaging ways for people to get involved with science topics and recent research.

Programs

Antarctica
  • Educators
Antarctica: Connecting Climate Change, Melting Ice Shelves, and Pooping Penguins

This is a five-part curriculum about Antarctic environmental processes and building connections between ice shelves, surface melt, climate change - and penguins!

Braided River
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Braiding your River: CIRES Career Development Series

The CIRES Career Development Series supports personal learning and provides inclusive opportunities for CIRES researchers to connect and grow together by offering a monthly 1 hour workshop focused on developing diverse professional skills.

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  • Students
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CIRES/NOAA Science@Home

This webinar series features 10-15 minute presentations followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A and are all paired with recommended learning materials.

Atmosphere
  • Educators
  • Scientists
  • Students
  • Public
CIRES/NOAA Serie La Ciencia-en-Casa

¿Eres un maestro/a buscando oportunidades de aprendizaje a distancia para tus alumnos/as?

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  • Educators
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

A collection of nearly 700 free peer-reviewed climate and energy educational resources.

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  • Students
Girls on Rock

Girls on Rock is a unique, FREE wilderness science education programs for high school girls.

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  • Educators
  • Students
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HEART Force

Engage youth and teachers to raise awareness of natural hazards and inspire action for resilience in Colorado communities.

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  • Educators
  • Scientists
  • Students
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MOSAiC

Education and outreach efforts around the international Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition to the Arctic, beginning in September 2019.

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  • Educators
  • Scientists
  • Students
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National Ocean Sciences Bowl - Trout Bowl

The NOSB is an academic competition and program that engages high school students in ocean science.

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  • Educators
  • Scientists
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QGreenland

QGreenland is a free and open-source GIS mapping tool to support interdisciplinary Greenland-focused research, teaching, decision making, and collaboration.

RECCS 2019 Cohort
  • Scientists
  • Students
Research Experience for Community College Students

A summer research internship program for Colorado community college students.

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  • Educators
  • Scientists
The Polar Bear Project

Are polar bears an effective emotional hook for increasing student learning about climate science? Educational resources and research results.

Lake Dillon Colorado
  • Students
  • Public
Water in the Western US

University of Colorado Boulder just launched a free, online course exploring water and climate in the western United States.

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  • Educators
  • Students
  • Public
We are Water

We are Water partners with libraries in the Four Corners Region to bring programs and a traveling exhibit about the importance of water to rural, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the Southwest.


Recent Programs

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Arctic Climate Connections

The Broader Impacts portion of the NSF proposal studying analysis of existing data from Arctic terrestrial stations with multi-year measurements of the surface energy budget, clouds, soil temperature profiles, and basic meteorological measurements.

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  • Educators
  • Students
Climate and Resiliency Education

Building capacity and resources in climate and resiliency education with secondary science educators.

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  • Educators
Climate Science Academy

The Climate Science Academy is an online, self-guided tutorial of recorded presentations and webinars presented by climate science experts to support learning about and understanding the Earth's climate system and climate change.

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  • Educators
DISCOVER-AQ: Know Your Air Quality

Accurate air pollution data can help us develop solutions to our region’s persistent air pollution problems.

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  • Scientists
  • Students
Engaged Scientist Series

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

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  • Educators
GeoMag

Geomagnetism in the MESA Classroom is a four-part after-school module sponsored by NASA that allows students to explore geomagnetism.

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  • Educators
  • Scientists
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GLOBE Fire Fuel Protocol

A NASA-funded project to review, revise, and pilot the citizen science GLOBE Fire Fuel Protocol.

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  • Educators
  • Students
Improv and Environmental Science Workshops

Improvisational theater workshops that engage students and teachers in applying improv to science communication and collaboration.

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  • Educators
Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE)

The Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) project was a professional development program designed to help educators teach climate science within a variety of pedagogical contexts.

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  • Educators
  • Students
Lens on Climate Change (LOCC)

Documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on students' lives and in their communities through short films.

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  • Educators
  • Students
Lentes en Cambio Climático (LECC)

Los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria exploran temas locales sobre el cambio climático mediante la producción de cortometrajes.

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  • Educators
Project EXTREMES

Project EXTREMES partnered graduate students in the sciences with K-12 teachers to enhance the communication of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines through a focus on the ecology of extreme environments.

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  • Educators
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

The SDO-EVE project developed NGSS-aligned curriculum for student-led investigations of the sun, solar activity, and space weather.

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The GLOBE Program

The GLOBE Program is a network of worldwide students, teachers, scientists, and partners who work together. CIRES E&O is a GLOBE partner.

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  • Students
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Tribes Eye

Engaging Navajo tribal college students to learn about climate and the local environment through photography.

Keep up to date on opportunities and news from CIRES Education & Outreach