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

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4CornersWaterExhibit

Water in the Four Corners Region: Connecting and Engaging Communities with Their Water Systems.

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  • Educators
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Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

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

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  • Scientists
  • Students
Engaged Scientist Series

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

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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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HEART Force

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

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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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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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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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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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  • Students
Research Experience for Community College Students

A summer research internship program for Colorado community college students.

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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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The Polar Bear Project

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

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Water in the Western US

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


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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Climate and Resiliency Education

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

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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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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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Extremes

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

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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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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
  • Scientists
Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE)

Help educators teach climate science content through effective pedagogy.

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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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Tribes Eye

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

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