Scientists

CIRES Education & Outreach fosters connections between scientists and K-12 students and teachers, preparing scientists to successfully connect with a non-scientific audience and providing speaking venues to allow scientists to reach the community regarding their research.

Scientists

MOSAiC
Program

The Polarstern, a German Icebreaker, will leave Tromso, Norway in September 2019 and travel towards the Arctic Ocean, where it will be frozen into the sea ice for an entire year. More than 600…

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Engaged Scientist Series
Program

As communities increasingly grapple with problems of resiliency and environmental health and safety, scientists who are equipped to help are needed. The Engaged Scientist Workshop series targets…

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The Polar Bear Project
Program

Our NSF-funded research project investigates the influence of an emotional hook on a student’s interest in and capacity to learn about the globally connected climate system. One specific question we…

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The GLOBE Program
Program

What is GLOBE? The GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program is a network of worldwide students, teachers, scientists, and partners who work together to increase…

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl - Trout Bowl
Program

CIRES Education and Outreach is proud to host the only land-locked regional competition in the country. Competing teams have come from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, New Mexico and…

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GLOBE Fire Fuel Protocol
Program

Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models predict that the risk of wildfires will increase in coming decades. It is projected that the frequency and severity of wildfires are expected…

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Earthworks
Program Archived

Earthworks was a free one-week workshop for secondary science teachers from around the country; run with the help of practicing Earth scientists, participants designed and conducted a field-based…

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Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE)
Program Archived

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. Building…

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Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence
Program Archived

Connecting the global oceans to inland audiences The focus of Exploring Connections between the Global Oceans and the Inland Southwest is to illustrate the importance of the ocean to our region’s…

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Backcountry Limnology (BCL)
Program Archived

Backcountry Limnology engages backcountry anglers and Colorado students in environmental science through a citizen science project. Participants undergo data collection training and informational…

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