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.

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Broader Impacts

CIRES Outreach can assist scientists in developing Broader Impacts for their proposals.

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Evaluation Services

CIRES Outreach personnel have extensive experience in designing and carrying out all stages of program evaluations.

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Get Involved

CIRES Outreach has opportunities throughout the year in which scientists can engage in activities sponsored by our group.

Scientists

MOSAiC
Program

Spend a Year Frozen in the Ice with MOSAiC   More than 500 participants from over 16 nations are spending a year in the Arctic ice to collect important data on the Arctic climate system. From…

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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

Since 1999, CIRES Education Outreach has hosted the Trout Bowl, the only regional NOSB competition in a completely land-locked state! This quiz-show style competition engages teams of high school…

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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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