The University Colorado Boulder offers an array of outreach and engagement programs, initiatives, and resources. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about these activities.
CU Program Aims to Improve Teaching of Evolution
Evolution is a fundamental building block of biology that underpins our understanding of the diversity of life today and how we, as humans, came to be who we are. Despite these truisms, almost half of Americans do not “believe” in evolution, public-opinion surveys show.The Teaching Evolution Outreach Program at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to broaden the understanding of evolution in Colorado communities. The program’s focus is a ... more...
Untold Stories: Grassroots Project Aims to Record the History of Latinos in Boulder County
History professor Marjorie McIntosh was shocked— in her own words appalled— to discover the lack of Latino inclusion in the prevailing histories of Boulder County.“With a few small exceptions, Latinos are virtually invisible in the standard histories of Boulder County,” she said. “For me, it’s a moral issue. What we know about the past should be about everybody.”... more...
An Afternoon at the Museum: After School Program Introduces Girls to Science
From archaeology to entomology, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History has a lot to offer visitors of all ages, but not everyone has ready access to the museum and its resources.
Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES) is a unique program that brings fourth and fifth grade girls from diverse backgrounds in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) to the Museum of Natural History to participate in an after school science education and exploration program.... more...
Adding Color to Chemistry: CU Teach is Training Tomorrow’s STEM Teachers
Caleb Ulliman’s father is an engineer and for a long time he thought he would become an engineer too, but that was before he took a one-credit CU Teach course.“One thing led to another, and all of a sudden I was headed down the path toward becoming a teacher,” he said. “That’s the case for a lot of people in CU Teach.”more...
‘Tick, Tock, Poe’ Stages Lessons Against Violence
Four travelers flee to the mountains to escape a terrible plague — a Red Death. There they meet at an ancient, crumbling abbey and begin to share tales of mystery and imagination to pass the time.A man plots deadly revenge against a friend he believes has betrayed him; hearing the beating of his victim’s heart, a murderer cannot bear the guilt of his crime; a prisoner awaits the awful torture of the Spanish Inquisition; a mansion tumbles into ruin ... more...
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