Friday, April 17, 2015

Envisioning a Colorado Haven for Readers, Nestled Amid Mountains of Books



The Rocky Mountain Land Library, a sprawling research institution situated on a ranch at 10,000 feet above sea level, is the work of two booksellers.




To read more, click here for the New York Times article.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

REMINDER: TEA-NCTA 2015 Korea Summer Institute applications due by April 30

The Program for Teaching East Asia, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado, is accepting applications on rolling-admission basis for its 2015 summer institute on Korea.


 
When July 13-17, 2015
Application Deadline : April 30, 2015

In this four-day residential summer institute on the University of Colorado Campus, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea’s distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). 

Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom. 

Participants will receive travel allowance, room and board, materials, and stipend. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers!

Free professional development for 2 female TEACHERS
Keystone Science School
This summer Keystone Science School will be hosting Key Issues Institute, a professional development workshop for teachers around the world. Thanks to our sponsor, Avout, Keystone Science School is looking for two Colorado based female teachers to attend the 5-day workshop free of charge.

If you are interested or know someone who is committed to advancing Girls in STEM in their school and community, please contact Olivia Grover at 970-513-5833. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Check out this video for a quick overview of what to expect from Key Issues Institute.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Outdoor Understanding Workshop for Teachers this June!

​​​​Denver Outdoor Understanding for Teachers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting an Outdoor Understanding for Teachers workshop this upcoming summer!

Explore the Outdoors from Plains to Peaks during this Professional Development Institute for Teachers in the Denver Metro Area!  Visit sites around the Denver Metro Area to enhance your understanding of Colorado ecosystems!

Explore Barr Lake State Park, Lake Lehow, the Colorado Judicial Center, and more!

Registration is $50 and the deadline is June 8th!

For more information, click here!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Workshop Opportunity with the South Carolina Geographic Alliance this June!

Workshop Opportunity with the South Caroline Geographic Alliance this June!




This is a great opportunity for educators to increase their knowledge of geography and to improve their teaching skills!


Applications are due May 1st!


The workshop is June 21-27, 2015.


The Great Nature Project


During May 15-25, 2015, we need your help to put biodiversity on the map! 

Contribute a global snapshot of biodiversity for National Geographic's Great Nature Project by sharing photos of plants, animals, and fungi.  Let's show the world how beautiful Colorado is and really get out into the wilderness during these two weeks and snap away!

To learn more and help spread the word, click here to learn how to use the resources and make the most of your picture taking! 

Email greatnatureproject@ngs.org with questions.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cafe Scientifique at Clyde's at UCCS Next Week!

Dear Cafe Goers,


The next Café Scientifique (Tuesday April 14) will feature David Havlick, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, UCCS.


From Death Strip to Green Belt: Landscapes
of Change along the Iron Curtain

For much of the Cold War, the Iron Curtain stood as a physical and ideological divide separating Europe. Today, these same borderlands are celebrated as the “Green Belt of Europe,” marked by 39 national parks and more than 3,200 protected areas. In place of the former Death Strip, the European Union has designated a 4200-mile Iron Curtain Trail in order to foster sustainable (bicycle) tourism, commemorate history, and encourage a more unified Europe. This talk highlights the changing character of the Iron Curtain borderlands, and considers the relationship between militarization, conservation, and heritage as explored from the seat of a bicycle during a two-week research ride along a portion of the Iron Curtain Trail.

Where:    Clyde's
When:    Tuesday, April 14 -- 6:30 to 8:00 pm
 
Also, the following Café will be on September 8 with David Klaus -- Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder
 
Gravity’s Influence on the Spectrum of Life – from Humans to Bacteria
 
Parking -- COMPLIMENTARY PARKING PROVIDED BY UCCS PARKING SERVICES for the April 14 event from 5:30-9:00 p.m. in any regular parking space in parking lots 222 and 224 located south of Centennial Hall and the University Center. Please note that all other parking restrictions (handicapped parking, loading zones, fire lanes) apply.
Funding for Café Scientifique at UCCS is provided by the UCCS Administration and Finance Team