Thursday, May 28, 2015

Workshop Opportunity at UNC June 22nd and June 23rd

Corruption, Conflict and Everyday Americans - 1865 to 1910  

Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 8:30-4:00
UNC Campus - Greeley

Through the lens of America’s so-called “Gilded Age,” delve into universal themes that can apply across eras and disciplines through this engaging two-day workshop.  Examine political and cultural changes and their impact on ideals as large as democracy, capitalism, and social justice; and topics astimely as immigration, media bias and individual rights. Explore primary sources from the Library of Congress and elsewhere; includes plenty of model activities to promote student inquiry and critical thinking.  

Additional details:
Register through UNC conference services -
$30 deposit required; refundable upon completion of course (essentially free) - be ready with credit card when registering. 

Includes continental breakfast and lunch each day

Past experience with Library of Congress/Teaching with Primary Sources recommended

Best option: sign up for TPS Essentials Exploration workshop offered June 15 (same registration page)

Earn one graduate credit from UNC (optional - $60) – attend sessions on June 15, June 22-23 and a work day June 25; submit completed lesson plan.

Register as soon as possible - June 4 is deadline to determine sufficient enrollment for this offering.
More information at TPS-UNC website:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Outdoor Understand for Teachers June 15th-19th, 2015

Outdoor Understand for Teachers

Professional Development Institute

June 15th-19th, 2015

Explore 10 sites and learn about Colorado’s ecosystems
from experts in the Greater Denver Metro Area

 Build your confidence and skills teaching outdoors

 Take home resources to support teaching outside the classroom

 Two Colorado School of Mines Credits available

 Participants in OUT are eligible to receive transportation
grants for field trips

Registration is $50 per participant.
To register or for more information click here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Promotional Cartographies: the Clason Map Company and the American West 1903-1931

“Promotional Cartographies: the Clason Map Company and the American West 1903-1931” 

Presented by: Bill Wyckoff 
June 1st, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. 
Denver Central Library, B2 Conference Center

George Clason built the largest commercial map company west of Chicago between 1903 and 1931. In his years as a Denver-based map publisher and booster of western economic development, Clason produced millions of road maps, state maps, city maps, promotional circulars and maps for mining companies, land companies, and state and local governments. Bill Wyckoff looks at the business relationships Clason forged with private companies and public institutions and how textual and visual material within Clason’s maps communicated enduring ideas about the West’s economic potential and regional character. 

Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission Workshop Sept. 12

Could life have formed on Mars early in its history? The MAVEN mission—the next mission to the Red Planet—will study Mars’ climate and climate history. Mars was once a world with oceans, rivers, and lakes, but at some point in its history flowing water disappeared along with most of the atmosphere. What happened is a mystery: How did the atmosphere escape, and how long did that take? MAVEN is exploring these questions.

Saturday, September 12, 9:00am-5:00pm
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., 80907

Join us to learn more about the science behind the mission and explore classroom materials that combine literacy, science, and art!

Learn more about the event here.

Click here to register.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hudson Gardens and Event Center Employment Opportunity!

Employment Opportunities
Education Program Assistant
The Education Program Assistant provides logistical and program support to all aspects of educational programming, including, but not limited to, field trips, family programs, adult classes, special events, and outreach events.
Download the full position description here.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to: Position will remain open until filled. Please, no phone calls.
Private Event Support Staff / Customer Service Representative
During rental events, the CSR is the on-site Hudson Gardens representative, acting as the point of contact between Hudson and the rental client/caterer. The CSR supervises the event by being a visible, active and accessible presence from start to finish. The CSR is also responsible for ensuring that Hudson Gardens’ policies and procedures are followed. In addition, the CSR is responsible for pre and post event paperwork, processing payments and general office support for the Site Rental Department.

Qualifications include:
  1. Friendly and customer service oriented
  2. Good Oral and written communication skills
  3. Ability to walk, stand, bend and kneel for extended periods of time
  4. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
This is a seasonal position with up to 40 hours per week. Evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are required.
Please visit our Gift Shop to fill out an application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please no phone calls or email inquiries.

Reminder: Climate Change Institute for Educators June 22-24!

Climate Change Institute for Educators

  For more information, contact Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument at 719-748-3253, ext.109