We seek to encourage diverse and Latino youth and their families to live, learn, love and embrace science and the environment as an everyday experience!
We are a Boulder-based organization that aims to support programs and organizations to be able to reach and impact Latino students and their families while making sure that they participate, learn and connect with the many opportunities being offered by so many cool programs in our region and nationally!
We also develop and bring bilingual and multicultural programs, opportunities and experiences to underserved audiences.
What we do:
CLACE serves as a multicultural consultant to organizations wanting to further their mission to build earth stewardship by connecting youth and their families to nature in a culturally appropriate manner through, joyful, hand-on, place-based environmental education experiences and effective community communication.
We develop and facilitates after-school programs that embrace STEM and environmental education enthusiastically, now being recognized as an integral part of not only the informal science education landscape but as important partners in the larger national efforts to improve STEM education.
CLACE’s programmatic goals are to help students learn to value STEM subjects, become problem solvers and environmental stewards. We continue to accomplish this by making sure to provide all our students inquiry- based experiences that help develop their capacity to understand and interpret the natural world while acquiring the ability to reason scientifically. Observation, data collection and documentation, and bilingual communication are all skills that develop as students discover the ideas and concepts in our various STEM experiences and multicultural curriculum.
We are experts in:
Engaging community, through timely and effective strategies and approaches. We know how to make information valuable to principals who devote their energy and passion to the education of Latino-America’s children and their families. Our work is meaningful to the community and school systems, which must be fully supported while developing the next generation of stewarts.
Developing bilingual and multicultural curricula and STEM programing (K-12), Professional Development (workshops and Presentations) with an emphasis on best multicultural strategies, Family and Community involvement through nights and family events that bring real life transforming and empowering opportunities to all involved.
CLACE works closely and partners with NASA, LASP, CU Boulder, SSI, NIH, Boulder County (BOCO), the City of Boulder, Thorne Nature Experience, National Institute of Health (NIH) and many other local organizations and entities in the design of culturally-relevant approaches to STEM education, including local media in developing the proposed through:
▪ Design and management of multicultural and bilingual STEM programing and products
▪ Professional Development: Multicultural strategies in STEM curricula
▪ Education and Outreach specialists
▪ Product marketing and sales
▪ Research into best practices
▪ Response to grant opportunities and other forms of external funding
▪ Video Production
▪ Translation services
▪ Media-Communications experts
We must teach our children, to smell the Earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall, to care” ~John Cleal~