Monthly Archives: May 2013

Univision Climate Change Special!

CLACE and its colleagues from CU Planetarium, Cal-Wood Education Center and Dr. Luna Rodriguez, colaborated with Univision Colorado for this unique Climate Chnage documentary, don’t miss it, May 16 and 17.

CLACE y colegas del Planetario de CU, Centro de Educación Cal-Wood y la Dra. Luna Rodriguez colaboran con Univisión Colorado en este excelente documental de Calentamiento Global, no se lo pierdan el próximo 16 y 17 de mayo!


May 2013

StarNet blog post by Lisa Curtis

2012-03-01 22.14.12-2Lisa Curtis from StarNet and SSI features CLACE in her most recent blog, thank you Lisa!

“Research shows that parental involvement is critical to a child’s academic success. But we’re finding out that other adults can also play an important role in student achievement. The evidence is clear that students do better academically when families, schools, and communities work together to support their learning. In this equation for success, public libraries can provide the community involvement that contributes to a child’s evolving identity as a STEM learner.

Many libraries offer STEM programs for school-age children. When developing these programs, consider finding ways to connect them to the community. For example, a science program for children—especially one that takes place over several sessions—could conclude with a presentation by the children for their parents and others. This model of students presenting their work to the community has been successful in out-of-school programs, such as those developed in my neighborhood by CLACE, and could easily be implemented in a library setting.

Many libraries already display children’s artwork. But now, as libraries add science and technology to the literacies they address, it’s easy to imagine expanding student art displays to include science-themed artwork and posters describing science projects.

The Louisville (Colorado) Public Library, which is near my home, recently invited a high school robotics club to demonstrate their robots at the library. Many high schools have astronomy clubs. Programming staff could invite astronomy club students to host a star party one evening at the library. Students who are involved in citizen science activities, such as collecting data about plants or rainfall, could give presentations at the library on their activities and findings.

If your library works through partnerships or on its own to add community to STEM education, please tell us about it in the comments area below or by contacting me.”

– Lisa Curtis

May 2013

2011SeedCollection4-1Saturday June 15 – join WRV and CLACE on a Seed Collection Crew Leader Training 2013

This fun 6-hour long training is an opportunity for our students and facilitators  volunteers to learn the basics of botany, seed collection and crew leadership for our Native Seed Collections in 2013. Seed collections are some of the most relaxing WRV projects a crew leader can engage in. No experience necessary!

WRV will be working with Boulder County and City of Boulder to expand our native seed collection efforts. Crew Leaders are essential to the success of our seed collection projects. Without seeds, restoration is difficult. And without crew leaders, collecting good seed is nearly impossible. Come join the crew leader ranks and have a great time leading crews this summer!

Come and join us, this will be a fun learning day out in the field!

May 2013