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CoCoRaHS

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (https://www.cocorahs.org/) is a citizen-science project where volunteers from all 50 states (and Canada) use low-cost equipment to measure and map precipitation from their backyard, workplace or school. Data are used by researchers, scientists and meteorologists all over the world.

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Open Wide and Step Inside

This outreach event occurs at Little Shop of Physics. MIP students enrolled in our capstone service learning course Gram stain mouth swabs, and then help people view their oral microbiota under a light microscope.

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Microbe Hunters

In our first visit, students learn about microbes (what they are, what size they are) and then are asked to hypothesize where microbes may live (or not live). Students don lab coats, are given sterile swabs and petri dishes contain microbe food. They then test different areas in their classroom to see where microbes live....

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Muscles Alive!

Muscles Alive! is a neuroscience educational outreach program.  It is an extension of research topics and techniques used in the Neuromuscular Function Lab at Colorado State University. The program uses hands-on, kid-friendly equipment to perform experiential demonstrations to teach 4th-12th graders about how their brain communicates with their muscles and how their muscles communicate with...

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CIRA Outreach and Education

We provide formal and informal educational opportunities regarding satellite remote sensing, severe weather, and atmospheric science topics for K-12, undergraduate, teacher, and citizen scientist audiences while providing media and PR pieces related to CIRA and NOAA/NASA research. Our programs are tailored by audience (e.g., direct work with students, PD for teachers, lectures and tours for...

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Brain Awareness Week

The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) program at CSU consists of multiple events each spring semester and typically impacts over 1000 middle and high school students. Volunteers from CSU travel to local schools and provide neuroscience education through interactive, hands-on stations. Topics include sensory systems, neurological diseases, brain trauma and human and animal neuroanatomy. Most volunteers...

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Little Shop of Physics

The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling hands-on science education outreach program at Colorado State University that presents school programs and teacher workshops in Colorado, neighboring states, and around the world. The Little Shop team makes science accessible to all students by building experiment stations from everyday objects that actively engage students in learning...

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