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Summer Vet Program for Future Veterinarians

The Summer Vet Program is a student’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. For students who are serious about becoming a veterinarian, this is a super opportunity to look into the real and sometimes gritty field of veterinary medicine. Through presentation, demonstrations, laboratory visits, and hands-on activities, students discover what modern veterinary medicine is...

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SciTrek Program for Future Scientists

What do scientists really do? Join the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center’s staff in exploring current scientific research activities in a variety of laboratory and outdoor field settings. The week’s activities focus on building the following skills: Understanding the nature of science; Data collection (both in the lab and in the field);...

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Math Circles

Are you a student entering 8th or 9th grade? Join us for a week of mathematical exploration and discovery led by CSU mathematicians! This year, we will be learn how mathematics plays a role in science, technology, engineering, and art. Most days will feature two in-depth and interactive sessions, but there will also be a...

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Equine Sciences Youth Summer Camp

Offered annually, the Youth Summer Horsemanship Camps are geared towards equine enthusiasts who are 10-15 years of age. Campers stay in the dorms on main campus, eat in the dining halls and receive classroom/riding instruction from both equine faculty and current students. Two sessions are offered: June 10-15, 2019 and June 16-21, 2019. Campers have the...

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STEM-X Summer Programs

In collaboration between CSU and Poudre School District, two different themes are offered over a week-long camp for students entering 6th – 9th grades in the Fall of 2019 from any school, public, private or international. Camps are offered in two sessions: June 10-14, 2019 and June 17-21, 2019 from 8:00am – 11:00am. There is...

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CitSci.org

CitSci.org is an open and transparent citizen science data management platform that advances the utility, impacts, and outcomes of field-based citizen science programs globally. This platform now supports more than 600 projects ranging from those that monitor water quality to wildlife to biodiversity. CitSci.org is unique among field-based platforms in that it is fully customizable...

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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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