Curricular Projects @ CSU

  • Development of learning goals aligned with curricular standards and addressing bioenergy topics (using three lenses):
    • Forest ecology, with focus on woody biomass production and the mountain pine beetle
    • Atomic-molecular scale carbon transforming processes
    • Bio-fuels production from woody biomass in the Rockies
  • Development and testing of
    • activities including field trips, field and lab research and experiments, and ecological and socioeconomic investigations
    • assessments of student understanding of bio-energy concepts

Classroom modules that use NASA data sets that teachers may use to instruct students about climate change. We take a cross-scale approach, using local demonstrations of climate change effects to put in context regional and even global changes.

The MSP project is a blueprint for a program of research and development for a K-12 curriculum focusing on environmental science literacy - the capacity to understand and participate in evidence-based discussions of the effects of human actions on environmental systems.

Comp Hydro

Teachers engaged in Comp Hydro will be creating lessons plans to model local groundwater issues. Students will engage in physical as well as computer modeling using NetLogo. Students will test groundwater scenarios using NetLogo simulations.