Plans are underway for an exciting, full-day Alpine Hydrology workshop in Durango, Colorado. Join scientists from CU-Boulder as they guide workshop attendees through cutting-edge research from the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site. These researchers are changing what we know about the limits of survival for microorganisms found within the extreme environments located in high elevations, and availability of limiting nutrients across the Colorado alpine.
Workshop attendees will:
- Discover new ways to bring the Colorado alpine into the classroom.
- Explore the links between human activities and biogeochemical cycles, such as the carbon and nitrogen cycles, and how they affect the quality of the Colorado water supply.
- Take a new look at the nitrogen and carbon cycles, and the microbial communities that drive them to life.
- Learn new ways to bring research and hands-on/minds-on activities for grades 6-16 into the classroom.
This all-day event is open to teachers and informal educators. But we need your input in order to finalize the details.
Help us set the date and plan the agenda by taking this 4-question survey. Be sure to indicate if you’re interested in receiving graduate/continuing ed credit for attending. Please respond to the online survey by August 22nd.
This workshop is made possible by the Mountain Studies Institute, in partnership with Biological Sciences Initiative, ScienceLIVE, Learn More About Climate, and National Science Foundation (Dust on Snow Grant).