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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Events, News, Professional Development | Comments Off on eNetColorado eNews

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) Distance Learning


DMNSDO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER, INTERNET CONNECTION, AND A WEBCAM?  Fantastic! With just those simple tools, ANY Colorado school can take advantage of our award-winning Virtual Classes, FREE through May 31, 2014.  (Click on Course titles for links.)

  • Virtual Art Station: Titan – Grade 1-8 – Merging Space Science and Scientific Illustration. Students and teachers will learn how to capture their own Titan investigations using scientifically accurate illustrations.
  • Virtual Heart – Grade 3-5 or 6-8 – Participate in activities and make observations to learn how the circulatory system works. Explore heart anatomy as you observe a sheep heart dissection which takes a close look at concepts behind how our heart works and the many parts of the circulatory system working together.
  • Virtual Lung – Grade 3-5 or 6-8 – Participate in activities and make observations to learn how the lungs of the respiratory system work. Observe a sheep lung dissection which takes a close look at the gas exchange in our lungs.
  • Virtual New Me: Puberty – Grade 5-6 – Explore puberty during a sensitive, respectful, coed discussion led by a professional educator. Discuss the physical and emotional changes of growing and changing.
  • Virtual You’ve Got Guts – Grade 3-5 or 6-8 – How do your guts work? From saliva to bile and rugae to villi, explore the unusual and sometimes gross parts of your digestive system, a.k.a. your guts. Culminate your study as you observe the dissection of a frog digestive system.

FILL OUT THE DISTANCE LEARNING REQUEST FORM ONLINE TODAY or call 303.370.6453, M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, click here.


University of Colorado – Professional Development

CU Anthropology Dept. to Host Archeology Lecture: Futurescapes of the Late Archaic
– Distinguished Archaeology Lecturer, Dr. Kenneth Sassaman from the University of Florida, will discuss “How Humans Dealt with Sea-Level Rise in the Long Term.” Learn about Native American societies of 3000 to 5000 years ago and how they used the history encoded in the Gulf Coast landscape to call upon past experiences for future planning. Dr. Sassaman will share how their society’s vision of the future is reflected in the responses to sea-level rise. DATE: Saturday, January 25 7:00 – 9:00pm, free Co-sponsored by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.  Fore more information, please click here.

Exploring the Aurora through Art & Writing – Come learn about Space Weather and how it relates to Earth’s climate. This one-day workshop for elementary teachers and educators will explore the Sun-Earth connection, the role Earth’s magnetic field plays, and how space weather influences our planet in very real ways. This workshop will draw upon the Dancing Lights suite of standards-based activities. Materials for the classroom will be provided along with information about an exciting student contest planned for Spring 2014. WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd 9am to 4pm, $10 For more information and registration, please click here.

Arctic Climate Connections – Register now for the next CIRES Education & Outreach Teacher Professional Development Workshop. This new, data-driven curriculum will focus on Arctic climate and how that climate affects our lives. The curriculum embraces the three-dimensional approach used in the Next Generation Science Standards, with participants discussing alignment and pedagogical approaches. The workshop will also feature a presentation by a CIRES scientist describing his work in the Arctic. A stipend and continuing education credit are available. DATE: Saturday February 22, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm at CU Boulder.  For more information and registration, please click here.

Upcoming Webinars – FREE Webinars Address Extreme Weather Events – The webinar series Climate Conversations continues with two more live streaming events. On March 5, 2014 (click here) tune in as NOAA scientists Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin P. Hoerling discuss the attribution of extreme weather in the context of climate change. The April 16 , 2014 (click here) webinar will feature Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth, a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dr. Trenberth is a leader in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) assessments and in the World Climate Research Programme.



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