Keep It Clean Partnership

Community Partners

Work with E Movement community partners to get access to volunteers, professionals, and curriculum to augment your teaching.

  • AQ Treks

    AQTreks empowers youth to protect the air by gathering and sharing air pollution data. This hands-on experience allows students to use Personal Air Monitor’s (PAM) to measure air pollutants along “treks” they design and carry out. One PAM can transmit real-time data to over 100 smartphones, allowing an entire class to actively participate in each trek. Once returning to the classroom, students can upload their data to the AQTreks database, analyze their numbers and compare data to other schools around the country.

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  • CIRES Education and Outreach

    CIRES Education and Outreach helps people connect with science through education, outreach, and engagement. We work to prepare and inspire the next generation of scientists and to strengthen scientific literacy across society.

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  • Kilt Farm

    Touring Kilt Farm provides students with a fun outdoor learning experience about agriculture, plants, soil and health. Kilt views soil as one of the most vibrant ecosystems that often goes unnoticed. Come to learn about how they grow food or walk through their seven-acre organic farm with over 100 varieties of vegetables. Kilt Farm helps students gain a valuable understanding of vibrant ecosystems and growing healthy food.

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  • Partners for a Clean Environment

    The Boulder County Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) program is the one-stop-shop for all things business sustainability. A PACE Advisor can come speak to your class about what organizations can do to be leaders in the environmental movement. Topics cover best practices and achievements in energy efficiency, waste diversion, water conservation and alternative transportation.

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  • Big Green

    Big Green is a national non-profit dedicated to building a healthier future for kids across America. Big Green aims to improve the health of students and communities by creating experiential learning and garden based education opportunities in low-income schools. Check out Big Green’s free resources through the link below. For example, Teachers hoping to engage students in an existing garden at their school can access materials by exploring the “Teaching in your Garden” drop-down menu.

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  • National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

    The National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), operated by Battelle, provides open data to understand changing ecosystems. NEON’s learning opportunities page provides data tutorials, teaching modules, workshops and mentoring networks to help educators get NEON data into their curriculum. NEON’s website also provides links to relevant K-12, and Citizen Science activities that support teaching NEON-related concepts such as change over time and space, water sampling and bird identification.

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  • Ollin Farms

    Ollin Farms wants students to join them in the journey of discovery. Kena, the leader of the educational programs, believes kids learn best when they are in an active and safe environment. Tours and field trips are available weekdays May through October, and can include a variety of hands-on activities that can be tailored to specific curriculum of teachers. Examples of topics are healthy eating, water conservation, photosynthesis, and erosion.

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  • NOAA

    The NOAA Education Portal is a great resource for both classroom resources and teacher opportunities like NOAA Teacher at Sea! The NOAA education community includes programs, offices, partners, and passionate individuals that represent the breadth of NOAA’s mission areas. Discover curricula, lesson plans, and real-time data to bring NOAA science into your classroom. Opportunities are for students and teachers of all levels.

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  • NOAA Boulder

    NOAA Boulder, hosts Science On a Sphere (SOS), a captivating and engaging global science literacy tool invented in Boulder, CO. SOS is used to teach all ages about earth and space science using datasets like real-time weather, hurricanes, tsunamis, planets and more! Come tour NOAA Boulder and experience SOS, Space Weather Prediction Center, National Weather Service and more.

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  • Fiske Planetarium

    The Fiske Planetarium, located on the campus of the University of Colorado, is a perfect place to enrich the science education of students. Fiske offers both off and on-site experiences for K-12 students. Onsite experiences range from recorded planetarium shows, to live star talks, to lab activities, and entertaining laser shows.

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  • INSTAAR

    The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) is a scientific research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder focused on change in earth and environmental systems. Research, education and science leadership activities center around topics such as water, climate, ecosystem resilience, rocky mountain resources, and biodiversity. Faculty and graduate students frequently design and conduct hands-on projects with students, visit school classrooms, and provide classroom activities.

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  • CU Science Discovery

    CU Science Discovery is an education and outreach organization founded in 1983 to heighten K-12 students’ interest in science. They coordinate an array of programs for students, teachers and the general public. Each program utilizes CU scientific expertise, equipment, resources, and graduate or undergraduate students in order to provide a unique STEM learning experience.

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  • John Rodell

    John Rodell is a retired engineer with nearly forty years of experience working in the nuclear industry. He has a MS in Nuclear Engineering and began his career designing and building nuclear powerplants. He has over 25 years of experience working at numerous Department of Energy sites, including Rocky Flats. Contact John to schedule a lecture for students on “The Environmental Legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Nuclear Power Industry.”


    Email:JWRodell@outlook.com

    Phone: 720-227-1956

     

  • Leave No Trace

    The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics works to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center offers many age-relevant resources for educators, including free curriculum, discussion guides and program quality tools that activate youth stewardship and responsibility in the outdoors.

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  • Boulder Valley Inspiring Connections Outdoors

    Boulder Valley ICO provides safe and fun nature outings and wilderness adventures to youth in Boulder County, Longmont, and Denver who would not otherwise have these opportunities. It is a 100% volunteer-run outreach program of the Sierra Club. Participants go backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, birding, and snowshoeing. Our most popular outings include caring for wolves at a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado and backpacking in Canyonlands National Park.

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  • The Human Element

    Earth Vision Film created an educational curriculum to accompany their documentary, The Human Element, that is available to educators free of charge. The curriculum consists of six comprehensive lesson plans centered on distinct sections of the film, which has been divided into shorter clips to fit into standard class periods. Through compelling scientific and visual evidence, students will learn how the Anthropocene—the current epoch of systemic human change in the environment—is affecting four foundational elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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