Colorado Front Range GK-12 : connecting kids & ecology


What is GK-12?

Colorado Front Range GK12 brings research on human impacts on ecosystems along the Front Range into K-12 classrooms.

GK12 graduate fellows, K-12 teachers, and university science and mathematics faculty collaborate to provide students with authentic science experiences. Teachers and fellows use inquiry-based methods, which are tied to state standards, to guide students through real-world research projects. Students are actively engaged in the scientific process during in-class projects, data collection in the schoolyard, and field trips to local ecological research sites.




Upcoming Events:

February 27, 2010: Equipment Use Workshop, Poudre Learning Center, 8:30a-4p

March 6, 2010: Physical and Biological Properties of Soil Workshop, location TBA, 8:30a-4p

April 24, 2010: Water and Carbon Workshop, Carter Lake, 8:30a-4p


June 2009, Alex Melendez (Heath Middle School) went to the La Selva field station in Costa Rica to look at soil athropods with scientists from Colorado State University.






October 2009, Bob Faris (Riffenburgh Elementary) went to Thule Air Base in Greenland to look at soil organisms with scientists from UC Santa Barbara and Colorado State University.








WWW GK-12 Website

This project material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE0086443. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Principal Invesitigator for the Colorado Front Range GK12 is John Moore and Co-PI's are Dave Swift, Bill Hoyt, Carol Seemueller, and Ray Tschillard. For more information contact Kim Melville-Smith.

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