Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

NREL Spring 2015 Seminar Series

"Science Education Beyond Borders:
Immersing Audiences Across the Globe in Science and Research"

NREL strives to create exceptional education and outreach resources, provide opportunities for immersion into scientific research practices, and ensure educational materials are available for diverse audiences. We serve K-12 teachers and students, student clubs and organizations, adult learning communities, adult volunteers, and citizen scientists across the globe. Our mission is to effectively bring our science to various public audiences in innovative and engaging ways. The Spring 2015 Seminar Series will focus on education in science and research conducted by NREL Research Scientists and collaborating partners. Seminar topics will range from the value of research and educational partnerships, methods for providing science education to diverse audiences, the use of writing skills to teach science, broader impacts from an NSF perspective, and environmental literacy.

Seminars will be held every Friday, unless otherwise noted

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Third Floor Conference Rooms - A302-304
Natural and Environmental Sciences Building




Seminar Title

Feb. 6

Greg Newman  NREL

Citizen Science

Feb. 13

Meena Balgopal

 CSU School of Education

Writing to Learn/Writing to Communicate in Science

Feb. 20

DeeDee Wright  Poudre School District

Partnerships and projects

Feb. 27


March 6


March 13

Henry Cholz NSF

NSF Broader Impacts

 March 20

No Seminar - Spring Break 

March 27

Rod Simpson and Amanda Morrison  NREL

 Arctic Education and RETs

April 3

Yamina Pressler and Michelle Bartholomew  NREL/ESS

BANR Education

April 10

Mary Richmond and Randy Boone NREL/ESS

Teacher Research in Kenya/Teaching Science in Guatemala

April 17


April 24

Shinichi Asao and Nell Campbell NREL

EcoPress: What we've learned about science communication

May 1

Andrew Warnock

College of Natural Sciences and Outreach Center

 A Hands-on Session with the EOC STEM Kits: A Successful Broader Impacts Strategy

May 8



An archive of past seminar series can be viewed here.