Published: Sept. 29, 2015

GES faculty member giving a talk to an elementary school classThird and fourth grade students at Prospect Valley Elementary in Wheatridge, CO got to learn science from CU Denver faculty over the course of last year as a part of the Girls STEM Club. The club was set up as collaboration with the Jefferson County (Jeffco) School by CU Denver by Associate Professor and Director of the MS Environmental Sciences Program Frederick Chambers and Senior Instructor Amanda Weaver. Both Chambers and Weaver presented their research on weather and GPS to the club, as did Assistant GES Professor Christy Brilles – (who brought in microscopes so the students could to look at pollen), Chair of Geography and Environmental Sciences Deborah Thomas presented on GIS monitoring, and CLAS Dean Pamela Jansma taught the students about earthquakes. Parents, teachers, and Jeffco School Board member Jill Fellman were also in attendance. Overall the collaboration was a great success in its first year, and all involved look forward to continuing it this school year.