Explore Our Science

  • Proxy Pals

    Trading card game

    Collect sets of critter and environment cards and challenge your fellow scientists

  • Citizen science and pikas

    Monitor pika in the alpine

    Get into the mountains to collect data about this key indicator species for climate change in the high alpine.

  • From the Field: Pikas!

    Follow us on our pika adventures

    Meet the students of Team Pika, and come along on their adventures in the high alpine

  • TundraCam

    Steerable mountain webcam

    Niwot Ridge LTER camera surveys the tundra, Continental Divide, and experiments outside the Tundra Lab.

  • Gas Patch Residents: Test Your Water

    How to monitor your well water

    Use this free Colorado Water and Energy Research Center guide to understand and test your water quality

  • Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

    Anticipating Surprises

    Delve into a new report on large shifts in climate that can take place within decades or even years

  • Biotic Change on the Front Range

    Weeds and Weevils Unit - High School

    Case studies of invasive plants and biological control agents in a hands-on high school science unit

  • Biotic Change on the Front Range

    Weeds & Weevils Unit - Middle School

    Explore how life cycles influence interactions between grassland organisms in this hands-on middle school unit

  • The Last Degrees

    A Grad Student's Life on Antarctica

    Come along on Alex Mass' adventures in the highest latitudes and coldest temperatures on Earth

  • The Boulder Stand

    Independent student-run news

    Read about science and the environment in the West in paper run by CU Boulder students

  • Stream Team Adventures in Antarctica

    Virtually visit the Dry Valleys

    Read grad student Alia Khan's posts on the New York Times "Scientist at Work" blog

  • My Water Comes from the Mountains

    Water science for grades 2-6

    Children's books and associated artwork and activity kits are set in Colorado and the Western states