How to monitor your well water
Use this free Colorado Water and Energy Research Center guide to understand and test your water quality
A Grad Student's Life on Antarctica
Come along on Alex Mass' adventures in the highest latitudes and coldest temperatures on Earth
Virtually visit the Dry Valleys
Read grad student Alia Khan's posts on the New York Times "Scientist at Work" blog
Google Earth tour & interactive map
Swoop through our Critical Zone Observatory research sites
Diatom identification and ecology
Identify freshwater diatoms from your local rivers and streams, or browse across the country.
Visit the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Grad students working in Antarctica share what working in the field is really like.
Science Explorers Program
Grades 5-8 curriculum on how water, wildfire, and snow interact with the landscape.
Taxa & samples from the Dry Valleys
Antarctic diatoms photographed, described, and mapped.
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