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MULTI is a Community Approach to Engaging Students and Teachers in Effective STEM Education

MULTI (NSF 1615193) has been advancing efforts of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to better understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) by implementing a strategy that purposefully combines educational methodologies based on the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. Students have opportunities to increase knowledge and skills. Pre-service and in-service teachers will participate in sessions that will help them attract and retain students in education pathways to STEM careers. The goal is to modify and refine a community-based model that will comprehensively address teacher preparedness and student participation in STEM fields.

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MULTI Oct 2019 Newsletter

MULTI January 2020 Newsletter

MULTI Workshops

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We are pleased to announce that the MULTI workshops will be available via Zoom for our partners outside of the Denver metropolitan area. 

MULTI Teacher Summer Institute

Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico 

Dates: July 13 to 18, 2020 - Subject to change or cancellation due to national health restrictions

This year the MULTI Teacher Summer Institute will be held at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico!! 

The Rio Mora NWR is a beautiful grassland ecosystem with a river running through it, and a wild bison herd.  The refuge is owned by the USFWS and managed in collaboration with the Denver Zoo.  This course will be conducted in collaboration with the Denver Zoo and the Rio Mora Conservation Science Center staff. 

You will get hands on experience learning environmental field research methods and you will conduct your own research project.  This course will build your capacity and confidence with scientific field research methodologies and give you tools to use with your own students to do fun, educational, hands-on outside scientific learning activities.

Space is limited. A stipend will be offered to participating teachers.

Check back for updates and the application. 

Contact us for an onsite STEM workshop, a STEM speaker, or instructional development assistance.

The MULTI teaching staff and partners are available to assist in the development and instruction of the following STEM topics. For information or to set up a workshop at your location contact Janelle Johnson or Richard Wagner

Additionally, MULTI sponsored student researchers are available to present to your classroom on various topics. 

Possible Topics

  • Physics
    • Mass, volume, and density
    • Gravity
    • Energy
    • Waves
  • Biology
    • Cells
    • Genetics
    • Human biology and health
  • Chemistry
    • Atoms and elements
    • Chemical bonds
    • pH/acid-base reactions
  • Earth Science
    • Rocks and minerals
    • Weather and seasons
    • Soil and erosion
    • Climate change
    • Water
  • Engineering
    • Water treatment and filtration
    • Wetland construction
    • "Build a..." solar water heater, rocket, etc.
  • Ecology
    • Climate changes and ecosystems
    • Grassland and Bison ecology
    • Soil erosion
    • Geography and topography


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