News

From the Executive Director

Friends of Earth Explorers: The start of the 2012-2013 school year has been big for Earth Explorers. Highlights include: Earth Explorers is becoming a full middle school curriculum at Trail Ridge Middle School this year. This Fall we have over 100 students enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. We added scientists from academia (CU) and the private sector …

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Earth Explorers Becomes a Full Middle School Curriculum!

Driven by student demand and our success over the past two years, we are developing the program into a full curriculum for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont. Initially an afterschool program for seventh and eighth graders during the 2010-2011 school year, the program became a regular for credit course for eighth graders in …

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The Elevations Foundation awards a $5000 grant to Earth Explorers!

The Elevations Foundation awarded Earth Explorers a $5000 grant for their work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Earth Explorers stood out for our unique approach of pairing of student teams with working scientists and the integration of videography. The grant will be used to fund the Earth Explorers program at Trail Ridge Middle School and to support …

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The Road to Hollywood runs through Colorado! Fall 2012 Screenings and Premieres!

It’s that time of year again! Another great semester has flown by and our screenings and premieres for the Fall 2012 semester are here. The students worked tirelessly with their mentors and scientists all semester to write, film, and edit their videos and can’t wait to show off all of their hard work. The big news for the Fall 2012 …

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A House Party Success for the Fall Movie Mogul Campaign!

Jon and Maggi Ward generously hosted a house party for Earth Explorers on November 15th. The party was also in memory of RoseMarie Lauterwasser, Maggi’s mother, who’s birthday was November 15th. We are excited to announce that Earth Explorers raised $1225 so far as a result of the house party. Also, Earth Explorers was able to make more connections in …

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Holiday Event Schedule

Earth Explorers has many exciting events coming up this holiday season. We appreciate all of your enthusiasm and dedication to the organization and hope that these events will provide opportunities for you to share Earth Explorers with your communities. Coming up is our Black Friday event at Panda Express, the Pecan sale at King Soopers, the Fiske Screening and three …

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Come Along on the “Road to Hollywood”

Earth Explorers recently kicked off our Fall Movie Mogul Campaign on November 1st. As an organization, we are excited to be in a period of great opportunity and challenge. We want to invite you, as fellow members of the Earth Explorers team, to become actively involved in our campaign. Every week, we host screenings of the films our talented students …

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Join us for the Fall Movie Mogul Campaign

This fall, the road to Hollywood goes through Colorado as we kick off our Fall 2012 Movie Mogul Campaign, a targeted fundraising effort to support the work of our aspiring middle-school science videographers. We are thrilled to be embarking on this journey, and we look forward to working as a team to achieve our goals as an organization. Each week, …

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Social Capital and Social Media

Earth Explorers introduces students to social capital and social media. Social capital is often understood as the social networks that a person possesses and uses for social purposes. More deeply, it is the knowledge to create, maintain and develop such networks that constitutes real social capital.Social networks provides for those connected a greater flow of information, mutual aid and collective …

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21st Century Skills

For students to become effective leaders, workers and citizens, they need 21st century skills.  In addition to learning core subject matter, such as reading, math and science, students must also learn critical thinking, problem solving, communications and creativity.  Students must also be introduced to life and career skills, like team work, as well as information, media and technology skills. Ensuring …

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