Light up, light up…

Christmas time is coming and all cities and homes get dressed up with lights. Thanks to the invention of affordable and highly efficient, energy-saving LED lights, homeowners do not longer have to worry about there energy bills at the end of the months since then. But as researchers recently revealed in the Science Advances, the weiterlesen…

Visit from an interstellar cigar

As I heard the message this morning, it didn’t really capture me immediately: An interstellar asteroid that passed through our solar system. It was first detected Oct. 19 by the telescope at the University of Hawaii and is going to visit our solar system until January 2019. The asteroid was named ‚Oumuamua, which is the weiterlesen…

Fracking – Exploration at any costs?

Everyone is relying on oil for the car or gas for heating in one or the other way. Bur are well pads near schools and pipelines running underground through cities and residential areas a good way to make use of this resources? By September 2017, 2479 new drilling permits were issued in Colorado. And by weiterlesen…

Will Denver’s Green Roof mandate pose a threat to public schools?

The Denver Green Roof mandate will put more green atop city buildings, but might end up leaving less green in schools. The mandate, which becomes effective January 1, 2018, requires a roof garden or a combination of a green roof and a solar energy collection system on every new building with a gross floor area weiterlesen…

Miers new school board member for District E, winning over Vlachos and Rawat

Who had ever thought of a school board race as funny, a possibility to meet lots of interesting people and learn about oneself? That is exactly how Dean Vlachos, school board candidate for Boulder Valley’s School Board District E, describes his candidacy. Although he finally didn’t win the race, he is taking the campaign as weiterlesen…

An endorsement, an E-Mail and lots of questions

Several recommendations concerning Boulder Valley’s school board elections have been published so far. One endorsement, enunciated by the Boulder Valley Education Association, raises questions.   The association represents all certified employees of the school district, including the teachers and most of the administrators. They endorsed Kitty Sargent, Dean Vlachos and Tina Marquardt as future school weiterlesen…

Boulder Country Day School presents high school opportunities to middle school students and their families

For the fourth year in a row Boulder Country Day School opened its doors for boarding schools around the country and local Boulder/Denver High Schools. More than 60 boarding schools from 21 states and 16 local schools from Boulder County and Denver presented themselves to middle school students and their families during the Boulder Country weiterlesen…

Wild Bear Nature Center’s way in the nature

Wild Bear Nature Center in downtown Nederland wants to move into the nature of Mud Lake Open Space. But former mining at this site made their property uninhabitable. The meeting with the Sustainability Advisory Board on Thursday, September 28, at the Community Center in Nederland was one step further for Wild Bear on its way weiterlesen…

Map / Infographic Assignment

This week we had to play around with data. Because I need this for another class, I focused on how schools in Colorado are financed. Schoolview provides a lot of school related data, so I didn’t have struggles to find them. Creating the map itself was pretty easy, too. I used my maps (google) for weiterlesen…

Video Project

This week’s assignment was to create a short video. We were given a script and then had to go out and shoot some B-Roll. This was the most funny part of the work and in the end we had several footage. Unfortunately, we didn’t adjust the white balance, so all of our material had a weiterlesen…