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…

Where have all the insects gone…

A study published October 18, 2017 in the PLOS one magazine, describes an alarming scenario: Over 75 percent of flying insects have disappeared in the last 27 years. Researchers measured total biomass of flying insects caught in traps, which were located in 63 nature protection areas in Germany. Although protected areas were chosen to control weiterlesen…

Tell a story in five pictures

The assignment for week 7 was to tell a story in five pictures. In my opinion, this assignment was pretty easy, because we could choose people we know and arrange them in a story, we want to tell. Finding a story was no problem for me. I chose a story that included two rather difficult weiterlesen…

How to communicate climate change?

Last week, we discussed what the most efficient and proper way could be to write about science and especially climate change. Could local newspapers implement science news even, if they could not pay (or attract) a science journalist? How to represent proportions properly when discussing controversies? How to respond to climate change deniers? Are catchy weiterlesen…

Yes and No

Our second photo-assignment challenged me more than the first one: We should ask at least ten people, if we can photograph them. As a result, we should have at least five people saying „No“ and five saying „Yes“. In my opinion, this was a very effective rule, because even if we meet a person saying weiterlesen…

Capture the scene

Last week we were assigned to go out and took pictures of a „scene“. My first thought was: Wow, this is a pretty funny and easy assignment. But then it turned out that it was much more difficult than I had imagined. Mainly, because it was raining on my „event-day“ and I would not shot weiterlesen…

About a baby – or: The day of the dead mouse

It was cold, when we wake up this morning and we got a good sense of how fall will feel up here in the mountains. My husband was still asleep, but my little daughters wanted to make breakfast, so I peeled off my warm and comfort bed. When we were entering the living room, I weiterlesen…