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In partnership with world-class scientists and medical professionals at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC), AST Owls EXPLORE, CONNECT, and COMMUNICATE within the world of STEM.

  • EXPLORE scientific fields and opportunities through ongoing hands-on experiences, field trips, and seminars in classrooms and in partnership with AMC.
  • CONNECT core scientific ideas through a project-based curriculum, research and engineering projects, and STEM focused extracurriculars.
  • COMMUNICATE through robust content literacy instruction in all classes and engage in authentic scientific literacy through AMC seminars

If you have any questions, or interest in getting involved you can view our engagement opportunities here and/or email: 


Morning Meeting Science Seminars

Science seminars feature local scientists, engineers, and medical professionals including CU Anschutz employees, parents, and researchers from local companies. Click here to see a list of the 2023-2024 speakers. If you have a potential STEM speaker, please reach out to 

Hands-on science class visits for the 2023-2024 school year!

  • 6th grade

    • 10/20/2023 - Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Mission to Mars  

      This experience will challenge our 6th graders to use teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity to solve problems and design the future of space travel. 

  • 7th grade

    • 10/17 & 10/20 - Sand Creek Regional Greenway: SCRG will visit our classrooms to discuss Colorado ecosystems - we will then walk to Sand Creek to have a hands-on experience!

  • 8th grade

    • Fiske Planetarium (10/19/23): How can we visualize the solar system using planetarium and how can we differentiate meteorites from Earth rocks?  

Field trips

  • 6th Grade: Sand Creek Park (5/3/23): The Aurora Water and Aurora Naturalists groups will meet with 6th graders to explore the natural ecosystems and test water quality at Sand creek park

  • 7th grade: Denver Museum of Nature and Science (4/26/23): The 7th graders will explore how the human body functions in health and disease at the museum.

  • 8th grade: CU Anschutz Animal Research Facility (3/21/23): 8th graders will discover how animal models are used in scientific research.

After-school Clubs

  • Nature Club: Thursdays 3:35-4:50 PM

    Week 1 (Sept. 14) – Nature Walk
    Week 2 (Sept. 21) – Bug Hunt & Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Collection
    Week 3 (Sept. 28) – Water Quality Testing
    Week 4 (Oct. 5) – Vegetation Identification
    Week 5 (Oct. 19) – Trash & Litter Assessment
    Week 6 (Oct. 26) – Reflection & Art Creation