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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 2022-23 speakers.

Hands-on science class visits

  • 6th grade

    • Young Hands in Science (10/26/22): How do our body systems communicate with each other to sense and respond to the environment?

    • CU Science Discovery (1/18/23): How do atmospheric conditions create the weather?

    • CU Science Discovery (5/17/23): How can we use environmental and genetic factors to explain changes in organisms?

  • 7th grade

    • Aurora Water (12/7/22): Where does our water come from and how can we conserve it?

    • UC Health (1/25/23): How do we respond to traumatic injuries and cardiac arrest?

    • Denver Museum of Nature and Science (3/8/23): How do our body systems work together in health and disease?

  • 8th grade

    • Fiske Planetarium (10/12/22): How can we visualize the solar system using planetarium and how can we differentiate meteorites from Earth rocks? 

    • CU Anschutz Bioengineering Empowerment Program (1/25/23): How can we construct electrical circuits to power a Martian rover?

    • CU Anschutz Jagannathan lab (3/2/23): How can we extract DNA from organisms?

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

  • Robotics: Mondays 3:30-4:30 PM

  • Gardening: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM

  • Coding: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM

  • Bioscience: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM