Critical Zone Observatory
The Boulder Creek Critical Zone is one of six groups funded by the National Science Foundation to study how water, atmosphere, ecosystems, and soils interact and shape the Earth's surface. The Boulder Creek CZO includes the Green Lakes Valley as one of their main study sites (pictured above), which is shaped by glaciation and other erosional processes. Additional information can be found on their website.
Field courses are designed to provide students a hands on field research experience. Enrollment is low and each course emphasizes informal interaction with the instructors and fellow students. Course credit is readily transferable to other institutions and meets the application requirement for CU's Environmental Studies program.
2017 Winter Course...