Jim Hakala recently hit the road with bins of fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite. On this trip, the senior museum educator was targeting fourth grade classrooms in northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History.
For some comets, breaking up is not that hard to do. A new study led by Purdue University and CU-Boulder indicates the bodies of some periodic comets – objects that orbit the sun in less than 200 years – may regularly split in two, then reunite down the road.
For Patrick Cruz, studying archaeological sites in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico this summer was a way to hone his skills. But the trip also allowed Cruz, a CU Boulder archaeology graduate student, to retrace the journey his Tewa ancestors made centuries ago.