Awards Program Announcement: Museum Student Research Award Program

The Museum supports student research projects with an annual Museum Student Research Award program from the William Burt Fund.  Up to $1200 may be awarded to each successful applicant toward research expenses, including supplies, equipment and travel. The deadline for submission of project proposal and budget is March 1, 2015. Awards are announced April 1, 2015. Information, instructions and forms are found here.

Featured Exhibit: The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness

The Wilderness Act at 50: A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness featuring 20 framed photographs of Colorado Wilderness Areas by acclaimed artist John Fielder. This traveling exhibit is a collaboration between Fielder, Conservation Colorado, The Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, and other non-profit organizations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act.

Special Lecture: John Fielder, Landscape Photographer "A Celebration of Colorado Wilderness"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Citizen Science Project: The Bees’ Needs

The Bees’ Needs is a Citizen Science project of the CU Museum of Natural History. We are studying the diversity and abundance of solitary native bees in communities across the Northern Front Range of Colorado. We give our volunteers Bee Blocks, where their solitary bees can nest, and then we ask them to look at the blocks every two weeks during the breeding season to tell us if they see signs of nesting bees. The native bees that breed in these blocks are docile and unlikely to sting and they are very important components of healthy ecosystems. Learn more about our project and volunteer to join us at