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Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!

Jamie (bottom right) holding the rocket with a group of CCB youth launching water rockets

Blind people can and are scientists, even though too often blind youth are discouraged or set off to the side in science classes. With that in mind, each year we conduct a Saturday Science Seminar in conjunction with our summer programs. It’s not exclusive, however, as blind youth are invited whether or not they’re in […]

Shout out to @RiceCCL Volunteers!

Students in sleepshades examine the mode of a brain on the table between them

Here’s a shout out to this year’s crew from Rice University in Houston who came to work as volunteers on March 16 and 17. They spend an “Alternative Spring Break” volunteering, first at Winter Park with the NSCD adaptive ski program, and then in Littleton. No, no skiing. At the Center they helped move and […]

Friday’s Fish Flaying

Two sets of blue gloved hands exploring a shark from either side of the table

Okay, it wasn’t that gruesome! But it was the 11th year that Professor Terry Harrison has led a shark dissection at the Colorado Center for the Blind. The idea was, and still is, to give blind youth a chance to get really hands-on with science. In this case, anatomy. Every year, Professor Harrison arrives about […]

Shark Dissection with @ArapahoeCC’s Terry Harrison Friday! #STEM

teacher and student bend over a dog shark

It’s that time of the year. Just as we start to think about turkey and stuffing with cranberries, it’s time for blind kids in the area to get hands-on with shark innards! As he has for more than a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison will lead a shark dissection at CCB on […]

From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

Got about 20 minutes to be wowed? We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), Executive Director Julie Deden always […]

Summer students take their shot with water rockets!

Jamie (bottom right) holding the rocket with a group of CCB youth launching water rockets

Saturday, July 16 was our Summer Science Seminar. With 24 summer youth we divided into three groups and rotated between three science activities. Martin strapped on the Go Pro and followed all three groups through their water rocket activity with Jamie Principato, a blind physics student who just finished her Associate’s degree at Arapahoe Community […]

Shark Dissection Day This Friday!

teacher and student bend over a dog shark

For most of us, the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday doesn’t conjure thoughts of sharks, but it does here at the Colorado Center for the Blind. That’s because for nearly a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison has been conducting his shark dissection here with blind kids from around the Denver Metro […]

Taking a Prehistoric Journey by Touch

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March’s FAST Saturday will involve taking a journey through prehistory with our hands at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Blind kids participating will be putting their hands on actual fossil bones as well as plaster cast replicas – it might even mean holding fossilized dinosaur poop. I said it’s fossilized! it’s all coming […]