Teacher Announcements

UA Teachers - the first teacher professional development for the next program year will be on:

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

We look forward to seeing you all then! More info to come on all other future TPD dates and the registration process.

What is Urban Advantage Metro Denver?

Denver metro area public schools and local science institutions are joining forces on Urban Advantage Metro Denver (UA Metro Denver), a new program designed to improve science literacy among urban middle-school science students.  UA Metro Denver is modeled after the successful New York City Urban Advantage, which was developed by the American Museum of Natural History and the NYC Department of Education.
Denver is proud to be one of the first urban areas beyond New York City to implement Urban Advantage.  The partner organizations for UA Metro Denver are the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Denver, Aurora, and Adams 14 Public School Districts. 
The program provides teachers and students with resources to help students think and explore like scientists.  Urban 7th grade students are encouraged to become critical thinkers by actively engaging in authentic and meaningful science investigations that develop science literacy skills.

Photo Albums

Urban Advantage
Science Celebration

Press Release

The National Science Foundation has awarded Urban Advantage Metro Denver $3.27 million.  For more information please click here.


Today, 8/28/2014
High: 74 Low: 56
Slight chance thunderstorms
67% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2014
High: 83 Low: 55
Chance thunderstorms
32% chance of precipitation.
Need help on your science project? Want to ask a professional scientists a question about the investigation you're conducting? Submit all your questions for Urban Advantage staff and scientists with the STUDENT HELP FORM.