Spur your curiosity
CSU Spur’s programs inspire youth to tackle real world problems through hands-on, experiential education. At CSU Spur, we want students to see themselves as leaders in their homes, schools, and communities — and we want to broaden their exposure to careers so they realize they can be anything they want to be! CSU Spur’s rotating programs connect children to scientists, researchers, veterinary experts, and faculty through live demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and interactive experiences. The future needs these young people, and getting students interested in food, water, and health starts now!
CSU Spur is free and open to all educational groups — school groups, field trips, after-school programs, summer camps — as well as individuals and families looking for a more “self-guided” experience. We look forward to hosting your group at CSU Spur!
- Reservations are required to bring a group to CSU Spur.
- All CSU Spur education programs are FREE to school groups.
- Transportation (bus) reimbursement is available for qualifying schools.
Connecting youth to our future
CSU Spur is made up of three buildings, each with unique and ever-changing educational programs that allow children and families to connect to food, water, and health.
In the Vida building students can observe live veterinary procedures on dogs and cats, horses help with human therapies, and horses build their strength or rehabilitate on underwater treadmills. Vida will provide opportunities to learn about animal and human health through active observation and engagement.
In the Terra building students will connect with where their food comes from by learning about the sustainable food system, controlled agriculture, urban gardening, nutrition, and getting hands-on experience in an on-site teaching kitchen.
In the Hydro building (opening in January 2023) students can connect with Denver Water researchers evaluating water quality, learn about water conservation and sustainability, and take their own water samples and learn about natural environments. An outdoor backyard garden space provides a place for exploration and connects students to the nearby South Platte River.
Free educational experiences
Classroom Programs and Guided Tours
Visit CSU Spur for programs focused on animal health in the Vida building and food and agriculture in the Terra building, both of which are now open to the public. Programs at CSU Spur will offer opportunities for students to engage with veterinary staff leading animal surgeries, virtual reality animal anatomy experiences, and demonstrations of how horses can support human physical and mental health.
School groups are welcome to visit our facility for self-guided tours and experiences. Groups and chaperones will be provided maps and exhibit guides, and tours can be arranged to meet the needs of your group.
The CSU Spur team is building virtual program offerings to complement in-person experiences, and provide curriculum to schools that are unable to visit the site.
Bring CSU Spur to Your School or community event
Can’t make it to Denver? Bring CSU Spur’s curriculum-aligned activities directly to your classroom by filling out the interest form below.
Free STEM loaner kits coming soon.
Bring your school group to CSU Spur
CSU Spur is open year-round and free to visit. Bus scholarships are available for qualifying schools.
Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources. She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues. Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon. Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama. Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.