A destination for all curious people
When a student walks into CSU Spur, they put into action what they’ve learned in the classroom. Adults connect their passions for food, the environment, and health and wellness with the latest research and innovation, or learn new skills in our kitchen and garden. Visitors have front-row seats to see scientists working on new technologies or watch experts grow food using advanced technology. Kids will press their faces to the glass as veterinarians care for animals.
There’s so much to learn. Join us!
A place for student inspiration
CSU Spur is home to fresh, hands-on education for learners of all ages. Programs change regularly, ensuring that visitors have a new experience each time they visit. For students, day trips are offered in a variety of interactive tracks related to food, water, health, and art. At CSU Spur, all educational offerings are tied to grade-relevant curricula, and students have an opportunity to understand the true impact of human actions, and problem solve around pressing global challenges.
A place for community
CSU Spur hosts classes, workshops, and events — open to all, and responsive to community-identified needs and interests. Every day at CSU Spur is different — the campus is a platform for CSU institutions to share outreach activities and for partner organizations to deliver public programs.
A place for lifelong education
Continuing our dedication to educating all people — young and old, lifelong learners, and curious residents — CSU Spur provides certification, professional development, and continuing education programs in a variety of subjects. CSU Spur also offers specialized master’s degrees, like a Master’s in Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship with a connection to the CSU Spur Ag Innovation Center.
A place for nature
Located on the banks of the South Platte River, CSU Spur is the perfect place to breathe in some fresh air and connect with nature in the city. Relax with a coffee in the Backyard at the CSU Spur Hydro building, while a group of fourth graders run by in galoshes, headed to take water samples at the river with their teacher.
A place for research
CSU Spur is a place for the world’s foremost experts to work together toward solutions for humanity’s greatest challenges. A unique urban setting will allow researchers to discover new water treatment technologies, enhance soil health, and understand complex ecosystems. We’ll share their discoveries with CSU Spur visitors — connecting scientists directly with the public.
Inside CSU Spur, scientists will come together to tackle research issues in water quality, food safety and security, and the translation of veterinary medicine to novel treatments for human health. The CSU Spur campus will also have outdoor research opportunities around the revitalized South Platte River, community learning gardens, and green roof spaces.
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.