Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

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Easy to follow lesson plans and activities for all educators. Please contact STEM/K12 Agent Stephanie Lamm if you have questions or need additional resources.

STEM Lesson Plans:

Embryology (Chicken Hatching) – Full Lesson Plan (5+)

Chicken Embryology Kits (including the incubator) are available for check out from each TRA office. Please contact Stephanie for more info and to RSVP your kit.


Additional Lessons:


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Hollow Mask Illusion – Full Instructions

Paper Chromatography – Full Instructions

Paper Engineering ~ The Mobius Strip! – Full Instructions

Paper Mathematics ~ Pentominoes – Full Instructions

Paper Spinning Tops – Full Instructions

Physics of a Football Kick – Full Lesson Plan

The Shell-Less Egg: Acid Base Reactions & Osmosis – Full Lesson Plan

ViralCycles – 6 lessons on what viruses are, how they come about, and how youth can stay healthy during this pandemic.

ViralCycles is a 6 part series that was developed during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. In this series, we discuss everything from virus education, to health and protective measures kids can take to prevent illness. COVID-19 is specially discussed in the final lesson.

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.