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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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

The Mesa, Delta and Montrose/Ouray offices are currently closed due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In-person Extension programming has been cancelled statewide through at least May 17th. We are still available to you, primarily by phone and email. See the Contact Us page to reach out to an Agent or click the link below for more information. Thank you.