Ute STEM videos page

Ute STEM Field Work Videos

In the summer of 2017 and 2018, Ute elders, Ute youth, and scientists visited sites in the Western Slope and the San Luis Valley in Colorado, and explored the intersections between Traditional Ute Ecological Knowledge and science, technology,  engineering, and math (STEM). 

This nine-part video series forms an educational, digital exhibition of the Ute STEM project. Follow along with the young people who participated in the project and learn with them about the history, culture, and traditional knowledge of the Ute of Colorado.

The videos are part of the Ute STEM Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, which is a collaboration between the three Ute Tribes, History Colorado and scientists.


Ute Knowledge & Science

In these three short videos, Ute elders and scientists discuss and share knowledge of historic Ute sites in Western Colorado, filmed Summer 2017.


Ute Ethnobotany in the San Luis Valley

Three short videos highlight Ute Indian traditional knowledge and use of plants, filmed in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado in Summer 2018.


Ute Youth Voices on Traditional Knowledge & Science

In these three short videos, Ute youth talk about the integration of traditional Ute knowledge and STEM practice, and the importance of preserving historic sites. Filmed summer 2017 and summer 2018.