December 2016 – Completed

Explorations in Yeast

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High – 1200 W Cheyenne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

*We will relocate part-way through the day to:

Ivywild -1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (

A brewer, a baker…but no candlestick maker. Love makes the world go round, but what makes bread so fluffy and beer so fizzy? It’s yeast we have to thank. And it’s yeast that we’ll devote our workshop to.

Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with yeast and try out inquiry lab activities that can easily be used in the classroom. We’ll meet with a local baker about the importance of yeast in baking, and we’ll speak with a microbiologist with a local brewery about how yeast is used in brewing beer. Participants will walk away with resources that can be used with students in the classroom!