This page is for participants of the 2018 GEO REU Workshop whose travel is not covered by NCAR funds, and is instead covered by funds from your REU award, your institution, or another source.

Register for the Workshop

To assist us with travel planning for participants, please register for the workshop as soon as you are able. Please select the “Participant not supported by NCAR.” This means that your travel is covered by non-NCAR funds, such as your REU award. This will provide us with information on whether you need a hotel room and local shuttle transportation. There is a $100 registration fee to help offset costs. You will be able to get a receipt immediately upon payment.

Timing of the Workshop

Arrival: Please plan to be here in Boulder by the evening of Thursday, Sept. 13th, unless you want to attend the Thursday Pre-workshop on key elements of running an REU, in which case, please plan to arrive on the evening of Wed., Sept.12th

Departure: The workshop goes until 8:30pm on Saturday evening. Go ahead and plan to depart on Sunday morning, Sept. 16th.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Booking a hotel roomPlease complete the workshop registration to register with us that you need a hotel room.  We have a block of rooms at the Residence Inn on Center Green Drive. Make your Reservations here. Our room rate is $169/night plus tax. You will need to use alternative funds (from your REU award, institution, etc.) to get reimbursed.

Shuttles Between the Hotels and the NCAR Mesa Lab

If you are staying at the Residence Inn, you can take the shuttle bus to and from the NCAR Mesa Lab.  If you opt to stay at a different location, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the NCAR Mesa Lab.

Airport Shuttle Reservations

There are several options for getting to your hotel from the airport.  We recommend using the Green Ride Shuttle. Under “Dropoff Location,” choose the “Boulder/Gunbarrel Zone” for the service area, and select your hotel from the list. If it’s not there, please insert the address of the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, which is 3030 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO 80301.

Alternatively, you may rent a car or use Lyft or Uber, which costs about $65 one way between the airport and Boulder. There is also the RTD “AB” bus for $9 each way.  Buses run every hour.


Please note that NCAR is not responsible for covering the cost of your travel.  You will need to seek reimbursement from alternative funds, such as your REU award or institution.

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