Explore NCAR: Live Virtual Tour of the National Center for Atmospheric Research [FREE]

by  UCAR Center for Science Education

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Laboratory sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO. In addition to being an amazing architectural landmark designed by I.M. Pei, this world-class research laboratory focuses on an understanding of Earth system sciences including atmosphere, weather, climate and the Sun, which is the ultimate source of energy for Planet Earth. Explore the NCAR Mesa Laboratory and the importance of Earth systems to our society with a live NCAR guide on this interactive, virtual tour.

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30minutes-1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Please make requests at least 2 weeks in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There are no cancellation fees, but cancellation notification is required. We ask that you notify us of a cancellation as soon as possible so that we can offer the opportunity to another group in your place. If you fail to notify us of a program cancellation, it may impact your ability to book future programs. No penalty for programs cancelled due to weather-related or similar school closures.

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UCAR Center for Science Education

Boulder, Colorado
United States

The UCAR Center for Science Education amplifies and complements the work of the National Science Foundation's National Center for Atmospheric Research, by offering educational resources and programs for students and the general public. 

We provide a range of digital and in-person learning opportunities to engage K-12 students and teachers in explorations of atmospheric, weather, climate, and related Earth system sciences.

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Program Details


Join a science educator for a live tour of the NCAR Mesa Laboratory Visitor Center, including a virtual 360 tour, informative videos, and interactive Q&A.


The participants will:
-understand the role NCAR plays in the scientific community and our society
-explore the unique architecture, science, and exhibits the NCAR Mesa Lab has to offer
-ask questions important to them about earth sciences, architecture, or NCAR