UCAR Center for Science Education

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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.



Programs by UCAR Center for Science Education

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

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Laboratory sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO. This world-class research laboratory focuses on an understanding of Earth system sciences. Explore the...


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Meet the Experts: Predicting the Future with Global Climate Models [FREE] Oct 5 2022

Our planet’s air, ocean, land, humans, and much more are continuously interacting to create our complex Earth system. Climate researchers use Earth system models composed of thousands of math equations run on supercomputers to create an accurate...


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Weather Wow! Hurricane Trackers [FREE]

A new tropical cyclone has been detected in the Atlantic Ocean! Your class of meteorologists-in-training must work collaboratively in teams to track the developing hurricane and make an emergency response plan for a coastal town. Immerse your...


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Weather Wow! Up in the Air [FREE]

Did you know a typical cumulonimbus cloud can weigh 105.8 MILLION pounds?! How does it stay up in the sky?! Explore how the sun affects our Earth’s weather with an interactive experiment comparing hot and cold air. Transform your students into...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


School and Public Programs (SPP) Team   spp@ucar.edu
3090 Center Green Dr
Boulder Colorado 80301
United States


Primary Disciplines

The programs of UCAR Center for Science Education cover:

Career Education