Members of the public on a tour of the NCAR Mesa Lab


NSF NCAR Education, Engagement & Early-Career Development's (EdEC) public engagement ensures that NSF NCAR’s scientific research remains relevant, accessible and engaging.

Our scientists work with the public and host several events to enhance understanding of NSF NCAR science, demonstrate the value of research, and forge connections with K-12 schools, universities and research institutions to inspire future generations of STEM research.

We welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds to visit our research centers or attend our NSF NCAR Explorer Series to hear about the latest findings directly from our world-renowned scientists. NSF NCAR EdEC also features a Traveling Climate exhibit that can be hosted by schools, museums, and libraries.

Public Engagement Opportunities

NSF NCAR Explorer Series Lectures

Engage with scientists and learn about the latest research advancements.

NSF NCAR Explorer Series Science, Arts, and Culture

Celebrate the wonders of nature, and learn about the people of NSF NCAR and UCAR, and their career paths.

Traveling Climate Exhibit

Take a journey through climate change with a visit to the exhibit Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes.

NSF NCAR 360 Virtual Visits

Explore NSF NCAR facilities through a 360° virtual platform, including augmented reality.

Visit Us

Come by our facilities in Boulder, Colorado or Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A child at UCAR SciEd's Super Science Saturday

UCAR Center for Science Education

The SciEd website is full of resources based on NSF NCAR science. There are games, activities, and videos targeted to students of all ages, as well as teaching boxes and lesson plans crafted for the classroom.

Visit SciEd