Have a Virtual Science Experience

Virtual Offerings

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from welcoming visitors in person, the UCAR Center for Science Education is bringing cool NCAR science to you virtually—from our homes to yours!

We offer live virtual presentations, recorded demos, and Digital Learning Kits for educators and learners in grades K-12. You’ll find suggested age ranges in each program description, but feel free to join any that look interesting, regardless of age!

Our programs are generally offered via Zoom, but other platforms can be used as needed for individually-scheduled presentations.

Please contact the School and Public Programs Team with any questions about our educational programming and resources.

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Virtual Field Trips

Live, interactive K-12 education programs with our Education Specialists.

Meet the Experts Live Q&A with NCAR|UCAR experts

What is it like to work at NCAR? Students can go behind-the-scenes, live with NCAR experts, to ask questions and learn about their work.

Explore NCAR: Live Virtual Tour

Join an NCAR tour guide on a live virtual tour of the NCAR Mesa Laboratory to learn about its history, architecture, and Earth system sciences.

NCAR 360 Virtual Visits

Explore the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center and the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center through a 360° virtual platform, including augmented reality. 

Digital Exhibits

Dig deeper into weather, climate, and more with the online version of the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center exhibits.

Visitor Center Self-Guided Tour

Our free app provides the perfect opportunity to explore the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center at your own pace.

Help K-12 Students Learn About Earth from Home

A collection of UCAR K-12 educational resources to support teachers with distance learning and families who are doing their own instruction about weather, climate, air quality, the Sun and space weather, and other Earth science topics.