El Niño

Through readings and activities that utilize real data, students learn to recognize El Niño and its impacts.


From brief encounters with atmospheric science to in-depth research opportunities,the UCAR Center for Science Education works with students of all ages to broaden science understanding.

Learning Zone

How does a cloud form? What’s a sunspot? Why is climate changing? At the UCAR Center for Science Education’s Learning Zone, you can explore these questions and more.

Visit NCAR

Explore weather, climate, art and other exhibits at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory and tour the facility.


Connect with us through monthly topical features, videos, and live webcasts, and explore the breadth of exceptional STEM resources throughout UCAR.


Resources, programs, workshops, and other events for educators

Visit NCAR

Visitor Center with exhibits, field trips, public tours, art galleries, and weather trail

New at Spark

Upcoming workshops, events, webinars, and other happenings


Games, activities, research programs, and background info for students of all ages

learning zone

Activities, Teaching Boxes, videos, games, and more for students and teachers


A portal to UCAR-wide educational offerings: webcasts, videos, monthly features, and more