Engaging all learners to explore and understand our changing world About Us Explore Weather and Climate What's a sunspot? Can we stop climate change? How does air pollution form? Visit the Learning Zone to explore these questions and more. Learning Zone Visit our hub for short articles, interactives, classroom activities, and media to help you learn how the Earth works. Image Gallery View the photos, diagrams, and graphics used throughout the Learning Zone. Videos Watch a video in our expansive media library. Games and Simulations Expand your learning through virtual games and simulations. Visit the Learning Zone Do Science! Learn how you can help make science happen. Atmospheric Science Career Profiles Learn more about what atmospheric science professionals do for their jobs. Job Shadow Guide A job shadow is a learning experience that takes place at a business or organization in your community. Become a SOARS Protégé Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. More Information for Aspiring Scientists Join Us for a Tour, Program, or Event Visit the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO for exhibits, tours, field trip programs, hiking trails, and our annual science festival. NCAR Public Tours Exploring NCAR's Mesa Laboratory and Visitor Center is a fun and educational way to spend some time in the Denver metro area. School Field Trips to NCAR A field trip to the NCAR Visitor Center is a fun way for your class to learn about weather, the atmosphere, climate, Sun and space weather, and more! Virtual Field Trips Live, interactive K-12 education programs with our Education Specialists. Visitor Center Self-Guided Tour Our free app provides the perfect opportunity to explore the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center at your own pace. Visit NCAR Discover K-12 Resources Free resources for K-12 instruction, from short lessons to curriculum units. Teachers Supporting weather and climate learning, The UCAR Center for Science Education provides online educational resources and professional development opportunities for educators. Teaching Boxes Teaching Boxes are collections of classroom-ready and standards-aligned activities, content, and multimedia that build student understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math. Classroom Activities Keep learning active and fun with our collection of more than 100 lessons for students about our planet, its weather, and climate. More Information for Teachers Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture Annual lecture given as part of UCAR/NCAR’s public outreach Sign Up for K-12 News The UCAR Center for Science Education newsletter is published several times a year. Sign up to get information directly in your inbox.