Friends of UCAR Projects

Friends of UCAR Projects

80-inch touch screen display installed at the NCAR Mesa Lab in December 2015

 

Exhibits
Mesa Lab Theater Touch Screen80-inch energy efficient touch screen that displays multiple videos for visitors to the NCAR Mesa Lab to view
Learn more about the Mesa Lab Theater – Friends of UCAR’s latest project
I. M. Pei: Creating an Architectural MasterpieceAn exhibit that opened in 2009 featuring the original I. M. Pei architectural model of the Mesa Lab and richly illustrated exhibit panels about Pei, the building, and its significance to the history of architecture
The Walter Orr Roberts TrailInterpretive signs on the weather trail behind NCAR explaining typical Front Range weather phenomena
Guide-by-Cell Audio TourAudio tour that provides English and Spanish-language narratives interpreting the Mesa Lab exhibits, serving nearly 3,000 people annually
Atmospheric Odyssey*Exhibit celebrating NCAR’s 40th anniversary
Earth Bulletins*Large screen video projections in the Climate Discovery Exhibit
Weather Kiosk*An interactive exhibit presenting daily updates of weather and environmental data and images
Digital Sphere*An interactive globe that displays climate models and satellite images
* These exhibit components were on display at the NCAR Mesa Lab for 10+ years and have since been removed.
Educational Resources
Teacher’s Guide to NCAR ExhibitsLesson plans designed to extend learning about the NCAR Mesa Lab exhibits to K-12 teachers and their students
Web Weather for KidsWeb-based, hands-on science activities, information, and animations about dramatic weather events for middle-school students
Events
Super Science SaturdayAn annual fall event at the NCAR Mesa Lab that celebrates science with thousands of children and their families
Bilingual Science Teacher’s Annual Resources Symposium (BSTARS)An event that brought together over 100 bilingual educators to learn about science resources, network, and collaborate on projects and programs