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The UCAR Center for Science Education (UCAR SciEd) serves the geoscience community by amplifying and complementing the work of the U.S. National Science Foundation  National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) member universities by reaching our audiences: K-12 educators, university faculty, students, and the public through excellence in educational programs and experiences.

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We develop state-of-the-art educational experiences that connect NSF NCAR|UCAR science to diverse learners, creating pathways towards a scientifically literate society.


Engaging all learners to explore and understand our changing world.


UCAR SciEd works directly with NSF NCAR to support the implementation of three broad goals:

Goal 1: To inspire, engage, and inform the public about the atmospheric and related science conducted by NSF NCAR and the university community.

Goal 2: To entrain and prepare a highly skilled and diverse workforce in careers in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Goal 3: To support the university community in educating students in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Our Team

UCAR SciEd is comprised of staff with expertise in the atmospheric and related sciences and science education. We are passionate about our mission and strive for excellence in all aspects of our work. Our staff develop educational resources for K-12 classrooms and informal learning, exhibits used by school and public visitors at the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center, and undergraduate student and faculty mentoring programs.


The UCAR Center for Science Education is part of UCAR Community Programs and is funded primarily through the National Science Foundation.