Educational Resources

Student observes water sample. copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

List of UCAR sponsored programs and websites promoting science education including images, visualizations and educational resources. Additional educational and professional resources within the UCAR/NCAR/UCP organization are available online.

WebsiteDescription
COMET ProgramCOMET is a world-wide leader in support of education and training for the environmental sciences, delivering scientifically relevant and instructionally progressive products and services.
Digital Library for Earth System EducationDLESE is made up of a wide variety of resources, collections, and services. DLESE's educational resources include lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models and resources, and virtual field trips lab activities - in short, any web-accessible teaching or learning material.
Globe Program The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.
NCAR Visualization & Enabling Technologies SectionThe Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section (VETS) is focused on knowledge development - the post-computational phase of science where data moves to information, discovery, and communication. The VETS program includes large-scale data analysis and visualization, web environments and infrastructure, collaborative environments, grid technology, and education and outreach. These resources are posted on youtube channel.
National Science Digital LibraryThe National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a national network of digital environments dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for all learners, in both formal and informal settings.
UCAR Center for Science EducationThe UCAR Center for Science Education helps to connect the advances and innovations developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the UCAR Member Universities to the needs and priorities of a diverse people by helping them to learn, understand, and apply these advances and innovations.
UCAR Digital Image LibraryThe UCAR Digital Image Library provides access to unique photographs and illustrations of atmospheric and solar phenomena, pollution, clouds, research instruments, field projects, landscapes, educational settings, the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory and surrounding sites in Boulder, Colorado.