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Provider

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Contact Information

Primary

Teresa Eastburn
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: (303) 497-1000
Email: eastburn@ucar.edu

Secondary

Raj Pandya
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80303

Phone: (303)497-1000
Email: pandya@ucar.edu

General Information

Website: spark.ucar.edu
Screenshots / Demo: spark.ucar.edu/video/air-planet-people-0
Type of Organization: Other
NSF-sponsored science Laboratory
Organization is best described as: Non-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: since 1960
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Content Curriculum Programs
Professional Development
Technology
21st Century Skills
Specific Content Area :
STEM

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

BVSD, Samantha Messier, District Science Coor.
Adams12, Kellie Lauth, District Science Coor.
SVVSD, Elzbieta, District Science and MESA coordinator
(many many more)

Recent References:

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Naturalists Professional Development, David Sutherland and Lynne Sullivan, Education and Outreach Coordinators/Community Outreach
303-441-3440
Individuals above

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

We offer numerous webinars and workshops through NSTA, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and through conferences and symposiums held nationally. Please feel free to contact NSTA webinar coordinators to confirm.

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

UCAR/NCAR is a consortium of over 100 member universities and is an international leader in the atmospheric and related sciences as well as in Earth system modeling, big data, and computational thinking. We are an NSF-sponsored laboratory, founded in 1960 with approximately 2200 staff and 800 scientists, engineers, programmers, and educators. Please learn more at our website: www.ucar.edu.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Nearly all members of our educatonal division are either PhD scientists in their own right or former classroom teachers with masters degrees or higher in a STEM or STEM-related field.

Cost:

Most educational offerings are free.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

We offer transportation scholarships and a variety of research experiences for students and educators, many for under-represented populations. We also work closely with many tribal colleges within the US. GLOBE, NSDL, DLESE, COMET are just a few of our educational programs.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Assessments always take place across all programs offered, with methods designed to ensure unbiased valid data. We use a variety of resources: surveys, outside reviewers, questionnaires for participants...

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

webinars
research experiences
field trips/tours
internet video conferencing with scientists, field campaigns, etc.
Professional development
conferences; workshops

500-1000 Students:

webinars
research experiences
field trips/tours
internet video conferencing with scientists, field campaigns, etc.
Professional development
conferences; workshops

1000+ Students:

web resources
educational resources
digital learning services

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