At ESR, our scientists recognize the importance of communicating their knowledge and their passion directly with the public. Outreach and education are therefore integral parts of our efforts.

We offer educational programs and participate in a wide range of community outreach efforts, from science fairs to school talks. Find out more about our programs below:


Earth and Space Research – Lakeside Summer Research Institute

A four week course aimed at engaging high school students in research in the geosciences through mentored research projects.

Community Outreach

ESR scientists have developed a fun hands-on exhibit, called Density and the Oceans, that we take to schools, stem fairs, and festivals to teach kids about this amazing part of our planet.

We also  share our experiences through our online photo galleries, fieldwork journals, and public talks in schools and other venues.

If you would like ESR at your STEM event, or would like to inquire about education and outreach opportunities, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Susan Howard.