The goal of this
program is to establish the elements of a small weather balloon satellite program
at each school that can be sustained by the school districts at minimal cost.
Specifically, the program provides students an opportunity for practical
experience in remote sensing and data acquisition. It also introduces student
methods of scientific inquiry using real experimental tools through an
introduction to the structure of our atmosphere.
Teachers selected from schools across Arizona form
student teams to design, construct, and launch small balloon payloads that can
robotically measure the physical properties of the Earth's atmosphere as a
function of time during the ascent and descent of a high altitude weather
balloon, such as pressure, temperature, and relative humidity. In addition,
teams imbed a photographic camera in the payload that can be timed to image the
Earth's surface and its atmosphere during the ascent and descent of the
Science Day (ES-Day) is one the college's efforts aimed at getting from middle
school and high school students interested in science and technology; the big
idea here is to "catch them young.”
In October we host a half-day event specially designed
for middle school students to explore engineering though a round-robin on fun
hands-on activities and competitions. In February, we host a longer day of
design competitions and demonstrations from faculty and students for high
for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) offers the following outreach
activities through EEOP:
tribal students with an on-campus pre-college experience with emphasis in
mathematics, science and technology. Saturday Academy goals include teaching
students how to apply mathematics, science, and technology to local
environmental issues, helping students learn about college preparation, the
admissions process and allows them to develop the skills needed for future
encouraged to consider college options following completion of high school.
Students also build mentoring relationships with the college students who serve
as assistant instructors during the various activities.
Native American students a one-week, on-campus pre-college residential
experience. Middle and high school participants explore environmental issues, improve
their technological skills, and build mentoring relationships with college
student assistant instructors.
is a collaborative effort between Northern Arizona University (EEOP-ITEP) and
the sponsoring school districts. School districts interested in developing a
Summer Scholars Program for their students are invited to contact EEOP.
Campus Visits program provides students a week day pre-college
experience with an emphasis in environmental careers and postsecondary
educational opportunities. The Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP)
works with various departments on campus to set up learning activities and
career orientations. Each campus visit is tailored to the individual school's
community still lacks sufficient female representation entering the scientific
research fields at the college level, not for lack of capability or interest,
rather more for the lack of science opportunities presented to them in their
formative high school years.
The purpose of
Girls in Science Summer (GSS) Day Camp is to provide high school girls (ages
13-18) that have a curiosity or interest in science with an opportunity to
learn basic science research techniques develop hypotheses, analyze data and
The camp uses the
popularity of "CSI" as a hook to get teenage girls interested in
science by spending a great deal of time with hands on activities in a mock
Upon completion, these young girls get a glimpse into
the world of crime scene investigation and an understanding of the type of
strong science background that is required to do these types of jobs.
provides Native American students a one-week, on-campus pre-college residential
experience. Middle and high school participants explore environmental issues,
improve their technological skills, and build mentoring relationships with
college student assistant instructors.
Summer Scholars is a collaborative effort between
Northern Arizona University (EEOP-ITEP) and the sponsoring school districts.
School districts interested in developing a Summer Scholars Program for their
students are invited to contact EEOP.
The Traveling Arthropod Show is an excellent way
to bring the excitement of actual living insects, spiders, millipedes,
centipedes and other interesting invertebrates into K-12 classrooms. Students
get the opportunity to have hands on experience with actual living critters.
Discussions and presentation topics vary according to grade level (K and up).