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Kids and camp counselor looking at fossils

K-12 outreach

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Geoscience education is for everyone

We offer programs for second graders, high school students, and teachers aimed at supporting an appreciation of our planet and how it works. 

By working with budding scientists and current science students, we hope to broaden their understanding of the scientific process. The programs help students understand Earth and environmental sciences. Programs are free of cost to students and teachers in our local community.



Geokids program

Camp Counselor with group of children

What could be better than a morning of constructing fossils, soil painting, and the lava game? Second grade students from local schools come on a field trip to explore and experience these fun and engaging activities at Stanford.

Young Investigators

High School kids looking at fossils

High school students spend the summer working in research laboratories. The students become involved in existing research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers.

Virtual field trips

Students taking samples at Mono Lake

Students and teachers are invited to explore the world to understand how the Earth works through virtual field trips. They take a variety of forms — virtual field sites, self-guided virtual field trips, and virtual field exercises. Bring your students or friends on a virtual field trip!