At the School of Earth and Space Exploration, we are committed to science literacy. While we are usually able to offer K-12 field trips and related activities in person, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued our activities via virtual platforms, which are free and open to the public, teachers, and students. Check out details on these activities on our EVENTS PAGE. For additional educational resources from throughout ASU, visit ASU for You.
K-12 Field Trip Program
In an effort to ensure everyone’s safety and health at this time, the School of Earth and Space Exploration has suspended onsite visits, however we have K-12 content available to create a virtual classroom experience.
The School of Earth and Space Exploration continues to be a resource for science classes from kindergarten through high school. Our science and technology content has been structured as a virtual visit to classrooms operating as online or in class or hybrid models. The virtual platform offers near limitless flexibility of schedule and content.
We can deliver lecture format presentations to large groups (multiple classes) and/or focused interactive sessions with smaller groups. For example, we have provided a 45 minute presentation to fifth grade classes in one session then organized follow-up with individual classes one week later. Between sessions, the students were provided with additional readings and asked to develop questions before the return visit.
Our program uses undergrad and graduate students in the School of Earth and Space Exploration as the presenters. These students are trained and rehearsed to work with a range of ages and interests. It is our intent to have K-12 students interact in a positive motivational experience with college students who have self selected to further their own education in STEM fields.
Our K-12 field trip program is designed to:
- Provide an opportunity for your students to interact with our graduate and undergraduate students on a virtual platform
- Encourage a STEM education/career attitudinal shift
- Provide supplemental K-12 STEM education correlated to education standards
- Provide exposure to graduate and undergraduate students actively researching “real world” scientific exploration
How to schedule a virtual visit
Use this email SESE-Outreach@asu.edu to request a conversation with our Community Outreach coordinator. We look forward to working with you to plan our virtual visit(s) and understand your content preferences.
Schedule a Tour of our Facilities
We look forward to resuming facility tours after the safety restrictions with COVID-19 are lifted. Until then check out our facilities pages below.
More than 30,000 people visit us each year. In addition to field trip opportunities, we welcome families and individuals of all ages to tour our buildings. In the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4), check out our planetarium shows and free lectures, and visit the Meteorite Gallery. Tour our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center and the Mars Space Flight Facility.