K-12 Field Trip Program
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 for either an in-person experience at the ASU Tempe campus or a virtual visit to classrooms offering online, in-class, or hybrid models.
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 or in-person 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 your in-person tour or our virtual visit(s) and understand your content preferences.
Schedule a Tour of our Facilities
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.