|Storm Peak Laboratory Education and Outreach|
SPL has a long history of providing educational experiences. Storm Peak Laboratory hosts atmospheric science field courses from a multitude of universities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Colorado State University, University of Utah, University of Nevada, and University of Wisconsin atmospheric field courses are currently planned during the winter of 2010.
These classes are designed to give students experience in all facets of atmospheric science, from development of the research proposal and experiment to project planning and final reporting. The students participate in experiments and their class projects incorporate data from the state-of-the art science instrumentation at Storm Peak Laboratory.
Additionally, semi-annual “open house” events are held at SPL. These events educate the public about science conducted at the laboratory. Information both for adults and children is explained regarding the science of climate change. Overall, SPL provides a practical, easily accessible facility for researchers, teachers, and students of all ages and abilities.
Storm Peak Laboratory also hosts specific programs for local 5th and 6th grade students.