ESRL Outreach

Visit NOAA Boulder

NOAA offers public tours of the Boulder facility each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and include stops at several research divisions and the National Weather Service Forecast Office. School tours, including K-12 and universities, and special group tours are also available. For more information, visit the Tour Page

Science on a Sphere

Student and Teacher Opportunities

NOAA hosts a number of opportunities for students and teachers to experience our research first-hand. For information regarding scholarships, fellowships and internships, visit the Student and Teacher Programs Page

The ESRL – CIRES Graduate Student Fellowship Program is a graduate research program to provide the opportunity for students to achieve academic excellence while conducting their graduate research.

Students in the NOAA summer program.

Online Educational Resources

NOAA has a number of educational resources available online. For a listing of some of these resources, please visit ESRL's Educational Resources Page.

Forecaster demonstrates a weather ballon launch.

NOAA Virtual World

NOAA's virtual world takes advantage of a platform known as Second Life that allows visitors to experience NOAA in 3-D. The Second Life platform requires users to install software on their computer and sign up for a free account.

NOAA Islands in Second Life include:

More information is available through the SciLands project,, a community of science and technology organizations in Second Life.

Map of NOAA Meteora Virtal Island