Earth ExplorersTM is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Our Mission: To open doors to science and 21st century skills by educating and mentoring underrepresented youth.
Earth Explorers began in 2010-2011 as an after-school program for 7th and 8th graders to foster interest in science through video production and new media technology.
Students learn videography, interviewing and storytelling. They form video production teams and are assigned working scientists at institutions like NCAR and NOAA. They interview their scientists, video their lab and field work and return to the video lab at the school to produce eight to ten minute videos. The students present their videos at a public premiere for the school, their scientists, mentors, families, and the community.
Earth Explorers is a unique, volunteer-driven, hands-on approach to engaging middle school students in STEM education. The program brings science into the mainstream for middle school students by making it dynamic and fun through collaborative, project-based learning.