Earth2Class (Earth to Class)

E2C is a unique science/math/technology resource for K-12 teachers, students, the general public, and geoscientists. It is a collaboration among researchers and an Earth Science educator at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; technology integration specialists from Colégio Bandeirantes, São Paulo, Brasil; and classroom teachers from New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

E2C centers around “Saturday Workshops for Educators” held at Columbia's Lamont Campus in Palisades N.Y. One key feature to E2C is involvement of LDEO scientists. Their availability through workshops, web site postings, and e-mail allow teachers and students access to cutting-edge research which can be used to develop learning activities directly linked to “real-world problems,” and provide scientists with an effective format to disseminate their discoveries more broadly. Since 1998, we have provided more than 120 Workshops featuring over 80 LDEO scientists.


Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Directions to the Lamont Campus


LDEO E2C Summer Institutes: Hackensack River, Minerals/Rocks/Resources, Weather/Climate, and Astronomy

Preparing for the NGSS and Science in the Common Core


Save-the-dates for 2016 - 2017: Sep 10, Oct 8 (LDEO Open House), Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 3, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, Apr 29

 Topics will be posted in late Summer.

Browse archived versions of the 2015 - 2016 Workshops and Related Classroom Resources

19 Sep -- Arthur Lerner-Lam (LDEO Deputy Dir.) -- Trends in Frontier ES Research

3 Oct -- "The Hackensack River Past, Present, and Future" as an Example for Developing Innovative Lessons

14 Nov* -- Allison Wing -- Developing Better Understanding of Hurricanes

30 Jan* -- Arlene Fiore & Olivia Clifton -- Air Quality-Climate-Vegetation Interactions

13 Feb -- Frank Nitsche -- Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheets  

5 Mar* -- Margie Turrin & Dave Porter -- Welcome to the "Polar Explorer: Sea Level" app"

19 Mar* -- Taro Takahashi -- Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord

 9 Apr* --  Margie Turrin & Dave Porter -- Interactive Exploration of Sea Level Rise

16 Apr -- Dallas Abbott -- Enigmas and Controversy in Science: Examples from Madagascar and Russian Lakes

7 May -- Solange Duhamel & Andy Juhl -- Studying Plankton Adaptations to Different Marine Environments

*Funded in part by the NOAA National Ocean Service  (Award Number NA15NOS0080223)

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Principal Content

A second key to E2C is the ever-growing collection of educational resources that provide teachers, students, and others access to up-to-date information about our changing planet and for Earth Science courses. These make our offerings available to anyone, even if they cannot attend the live workshops. Use the links in the boxes to explore these.
E2C Workshops by Topic • Archives from Previous Workshops

E2C Workshops by Topic

Earth Science Course Study Resources

Curriculum Units

Additional Educational Resources

Educational Resources

General Schedule:

08:45 – 09:30

Arrival of Participants and General Announcements

09:30 – 10:00

Background Information on Today's Topic

10:15 – 12:00

Guest Scientist(s) Presentation(s)

(noon - 1 pm)

Lunch with the Scientist

1:00 – 3:30

Designing curriculum to meet NGSS and your State Standards--Dr. Mike Passow will share potential classroom-ready materials based on his 44+ years of experience as an Earth Science Educator.

Thanks for your interest!

The easiest way to register for the Saturday Workshops: send an e-mail to: 

There is a $15 fee to attend each program, which covers refreshments, lunch, hand-outs,  and other expenses.   The Lamont campus is normally closed on Saturdays, so please pre-register by e-mail so we can add your name to the Security Gatehouse entry list and have a luncn for you. All programs take place in the Seismology-Marine Biology Building Seminar Room (unless a special announcement is made about an alternate location.)

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