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.

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: michael@earth2class.org 

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.)

Directions by Columbia Shuttle or Car