Education & Outreach

Education and outreach to increase awareness and knowledge of humanity’s relationship to the environment is central to Lamont’s mission.

We bring advances in the understanding of our planet and impacts of Earth processes on society gained through our groundbreaking research to students, educators, and the public through interactive programs and hands-on learning opportunities.

Visitor Opportunities

Visitors in the Lamont Core Repository
Core Repository

The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository maintains one of the world’s most unique and important collections of scientific samples from the deep sea.

Seining in the Hudson River
Hudson River Field Station

The Hudson River Field Station helps visitors explore and learn directly from the best classroom: the Hudson River itself!

Lamont Open House Visitor Using a Microscope
Open House

Every October, we welcome kids, families, and science enthusiasts to meet our scientists and participate in dozens of activities and programs.

Student & Educator Programs

Students Participating in Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor
School Programs

Rockland P.L.U.S. engages high school students in sustainable planning while Day in the Life of the Hudson gives K-12 students hands-on field experiences.

Lamont Summer Intern Program Participants 2019
Student Summer Opportunities

Secondary School Field Research, Summer Intern, Next Generation of Hudson River Educators, and Polar Climate Ambassadors programs provide students with rich, meaningful summer experiences.

Earth2Class Demonstration
Professional Development

Earth2Class connects K-14 teachers with scientists and the latest research to bring new tools and ideas to their classrooms


Polar Education Event
Polar Science

Our polar science activities focus on the evidence of climate change in the polar regions and introduce students to a variety of science concepts and resources.

Emperor Penguin at Edge of Cape Washington Penguin Colony in Terra Nova Bay Antarctica by Nick Frearson
Climate & Sustainability

Our interactive programs for K-12 students, families, and educators feature experts from across Lamont and Columbia Climate School presenting on important and interesting sustainability topics.

Up Close with Hudson River Striper
Hudson River

Our collection of lesson plans, videos, data sets, and other resources helps students explore the Hudson River estuary’s uniqueness, complexity, and life.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs