Education & Outreach Programs

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory canceled in-person tours until further notice due to an abundance of caution surrounding the spread of COVID-19. Please join the Lab for bi-weekly virtual public tours hosted by our Protocol Office. Themed K-12 tours can be found through our booking system under virtual programs. We look forward to hosting everyone on site in the future.

Bay Area students and teachers, we offer a number of programs designed specifically for different stages of STEM education. Click through the Elementary, Middle, and High School pages to learn more about how our programs support your educational goals. For monthly updates on new programs, sign up for our Educator Newsletter or Student Newsletter.

Programs by Age Groups

Develop an excitement for STEM through hands-on activities and games

Explore different STEM fields and start building up your research skills

Experience working with us and prepare for higher education in STEM

Virtual Programs

Berkeley Lab staff are volunteering to virtually share their experiences and work in STEM with classrooms. We invite students and teachers to meet researchers, ask questions, and get an inside look at STEM professions.

Join us in live, virtual shows that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home. Each episode in the series highlights scientists and researchers of a specific subject at Berkeley Lab. Our presenters share their scientific background and lead easy home activities related to their field.

Join us for themed career talks every other Friday of the month to learn about the wide diversity of STEM professions. Each session, we will be joined by Berkeley Lab staff, Bay Area professionals, and other guest experts to talk about their careers and how they got there. This series is open to the public! We'll also be recording the talks for everyone to view at a later time.

For those at home looking for educational activities to do while sheltering in place, we have compiled a set of resources on this page. Resources are divided into 4 categories: college prep, STEM learning, live talks, and general education. Stay well and stay safe!

Requests

Experiences at Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab will continue to partner with Bay Area groups to provide experiences for middle and high school students. Experiences include visiting the Lab, touring facilities, taking part in STEM activities meeting with scientists, and learning about careers. Postponed until further notice, check out Let's Talk About STEM for a virtual alternative.

Community Outreach

Do you have a program at your school in need of scientists and engineers? Is there a STEM/STEAM Night coming up? Berkeley Lab would like to be a part of your efforts! Submit a request so that we can help put you in contact with a speaker or facilitate an activity.